Wohler Technologies, the creators of in-rack audio, video and data monitoring solutions, are set to release three new products and have announced new additions to their DVM MPEG video monitor line.
One of the new products, the ContentProbe recorder, is capable of recording for 24 hours a day. The recorder is compliant with FaultTracker signal fault monitoring for audio, video, captions and loudness. It also features an accessible GUI that allows users to access all channels across the network. ContentProbe was developed with Media FingerPrinting technology for commercial content verification, which alongside RealSync frame-accurate recording, offers completely customizable alerts and notifications based on user preferences. The recorder’s Silver Web interface gives users the ability to cue content down to the frame and export selected clips for external use. ContentProbe can support up to four video channels or 16 audio channels and contains up to 720 hours of hot-swappable storage and dual-power supplies all within a single 1-RU enclosure.
Wohler Technologies has also announced the release of the new AMP1-16M Dual 3G/HD/SD-SDI Audio Monitor. The dual-input SDI monitor gives users the option of monitoring embedded audio in both 3G/HD or SD-SDI streams. The new audio monitor is a 1-RU system capable of de-embedding audio for metering and monitoring from any or all of the 16 audio channels contained in selected 3G/HD or SD-SDI streams. With the monitor’s 2.4-inch LED-backlight LCD display, users can monitor levels and other information with the option for one-touch monitoring and sending of any selected pair or pairs of audio content to headphones, built-in speakers or XLR balanced outputs. User designated presets can be setup and stored remotely via USB or Ethernet connections. The monitor offers gain adjustment and trim on individual audio tracks, channel assignment for either or both analog outputs and the ability to select and de-select channel pairs. Also, the new product allows for the pass through of both SDI inputs and a reclocked output of a selected monitored SDI stream.
With Wohler’s newly acquired RadiantGrid technology, the company has announced the release of the RadiantGrid Media Automation platform. The new platform offers a more efficient solution for file creation, standards conversion, GC and the distribution of media, while at the same time, augmenting and integrating with trafficking, rights management, linear automation and business process management systems. Because of RadiantGrid’s TrueGrid media processing and parallel processing engine, alongside an underlying content management fabric for media processing, the automation platform is able to function at high speeds. With this engine, the RadiantGrid platform offers everything from faster-than-real-time transcoding and standards conversion to processes like mixed candence correction, video optimization, audio loudness conformance and more.
As a follow up to the recently released DVM-2443 MPEG/ASI/IP monitor, which features 4 4.3-inch screens, Wohler is set to release three new additions to the DVM MPEG video monitor line. The DVM-5210 is a 5-RU system that features two 10-inch screens. The DVM-4290 monitor is a 4-RU system with two 9-inch screens. Finally, the DVM-3270 is a 3-RU system with two 7-inch screens.
Each new monitor allows for convenient monitoring of program content from 3G/HD/SD-SDI and MPEG-2/4 ASI inputs, as well as, Ethernet IP streams. These monitors are capable of decoding and displaying MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 signals using a BNC or Ethernet input. The new additions to the DVM line also allow users to browse the PAT, PMT and PID tables for every selected stream. Alongside MPEG ASI and dual input 3G/HD/SD-SDI loop-through, the new monitors are also compatible with HDMI video and audio with level meters, GPI and tally. Each new monitor will be able to display in-picture audio level metering, video waveform and vector scope — featuring CRT-style image calibration.
Wohler will be showcasing these new products at IBC2012 in Europe this year.