Advanced Broadcast Control
from TSL Products

Increasing demands on resources, budgets, and the rapid adoption of IP and remote production, means that it is essential for control systems to be able to hide underlying system complexities so that operators can remain focused on making great content.

Control, Your Way

By providing a unified layer built on powerful logic and open third-party protocols our advanced control systems puts ownership back in to the hands of the user:

  • Maintain clear and intuitive operational actions
  • Customise interfaces to best fit individual processes
  • Create pre-sets for instant resource allocation
  • Avoid expensive support contracts or extensive training programmes

Applications

OB Trucks 

Fully configuring outside broadcast trucks is made simple and efficient with one-button touch to set devices, whilst sharing and managing resources between systems to save time, space and money.  

Functions:  

  • Camera assign  Assign camera names to CCUs effortlessly. 
  • Joystick multiplexing  Use fewer RCPs to control multiple cameras and assign cameras to RCPs on the fly. 
  • Video/audio routing – Routing control over video and audio routers.  Single cross point, associated sources, and salvos.    
  • Tally management – Complete scalable tally solution across multiple OB trucks. 

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Remote Production 

The continuing pressure on production budgets will accelerate the deployment of remote production solutions – for example news, especially in scenarios where it is lower cost or just safer to have engineering and production staff remote from the news studio, or where saving the cost of sending out an OB is attractive. 

Functions:  

  • Studio preset management (Save/Recall) – Save and recall complete studio configurations including camera positions/parameters, lighting scenes, routing tables and more. 
  • Studio delegation – Assign studios to PCRs with associated routing, tally and control following assignment. 
  • PTZ camera control – Complete control over PTZ cameras for granular control, preset set/recall and tally control.
  • Lighting control – Set and recall scenes of a lighting mixer and adjust levels via hardware or virtual control panels.
  • Audio control (Mic gain, IFB, routing)  Control over audio routing and channel controls for remote control, studio preset set/recall and back-up control. 
  • Video routing (confidence monitoring, branding)  Routing and naming control, single cross point, associated sources, and salvos for studio presets. 
  • VoIP control (Dial/Make/End call) – Use TMVP to dial, make and end VoIP calls. 
  • Tally management - Complete scalable tally solution across multiple routers, switchers, cameras and multiviewers. 

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Sports Production 

Repackage fast-action production steps into pre-defined commands long before an event and automate multi-step processes into single functions, saving those essential milliseconds to instead deliver a high-quality viewer experience 

Functions:  

  • Camera-person trigger alerting and routing for fast action capture  Trigger that fires a custom tally to alert the CR of an interesting or developing shot or even take the shot direct to air. 
  • Commentator information panel showing live streams and local foldback control – Using TMVP, to display relevant program information, routing control of local audio/video feed and display multiple live streams. 
  • Location/Programme presets - Save/recall routing and setup for a venue or event dramatically reducing setup time all using single button actions. 

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Studios 

Centralise resources available in all studios across the production chain via a simple touch interface and take control of key studio functions, set studio failover pre-sets to automatically reassign resources. 

Functions:  

  • Single button studio set-up (Programme presets) – Set/recall complete routing tables, equipment configurations and scenes to allow one button studio setup reducing setup time and complexity. 
  • Studio delegation - Assign studios to PCRs with associated routing, tally and control following assignment. 
  • ‘One touch’ studio fail over  Push or pull studio setup across to different PCR in case of control room malfunction. 
  • Manufacturer agnostic control  Consistent user experience to control multiple manufacturers equipment using different communications and protocols. 

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IP Device Routing

The transition to IP creates many new complexities for operators and drives the requirement for detailed yet simplified real-time signal flow management. By providing a universal tool that talks to a wide range of different manufactures and devices, operators can work from a single point of entry for signal flow and routing control that streamlines workflows and brings about substantial cost savings.

TSL’s control solutions provide a simple and intuitive interface that translates IP workflows to retain the familiarity of SDI routing. We were proud to be able to demonstrate this as part of Ideal System's complete IP workflow set up at Broadcast Asia, where our products provided signal control for IP routing of edge devices.

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System Architecture

Powerful Third Party Interfaces

New protocols are added to TallyMan as they become available. TallyMan interfaces to all known switchers, routers and multiviewers and is supplied with all the protocols to interface provide the up most flexibility and allowing you to choose best of breed and best fit with confidence.  

> View supported common protocols here

Did You Know?

Our control systems can integrate with our MPA1 Audio monitors via SNMP, and PAM-IP range via Ember+, as well as InSite management software to monitoring alarm triggers for any device within the system? Find out more...

 

Virtual Panels – Gain unlimited control of your broadcast system

Whether the application is in production, remote broadcasting or playout, bringing complex systems under a single point of control minimises operational complexity and ensures staff deliver high quality outputs with minimal risk of error.

The easiest way to achieve this is by using virtual panels to:

  • Maintain clear and intuitive actions for the operator
  • Present just the controls they need
  • Customise design for best fit individual processes
  • Create common interfaces

TallyMan's Journey  

TallyMan started as a Tally system, but over the years we have come to understand that its flexible architecture and open platform means that it’s potential is unlimited.  

Now proven in over 1,000 demanding environments to be the most flexible and user-configurable system available, TallyMan provides a powerful control layer gives users exclusive control over resources, allowing them to streamline operations and automate key functions to improve efficiencies and maintain high level production values, no matter the complexity of the underlying system. 

Most importantly, the systems are built on independent and protocol agnostic integration that provides the flexibility needed to choose best fit and best of breed with confidence, for new or existing systems; and through using fully customisable virtual or hardware panel interfaces, enhance and bring power to the operator, whether working within outside broadcast, remote production, studios or transmission facilities worldwide.