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NAB 2012: TSL presents PAM2 MK2 platform

24 April 2012
NAB 2012: TSL presents PAM2 MK2 platform

TSL Professional Products launched its new PAM2 MK2 Multichannel Audio Monitoring Unit (PAM2 3G16 MK2) with an option for the latest in Dolby decoding technologies. The PAM2 MK2 delivers a new set of features for precision audio monitoring, including an SDI output connection to export display information to an external video monitor, a front-panel USB port for pre-set save/recall management and an Ethernet port providing network connectivity to web browsers and system management software applications. The new platform is built upon TSL’s existing PAM2 features, including loudness-compliance monitoring and audio delay to match video latency. The PAM2 MK2 is one of the first audio monitoring solutions to feature Dolby’s CAT1100 module, a new platform for comprehensive decoding and monitoring of Dolby audio formats that are used throughout the HD broadcast chain (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital and Dolby E). The new module will enable the PAM2 MK2 to perform Dolby E decoding and external speaker monitoring, as well as Dolby Digital Plus with surround descriptive audio and stream mixing. TSL also plans to incorporate an array of new features into the PAM2 MK2 over the course of 2012, including dialogue intelligence loudness measurement, simultaneous multichannel and stereo outputs and selectable error concealment. “Since the launch of PAM2-3G16, our development team has responded to valuable customer feedback and requests to evolve the PAM series to meet real-world production requirements,” said Martin Dyster, head of Audio for TSL Professional Products. “The PAM2 MK2 represents a quantum leap in functionality for the PAM family as, for example, the SDI monitor output can export the on-board bar graph, loudness and data displays to a video monitor in front of the engineer or to different locations in the facility via SDI routing infrastructure or even from a remote truck to master control. This brings critical audio monitoring and compliance information to the wider production team. With more than 1,000 PAM units already in use worldwide, we believe the PAM2 MK2 will be adopted as the new industry standard in multichannel audio monitoring.” www.tsl.co.uk

 

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