World Cup 2010: TSL Ships PAM1-3G8 Audio Monitors to South Africa
TSL Professional Product Group has announced the sale of a dozen of its PAM1-3G8 professional audio monitors to Alfacam, provider of OB facilities for Host Broadcasting Services’ (HBS) coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
The PAM1-3G8 will be used in broadcast compounds in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg/Ellis Park, and Pretoria stadiums to simplify multichannel broadcast audio monitoring for World Cup matches.
“The PAM1-3G8 met all of our technical requirements and more,” says Alfacam head of audio engineering Jean-Philippe Ovaert. “We wanted audio monitoring technology that would include Dolby decoding and measurement as well as metadata control. The PAM1-3G8 also provides the ability to actually see the signals that are being measured, which is extremely helpful when you have a lot of signals to control. Its high resolution, high visibility displays of bar graph and metadata values and convenient preset buttons are significant advantages in fast-paced environments.”
The PAM1-3G8 is the first rack mount monitoring unit to feature the flexibility of OLED displays for data and metering. TSL’s Precision Audio Monitor range includes dual 3Ghz HD/SDI video inputs, Dolby D/E decoding, and is particularly well suited to the demands of an OB vehicle.
With 15 user configurable and instant recall monitoring presets, multiple signal format handling, user selectable bar graph characteristics, solid sound quality, and video confidence monitoring, PAM1-3G8 alleviates the pressures of audio monitoring for outside broadcasts.
“With multiple professional awards, rapidly escalating sales, and broad acceptance throughout the world, our Precision Audio Monitoring range is now established as the standard by which all others are measured,” says TSL audio applications manager Martin Dyster.