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InForm

Cost-Effective Audio Monitoring
for SDI and IP Facilities
W

ith the broadcast industry in
constant demand to do more
with less, TSL Products have developed
a full range of cost-effective audio
monitoring solutions suitable for 3G/
HD/SD-SDI, Dante, MADI, AES and
Analogue infrastructures.
The MPA1 range offers a lightweight,
compact 1RU form-factor at only
100mm, suited to environments where
space is a premium such as OB trucks,
flyaways, SNG and ENG trucks.
Adopted by leading broadcasters
in Europe and around the globe,
including NEP UK, Canal+ (France),
Cinevideo (Italy) and Mobile TV Group
(US), the range has been used within
major sporting events and productions
to provide efficient and precise solo /
mix audio monitoring, as well as video
confidence monitoring.
"We have been TSL customers for
years and many of our trucks are
standardised on the TSL PAM2 units for
the engineering monitoring positions,
while our fly packs come with the

MPA1 MADI, Dante and SDI monitors,"
explained Paul Fournier, Head of Audio
at NEP UK.
"When we started designing our
new OB truck in early 2017, we were
looking for the smallest form audio
monitoring unit we could find, that
would be flexible and easy to use for
our VT operators, and the MPA1 Solo
SDI was just the ticket."
Meanwhile, Canal+ chose the MPA1Mix-Dante as it fits seamlessly into
their IP-based workflow at its Paris
Canal+ Factory facility, offering
excellent overall audio quality for their
custom mixes whilst also fitting right in
to their existing IP infrastructure.
"This commitment to supporting new
and existing infrastructure types is a
key feature of TSL's AMUs, and helps
customers navigate the transition
to IP at a pace that suits them," said
Stephen Brownsill, Audio Product
Manager at TSL Products. "We are
dedicated to serve existing and future
facilities which is why our IP roadmap

aligns with that of AIMS and the
adoption of open standards."
The most recent additions to the MPA1
range are the MPA1-Mix-SDI and MPA1Solo/Mix-8 (Analogue), which offer an
extended range of connectivity already
available in the MPA1 line along with
the existing Dante / AES-67 and MADI
versions.
Both the MPA1-SOLO-8 and MPA1MIX-8 come equipped with 16 balanced
analogue inputs, eight AES inputs and

TSL Products MPA1 range

eight GPIO ports. The new MPA1-MIXSDI allows up to 16 stereo monitoring
mixes comprising up to eight stereo
pairs to be created and quickly
recalled, both from the front panel, or
remotely via the Web GUI.
The MPA1 audio monitoring range now
supports SNMP and users can remotely
control their MPA1's using TSL's
TallyMan control system or any control
system supporting SNMP.

InMedia

Video Clarity Adds IP Capability
and Time-Saving Function
V

ideo Clarity has announced two
new additions to its RTM line of
real-time audio and video monitoring
solutions. RTM IP is a new model that
enables perceptual testing in the ST
2110 IP domain, while the company's
RTM Manager control interface now
includes automated file QoE for
automated quality testing.
Through Gigabit Ethernet and 10
Gigabit Ethernet IP interfaces, RTM IP
can run automatic, full reference, realtime quality testing in the IP domain
for uncompressed and compressed
video quality streams. It works by
playing a test reference source into
the network while performing a
comparison of that source
to downstream processed
video and audio. The system
enables program originators,
service
providers,
and
manufacturers' test labs
to apply RTM testing to IP
networks, and importantly,

to do it using the new SMPTE ST 2110
media flow technology.
For the first time, users can apply
perceptual video quality tests to
encode processing in an ST 2110
network environment simultaneously
with audio quality, lip sync, and
full program loudness up to 16
channels. Whether they need to
measure the quality of output
delivered to a downstream channel
or a home viewer, or they're
taking measurements during R&D
and product development, users
can test the performance of their
network video-processing functions
automatically and in real-time without

VideoClarity RTM IP

setting up recordings. This
time-saving feature lets users
focus on other work while the
quality-monitoring and logging
test is underway. RTM IP is
available as new model RTMS2043-IP and as a software
option for ClearView IP systems that
have 10G IP interfaces.
Meanwhile, the other addition to
the RTM family - RTM Manager with
file QoE - applies an easy-to-use,
automated file-testing routine for
VOD or OTT file-encoding workflows
for users that need an added layer of
video and audio quality measurement,
with a threshold for recording lowquality events in the baseband
domain.
Built for post-production
and file-delivery centres that
handle all kinds of content -
such as for broadcast, cable,
IPTV, and OTT programme
delivery - this new RTM

VideoClarity RTM 3.0

automated measurement process
tests HD and SD video faster than
real-time to accelerate the test time
per file of both long and short-form
programming, then presents results
and errors for review. The RTM
Manager browser interface gives
users easy access for setup and testing
feedback, while the ability to test
multiple files in a series automatically
limits the amount of necessary human
intervention.
The RTM Manager browser controller
with automated file QoE is part of a
new RTM software package and is also
an added feature set to all RTM system
models.


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