Wohler Technologies Shows Off New Products at SMPTE Australia

Wohler Technologies will be exhibiting with The AV Group on Stand H17 at SMPTE Australia, to be held in Sydney on July 23-26.

WOHLERWohler develops signal management and monitoring solutions for video, audio, captioning, and loudness applications and in 2012, the company acquired RadiantGrid Technologies. On display at SMPTE Australia will be the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform for efficient file-based content creation and distribution, quality control, and faster-than-real-time transcoding and standards conversion.

“The SMPTE conference and exhibition in Sydney is the region’s preeminent event for professionals in the motion-imaging, sound, and broadcast industries — and the perfect stage on which to showcase our rapidly expanding RadiantGrid line of file-based media transformation solutions, as well as our extensive range of audio and video monitoring products,” says Jhonny Maroun, Director, Wohler APAC. “With these acclaimed innovations in media monitoring and processing, Wohler makes it easier and less expensive for users to establish flexible, cost-effective, and forward-looking broadcast workflows.” 

Maroun will present a white paper titled “File-Based Automation Enables Evolution of Media Workflow,” on July 25 from 2-3:15 p.m. in Room 1.

Wohler Technologies’ products that will be on hand at SMPTE Australia include:

RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform
The Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform offers a highly efficient solution for transcoding, standards conversion, and audio processing in applications including loudness correction, quality control, and distribution of media. At the heart of the platform is RadiantGrid’s TrueGrid parallel-processing engine, which excels at providing faster-than-real-time content transformation, particularly for long-form content requiring multiple processes to be run concurrently. Intelligent automation of workflow processes, coupled with close integration of best-of-breed plug-ins such as Cinnafilm’s Tachyon, Interra’s Baton, and Linear Acoustic AERO.file, enables the versatile operation needed to manage everything from multiplatform transcoding and standards conversion to more complex processing such as mixed-cadence correction, video optimization, and audio loudness conformance.

Wohler will feature its DVM family of video monitors, including the DVM-4290, a 4-RU system with two 9-inch screens; the DVM-3270, a 3-RU system with two 7-inch screens; and the DVM-2443 with four individual 4.3-inch screens and decoders. All of the DVM MPEG monitors provide convenient, at-a-glance monitoring of program content from 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs, as well as MPEG-2/4 DVB-ASI and Ethernet IP streams. The DVM broadcast-quality video monitors decode and display MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 signals via BNC or Ethernet inputs while giving users the ability to browse the PAT, PMT, and PID data for each selected stream. In addition to MPEG ASI and dual-input 3G/HD/SD-SDI with loop-through, the DVM monitors also accommodate HDMI® video and audio with level meters, GPI, and tally.

AMP1-MADIe Audio Monitor
The Wohler AMP1-MADIe is an in-rack portable MADI unit with Ethernet control and configuration. Ideal for sports production and other live broadcasts, it can be connected in series with a 56- or 64-channel MADI stream for individual volume adjustment and audible monitoring of any eight selected MADI channels at once. Designed specifically for customers requiring unique functionality equivalent to a MADI audio hot-mic mixer, Wohler’s new AMP1-MADIe simplifies rapid selection and monitoring of MADI signals in fast-paced, live-to-air production environments. Two models will be on display, demonstrating support for either multimode or single-mode fiber connections in addition to standard copper on BNC.

AMP1-16M Dual 3G/HD/SD-SDI Audio Monitor 
Wohler’s new dual-input SDI audio monitor offers broadcasters high-performance monitoring of embedded audio in two 3G/HD or SD-SDI streams at an attractive price point. The 1-RU system de-embeds and provides metering and monitoring of any or all of the 16 audio channels in the selected 3G/HD or SD-SDI stream. It offers intuitive operation and clear display of levels and other critical information using bright 2.4-inch LED-backlit LCD displays, enabling one-touch monitoring and summing of any selected pair(s) to built-in speakers, headphones, or XLR-balanced analog outputs. The monitor offers a number of convenient capabilities, including remote access for setup and storage of user-defined presets via Ethernet and USB connections, gain adjustment/trim on individual audio channels with the ability to assign channels to either or both analog outputs (as well as select or deselect channel pairs), pass-through of both SDI inputs, and reclocked output of the selected monitored SDI stream.

HDM Series Full-HD Wide-Viewing-Angle Monitors
Offering a full feature set, the Wohler HDM-170 and HDM-215 are cost-effective, reliable 17-inch and 21.5-inch HD/SD-SDI video monitors that are perfect for viewing the many feeds in mobile trucks, news and transmission control rooms, duplication facilities, and postproduction houses. The units feature full HD-resolution displays with 178-degree viewing angles and dual split or picture-in-picture monitoring modes. Display features include in-screen labeling, tally, time code, format display, waveform, vectorscope, and safe area/title display markers. A host of audio tools includes level metering, headphone output, and built-in speaker monitoring of dual stereo analog inputs or SDI embedded audio.

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