Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
4/14/2008 1:42 PM
Highly Configurable Modular System Provides Broad Range of DSP Options, Meeting Users‘ Unique Processing Needs Cost Effectively
Hayward, Calif. -- April 8, 2008 -- Wohler Technologies Inc., today announced the release of its new WohlerPlus line of modular audio processors, which represent state-of-the-art processing and monitoring tailored to the needs of digital broadcasting, whether for terrestrial broadcasting, video over IP, cable, or satellite. Intended to address the entire audio signal chain within digital broadcast operations, the highly configurable WohlerPlus units give users the specific processing capabilities they need rather than the “all-or-nothing” functionality of dedicated processing systems.
“WohlerPlus products offer a radical approach to audio processing and monitoring, providing a variety of DSP options that can be configured to deliver just the right functionality for a given facility or application,” said Carl J. Dempsey, Wohler president and CEO. “This flexibility extends the life of the product, which can be reconfigured by users as their operational needs evolve. For broadcasters working with WohlerPlus systems, a change in processing requirements no longer requires investment in an entirely new system.”
By offering numerous DSP options, the innovative WohlerPlus line of audio products will help broadcasters to lower operational costs. The modular system features five processor slots with flexible I/O benefiting from 16 channels or eight AES pairs per card -- five cards per system -- and includes both monitoring and metering. Other options will include alarms, multiple-channel synchronization, and shuffling of channels for 5.1 or 7.1 signal confidence. Optional inputs will include multirate serial digital embedded audio with Dolby® decoding. The 2-RU WohlerPlus features a high-resolution TFT screen and on-board menu system for control, as well as Ethernet and RS-232.
WohlerPlus units can be operated through an integrated menu interface or, in the near future, via Ethernet and RS-232.
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About Wohler Technologies Inc. and PANORAMAdtv
Since the company‘s inception in 1987, Wohler Technologies‘ video products division, PANORAMAdtv, continues to be a world leader in providing in-rack audio and video monitoring solutions for the broadcast, motion picture, and professional audio/visual markets. The San Francisco Bay Area-based company offers a comprehensive range of products that simplify analog and digital source monitoring in facilities of all sizes and complexity. More information is available at www.wohler.com.