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Re-inventing in-rack monitoring

The iAM-Video is the latest product in Wohler’s iAM series of intelligent, adaptable, rack-mounted monitoring equipment. Wohler said it builds upon the recently launched iAM-Audio to add extensive video monitoring. It can display video on a front panel touchscreen, while the range of sources it can manage goes well beyond 3G-SDI, said the company. iAM-Video is equipped to monitor MPEG-IP, MPEG-ASI, Quad-Link UHD/4K, SMPTE 2022, 12G-SDI video and more.

The variety of audio and video metering options supported includes analogue, AES3 and MADI inputs, with options for VoIP formats including MPEG-2/-4 TS and SMPTE 2022, AoIP formats including Dante, Ravenna and AES67, 3G/HD/SD-SDI and a growing range of additional I/O options via an SFP interface.

Similar to the other recently launched iAM products, iAM-Video is built with a browser-based GUI that complements Wohler’s traditional front-panel monitoring interface for remote control, and opens up future options for remote monitoring and logging.

All iAM products can be controlled by third-party software via an API. The use of SFPs enables simple, in situ adaptation of interfaces and a wide selection of signal I/O. This, in combination with other software-defined features, creates a smooth upgrade path to new and emerging protocols, said the company.