Zee TV, CCTV and RTL City among those deploying the PAM2-IP audio monitor
TSL Products has revealed that more than 50 PAM2-IP audio monitoring units have been delivered to distribution partners and broadcasters in the US, South America, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), and Eastern Asia.
In Asia, its users include Zee TV in India, and CCTV in China. For the latter, the units will be used in the master control and transmission systems at the network’s new headquarters for the coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
In Europe, Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), part of the RTL Group, will install the PAM2-IP units in an all-IP facility at RTL City in Luxembourg. Costas Colombus, director of technology, projects and support, BCE, commented: “TSL Products’ commitment to supporting emerging IP standards — such as AES67, SMPTE ST 2022-6 and SMPTE ST 2110 — gave us the confidence we needed in the PAM2-IP to provide the audio monitoring we required at RTL City.
“Additionally, knowing that we could deploy the PAM2-IP in our new all-IP infrastructure without being forced to change our operational workflows was fundamental to our purchase decision.”
Besides providing AES67 support, the PAM2-IP features dedicated ports for connection to existing Dante networks. In addition, TSL Products has equipped the PAM2-IP with two dedicated 10Gig/E network ports, which is specially designed for users who are looking to operate on SMPTE ST 2022-6 and SMPTE ST 2110 networks.
Maintaining a familiar user experience was a key requirement of the development process, according to TSL Products. Engineers can set the device to receive preferred SMPTE ST 2022-6 multicast stream addresses, and use defined pre-sets to switch between multiple SMPTE ST 2022-6 sources directly on the front panel with a simple button push.
Additionally, PAM2-IP units across a facility can be configured, controlled and monitored via a Web interface from a single desktop, with added support Ember+ protocol for control by third-party systems.
Stephen Brownsill, audio product manager at TSL Products, concluded: “The solutions we offer today are for both SDI and IP infrastructures. We understand that a key challenge for any audio solution is to create and present an operational experience that is both simple and intuitive, regardless of the method being used to carry audio through a broadcast facility.”