TSL unveils IP audio monitoring solution with redundancy
TSL will showcase for the first time IBC2023 (Hall 10 stand 10.B41) its new MPA1-MIX-NET-V-R, a fully redundant 1U audio confidence monitor and mixer with 16 instantly recallable independent mixes that eases the transition to IP. TSL engineered the MPA1-MIX-NET-V-R in accordance with key industry standards, SMPTE ST 2022-7, ensuring fully optimised network topologies that reduce customer risk and network complexity without limiting operational agility. A leader in audio monitoring, TSL’s latest MPA1-MIX-NET innovation safeguards against disruptions and system failures, empowering broadcasters to deliver top-tier, uninterrupted broadcasting experiences whether it’s a high-stakes sporting event, live concert, or once-in-a-lifetime global event.
“It is increasingly clear that IP is the future, and to get there, we have to build products that provide a bridge to the new IP paradigm with familiar workflows and monitoring tools, but which will also be completely at home in an all-IP world,” states Ian Godfrey, President of TSL Inc. “Combined with TSL’s cutting-edge redundancy capabilities, customers can meet specific challenges head-on cost-effectively. It’s a customer-centric approach that caters to unique scenarios by providing an unmatched IP solution that ensures continuous audio monitoring with absolute peace of mind.”
About the new MPA1-MIX-Net-V-R
Designed to ease the transition towards IP media transport, the MPA1-MIX-NET-V-R is ideal for ST 2110 trucks and installations. Two 1G AoIP connections provide 64 channels of input, with a further 64 available via an optional MADI SFP. Support for in-band NMOS is built-in for integration with TSL control and leading third-party systems.
User interfaces are critical in high-pressure production environments, so the MPA1-MIX-NET’s design is informed by users like global production experts NEP. One example is the “V”-shaped layout of the controls for accurate fingertip navigation in low-light environments. Additionally, SNMP integration allows remote configuration changes.
Key Feature/Benefit Highlights:
– 64 channels and an optional MADI input provide a further 64 channels, with an intuitive interface and easy-to-use controls.
– A simple and intuitive way to monitor multiple audio sources by using it’s 8 dedicated rotary controls to quickly configure and create the required monitoring mix
– Provides full integration with today’s Broadcast IP networks allowing operators to easily access any audio sources for monitoring.
– Comes complete with a comprehensive webpage and SNMP support, allowing remote configuration and control.
TSL partner, NEP, a leading worldwide outsourced technical production partner to premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, states why the ergonomic user experience and sound quality are critical in high-pressure production environments. “MPA1-MIX-NET’s design is informed by end-users in conjunction with global production experts NEP. One example is the “V”-shaped layout of the front panel controls which provide intuitive navigation that’s especially valuable fast paced environments like live production in an OB truck or PCR. The built-in ST 2022-7 network capability is another step forward. Additionally, NEP and TSL integration allows for remote configuration via our broadcast control system,” says Joseph Signorino, Vice President, Systems Integration & Design, NEP Broadcast Services.