NAB 2019 - Continuing to listen to and support our customers
NAB was a really exciting show for us at TSL Products. We announced our brand new SAM-Q audio monitoring platform, which represents a new approach to audio monitoring, allowing customers to determine how they wish to control and visualize their audio content based on application, environment or simple personal preference. Designed in direct response to customer requirements and feedback, SAM-Q provides a completely new user experience and signifies the next generation of TSL’s audio monitoring range.
We also announced the acquisition of DNF Controls, a U.S.-based company offering a wide range of human-to-machine and machine-to-machine solutions for more than 27 years, at NAB. The joining together of these two companies provides the opportunity for TSL to expand its presence in the broadcast control systems market for customers worldwide, and to offer audio and power solutions locally to the Americas. TSL customers will benefit from DNF’s dedicated hardware control panel and integration capabilities, allowing them to add further functionality to their systems.
This was also the first year that we were located in the South Hall, so we had a new perspective on the show. We found the show floor itself to be very busy and filled with quality customer prospects. This hall was a better fit for us, in terms of our product portfolio, especially with the trend towards IP workflows becoming more of a reality and gaining traction versus it being more of a concept, as it was in previous years. We look forward to being in the South hall again for next year’s NAB show!
Partnerships and Presentations
Our Director of Products and Technology, Mark Davies discussed the path both video and audio have taken from analogue, via PCM/SDI, to IP in a session in NAB's Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference on Monday 8th April. Keep a look out for Mark's Paper from NAB.
Another highlight from the show was Diversified hosting daily “IP Roadshow” demonstrations. where Chief Technology Officer at Diversified presented sessions on “Designing for IP: Challenges & Solutions,” which included a presentation on TSL’s PAM-IP audio monitoring units. Read the full press release here >>
We are seeing IP as still the main area of interest. Standards is always a hot topic as well, not just for signal transmission, but also control and registration using AMWA NMOS.
Artificial intelligence was also prevalent at the show along with lots of talk about possible uses of big data. Over the next few years, we foresee that IP will move to mainstream for programme production. Also, not only is 4K gaining more traction, but 8K is also on the horizon. Object-based audio is also one to watch!
At TSL Products, we continually keep our ear to the ground, in terms of being active members of leading industry organizations, such as SMPTE and AMWA. We also value customer feedback and their changing needs, which helps us stay at the forefront of evolving workflows and what kinds of features our customers are looking for. With IP workflows becoming more and more a reality, we continue to design products and solutions that support both traditional SDI and IP infrastructures to cater to both workflows.
Thanks from all of us at TSL for your ongoing support!
TSL Products’ commitment to supporting emerging IP standards such as AES-67, SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2110 gave us the confidence we needed in the PAM2-IP to provide the audio monitoring we required at RTL City. Additionally, knowing that we could deploy the PAM2-IP in our new all-IP infrastructure without being forced to change our operational workflows was fundamental to our purchase decision.
Costas Colombus, Director of Technology projects and Support at BCE.