TSL Products is now offering virtualised functionality to streamline and ease the pressures of live production through upgrades to the TallyMan Advanced Broadcast Control System.
These include the release of TSL’s new Redundancy Package, which adds protection from unforeseen events with auto-failover during operation and manual failover for system maintenance. The latest software also introduces users to virtual re-entries, allowing the customer to extend the investment of their routers.
The system update aligns with standard redundancy best practice, providing primary and backup TallyMan controllers, and offers synchronisation across configurations with live updates across the primary and backup system controllers. A highlight is TSL’s virtual IP address capability, which creates a single point of communication for all TallyMan systems and third-party devices. The TallyMan Redundancy Panel (TMRP) provides real-time status indication and allows redundancy control tasks to be managed locally or remotely.
Virtual re-entries, which is available as part of TSL’s latest free software update for existing customers, allows broadcasters to change source definitions on-the-fly, share resources, delegate management and re-assign joystick control. The virtual re-entries feature is particularly beneficial for sports and OB (outside broadcast) productions as it streamlines the operation of switching signal routes during fast-paced, high-stress productions, according to TSL Products.
Mark Davis, Director of Products & Technology at TSL Products, added, “With virtual re-entry capabilities, broadcasters can make the most of their investment by extending router capacity using virtual signals. This workflow was previously achieved using physical router re-entries or pre-routing, at the cost of valuable space, equipment and capacity. With virtual re-entries, engineers and operators can save precious time when it matters most.”