TSL Products has unveiled the world’s first uncompressed video-over-IP audio monitors, designed to smooth the transition to an IP-based workflow in any facility involved in the production and transmission of live productions – including sports, news and live events.
The PAM-IP range can monitor video, audio and its associated metadata from either a traditional 3G-SDI connection or a S2022-6 IP stream. It is designed to work seamlessly in a hybrid environment where an SDI, AES and analogue-based infrastructure can be monitored alongside an IP-based infrastructure. With this array of connectivity options, the PAM-IP range offers more format flexibility than any monitoring device currently available.
‘At TSL we recognise that the transition to an all-IP environment will not be immediate,’ says Product Director, Pieter Schillebeeckx. ‘For the foreseeable future at least, infrastructures will be hybrids where existing standards and technologies co-exist and interoperate with the new. With the new PAM-IP range, our customers are able to utilise their existing equipment alongside their IP infrastructure, safe in the knowledge that the PAM-IP is capable of evolving with new Video- and Audio-over-IP standards and protocols as they mature.’
Until now, it was impossible to monitor audio directly from an IP stream without going through some cumbersome format conversion first. With the PAM-IP range of audio monitors, customers can now monitor uncompressed video and audio over IP without superfluous format conversion hardware, thereby smoothing their transition to an all IP workflow.
The IP variant of TSL Products’ flagship PAM1 and PAM2 will be available with several options including: Video over IP (S2022-6 with other formats following), Audio over IP (Dante/AES67) and UHD (4K over 12G-SDI or Quad3G-SDI). This makes it ideally suited to meet the needs of any facility making the transition to IP.