The Challenges of IP for Audio Monitoring

The Challenges of IP for Audio Monitoring

Production requirements are becoming ever more challenging, with new and more complex shows and events making it ever more difficult for customers to make the right investment in equipment and technology.

Whilst it is important to be able to hide the complexities of the IP transition for users, the move to IP will mean that audio engineers need to more deeply understand device control.

This new control paradigm throws up many issues, mainly around interoperability, and will be reliant on new standards, such as the work being done by AMWA on their NMOS control specifications that allow for device discovery and registration, device connection and management, and event and tally management.

Additionally, a fully ST-2110 compliant audio monitor can offer features and functions that go far beyond those expected from a traditional audio monitoring unit, with features such as Packet Counters to help diagnose potential issues in your network by maintaining confidence that your ST-2110 sources are being received, or PTP Status including MAC addresses that can be viewed directly from the front panel to assist with network troubleshooting.

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BCE LUXEMBOURG, RTL MEDIA CITY, PAM-IP

  • "“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.”"
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BCE LUXEMBOURG, RTL MEDIA CITY, PAM-IP