Wohler has released an AVB Monitoring Option card for its flagship Amp2 Series modular audio/video monitors. The card and software update allow AVB channels to be mixed, adjusted and monitored alongside AES, SDI, analogue and other input types, and in the same fashion.
‘AVB promises compelling benefits including simpler network infrastructure, lower implementation costs, unified management, and the ability to deliver current and next-generation video and audio applications with high quality of service,’ says Wohler Technologies VP of Sales, John Terrey. ‘We are making AVB support available within the widely used Amp2-E16V audio/video monitor to assure that Wohler customers have an economical and practical means of taking advantage of this important standard.’
The update allows Amp2-E16V monitoring units already deployed in the field to be upgraded to support AVB – no additional dedicated system is required. As with other modules for the Amp2-E16V, the card occupies a single card slot. AVB inputs can be added without losing other inputs.
Each AVB Monitoring Option card decodes two AVB streams of eight channels each (IEC 61883-6 format), which must be locked to the same media clock. AVB channels can be output via AES and analogue outputs or re-embedded within an SDI stream.