Wohler Product Preview for the 2011 Broadcast & Cable (SET) Show

At the Broadcast and Cable (SET) Show in São Paulo, Brazil, Wohler will be highlighting numerous products in collaboration with one of its regional distributors, CIS Group. This includes Wohler’s expanded lineup of closed captioning and ancillary data management products, as well as signal management and confidence monitoring solutions for video, audio, and loudness applications. Additionally, Wohler’s captioning products will be shown on Stand F2 alongside EITV, a Brazilian provider of products and services focusing on digital TV, as well as solutions for broadcasting of closed captions.

HDCC Series Captioning/Subtitling Products

Wohler will be showcasing the HDCC Series captioning/subtitling products, which allow users to handle encoding, decoding, and monitoring of CEA-608, CEA-708, and B37 captions, as well as encoding and decoding of multiple synchronous GPI triggers. Based on Wohler’s flexible HDCC card design, the products allow broadcasters to choose the functionality their application requires at a competitive price point.

AMP2-16V Series Modular Audio/Video Processing Monitor

Wohler will also present major functional enhancements to its flagship AMP2-16V audio/video-processing monitor. Highlights include auto-detect for 3G/HD/SD and embedded Dolby, which enables customers to perform automatic monitoring in mixed signal format environments, support for SMPTE 2020 metadata monitoring, a menu lockout function that prevents unauthorized changes to the unit’s configuration, the ability to cycle through solo monitoring of defined clusters of audio channels, an optical TOSLINK input option for monitoring the consumer’s set-top box (STB) experience, and improved display of metadata and stream status information. These new updates are available as a simple upgrade to all current AMP2-16V owners and come standard on all new AMP2-16V units.

AMP1-D8MDA-3G Dolby Digital Audio Monitor

The AMP1-D8MDA-3G in-rack audio monitor is capable of outputting and/or displaying up to eight channels of encoded audio from Dolby Digital streams decoded from AES and 3G/HD/SD-SDI multichannel inputs. The AMP1-D8MDA-3G can be used in VTR bays, mobile production vehicles, teleconferencing installations, multimedia systems, satellite links, cable TV facilities, and on-air radio studios.

Presto Video Switcher

Also on display will be Presto, a new video switcher that makes 16 3G/HD/SD-SDI video channels readily available for monitoring and straightforward switching via integrated OLED pushbuttons. The switcher offers a compact 1-RU solution with 16 OLED screens, each of which serves as a switching button that displays the video stream from any source.

MADI-8 Audio Monitor
Wohler will showcase its new MADI-8 audio monitor, which enables broadcasters to implement the Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (MADI or AES10) in their production workflows. MADI is an industry-standard electronic communications protocol for an interface that carries multiple channels of digital audio. MADI is extremely desirable for outside broadcasters, as it reduces the amount of cable and weight associated with traditional analog- or AES-based audio distribution.

Pandora Loudness Analyzer

Pandora is a compact and easy-to-read desktop or rack-mountable loudness monitor with logging that can be employed at any point in the broadcast chain that requires simple, accurate loudness monitoring. In helping broadcasters to address the demands of global loudness standards, the Pandora monitor provides a clear, accurate reading of loudness measurements for any SDI video signal with audio. Accepting and analyzing embedded audio in either SDI or AES streams, Pandora gives the user an accurate reading of loudness measurements (LKFS/LUFS) over a user-defined period of time, ranging from 400 milliseconds to 60 minutes.