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Wohler reinvents monitoring with iAM

Speaking at NAB yesterday, Carl Dempsey, president and CEO, Wohler Technologies, revealed the new iAM-MADI monitoring system, part of the new iAM (intelligent Adaptable Monitoring) series of audio and video monitoring solution.

Speaking at NAB yesterday, Carl Dempsey (pictured), president and CEO, Wohler Technologies, revealed the new iAM-MADI monitoring system, part of the new iAM (intelligent Adaptable Monitoring) series of audio and video monitoring solution.

Each of the iAM Series signal monitors provides a robust monitoring and analysis toolset, as well as built-in networking features that support remote monitoring and are flexible enough to allow the systems to scale according to the user’s requirements.

“We are reinventing monitoring again. iAM is the new range. There are two great things: the price is going to down, and its software-based. The iAM series covers everything. People can have it the way they want because it’s a software-based option,” said Dempsey.

Craig Newbury, VP of sales and marketing, Wohler, added: “As part of the new iAM series we’re reinventing some of that [MPEG] technology. All of the devices in the iAM range can be configured together. Decentralisation of the technology is crucial to our customers and crucial to us.”

Dempsey then went on to talk about developments within the workforce. “The other thing we’ve been working on is…we’ve strengthened our engineering team. We really want to be an extension of our customers’ engineering team. We’re a small team and we’ve got strict disciplines.”

The company’s NAB presentation also included a talk from Fausto Sanchez, CEO of LA’s Performance Post, on his dealings with Wohler technology, in particular the Tachyon Wormhole automated file-based retiming and standards conversion solution. The small post house handles end-fulfilment and supplies files to over 180 outlets.

Speaking about the technology, Sanchez remarked: “We have also been doing re-timing. As we evolved and moved forward a lot of new technology came in. We had to move forward into the file world. [With re-timing] there were no solutions. For me it’s been a joy with this particular [Wohler] box, the technology sells itself. This thing is an amazing box in terms of computer power.”

Dempsey added that Sanchez was an early adopter and a real trailblazer. “The machine Fausto has is running 14-16 hours per day. This is file-based and faster than real-time. It really is a creative tool in the hands of people who know what they’re doing.”

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