TSL Products To Showcase IP Connectivity in Products

With the industry transition to software-centric, IP-connected technology, TSL Products has updated a number of its control, audio monitoring and power management solutions to simplify SDI/IP workflows and streamline operations supporting customers during the transition to IP. The latest versions, including compliance with the emerging SMPTE 2110 family of standards, will be unveiled at IBC 2017.

TSL Products’ wide-ranging portfolio of audio monitoring solutions provides everything from critical level metering to integrity monitoring of surround sound for TV channels on transmission. At IBC the company will show new updates to its MPA1 Dante confidence monitoring series to now include support of AES-67 (and thereby further support for Ravenna and Hydra2 networks). AES-67 defines the IP audio transport layer in SMPTE 2110.

The company’s PAM-IP audio monitoring devices, which feature twin Ethernet ports, can also now be used either in Dante or AES-67 modes, making them ideal for use across the SDI to IP infrastructure transition, as the installation moves towards a unified SMPTE solution. Both ranges also now feature SNMP monitoring and control, which means TSL Products’ TallyMan and other SNMP management systems can manage them remotely. Existing users of the MPA1 can install the improved functionality as a free download.

The company will also show a new release of its TallyMan broadcast control system. With more than 1000 systems in use worldwide, TallyMan is recognized a reliable solution to real-time, user-oriented control and dynamic data display. The core software continues to evolve, incorporating the advanced access capabilities and automated workflow functionality that its users demand.

TallyMan users can design virtual control panels, usually implemented on touchscreen PCs.

TallyMan users can design virtual control panels, usually implemented on touchscreen PCs.

A key part of the TallyMan functionality is the ability to design virtual control panels, usually implemented on touchscreen PCs. The latest release of tools allows engineers to create multi-take buttons, which achieve multi-device, precisely time-aligned salvos of commands. The design platform now includes a new range of sliders, rotary encoders and X-Y control, which can be applied to anything from positioning robotic cameras to adjusting audio levels to color correction. Recent TallyMan installations have included full control of multiple remote studios, increasing production values while reducing costs and ensuring staff time is spent on productive, creative work.

A new addition to the TSL Products command and control range is FlashBoard, a new screen-based information distribution and display system. Integrating seamlessly with TallyMan, third party control systems or capable of independent operation, FlashBoard recognizes the increasing need for critical workflow information to be delivered visually at the point of use. It drives multiple displays, each with a unique combination of data, clocks and timers, on-air and cue lights, and production details. Screens are designed quickly using the drag and drop functionality in the TallyMan virtual panel software for display in monitor walls or distributed wirelessly to tablets.

System monitoring across a complete infrastructure will also be highlighted at IBC with the TSL Products’ InSite platform, which monitors and manages status, control and alarm parameters over SNMP or Modbus. Concentrated status reports can be presented as web dashboards, with alarms sent as email or SMS. All information is logged to maintain an audit trail and for trending analysis.

A range of intelligent power distribution and monitoring solutions will also be demonstrated. New this year is a vertical distribution unit, offering 20 C13 outlets from dual 32A inputs. The vertical design saves rack space, while retaining the renowned TSL Products quality.

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