TSL Enhances Broadcast Control Offering With Focus on Flexibility
TSL has announced its latest advancements in broadcast control centred around its R&D approach of creating solutions based on its customers’ specific application. With this change and the integration of TSL and DNF product lines, TSL Control encompasses all the company’s control solutions (including TallyMan and Flex Network) under one umbrella. This allows the customer to create a combined system, across product lines, that is designed to address its unique workflow needs.
“TSL Control is pure in its name and stands for the independence and integration capabilities that make our offering so compelling,” says Ian Godfrey, president of TSL Inc and head of control at TSL. “The latest updates to our control offerings have been driven by the motivation to continue offering our customers the most flexible control solutions that ultimately make their jobs easier.”
New to TSL Control is the GTP-42 Flex network controller, solutions in cost-effective IP routing and multi-network control, playout control and automation including SCTE and DTMF monitoring, as well as the new TallyMan Redundancy Package.
According to the company, the GTP-42 offers decreased power consumption, an easy-to-read front panel display and internal, dual-redundant power supplies. Its upgraded Linux core enables TSL to deploy an entirely virtualized GTP in any environment, whether in a facility, on COTS hardware, or in the cloud.
TSL has also developed a cost-effective solution for IP routing, easing the transition from traditional workflows to IP and hybrid systems. With capabilities including the grouping of audio, video and metadata flows for synchronized routing familiar to SDI operators, users can transition from IP and SDI-dominant areas of a facility, across buildings, or between outside broadcast (OB) trucks with no change to their workflow.
TSL’s Virtual Panels provide operators with traditional SDI, audio, video and metadata in one router, with the option of discrete signal view. Virtual Panels are completely configurable user interfaces that are best suited for unique workflow requirements, simplifying complex tasks into easily achievable operations. Using a combination of NMOS, device-specific APIs and traditional routing interfaces, TSL’s Virtual Panels are said to meet the requirements of modern facilities, without the costly and time-consuming process of retraining system operators.
Another solution from TSL’s control offering is the ability to streamline multi-network control across all third-party broadcast equipment. With TSL Control, operators can manage facility lighting, engage robotic camera presets, drive any content to the back of the screen, and much more. Through a single interface, the operator has full access to the core of their control system and can manage NDI, SDI and 2110 routing.
Also new to the TallyMan control system is full, dual redundancy, which offers the ability to replicate between two system controllers with automated failover. With the inclusion of all protocols, features and functionality at the time of purchase, TallyMan can be added to any pre-existing infrastructure, making the deployment of dual redundancy simple. The TallyMan Redundancy kit includes dual redundant system controllers and the TallyMan redundancy panel, where users can achieve direct control, manual failover of two controllers, and/or enable automatic failover mode in the event of failure.