HAYWARD, Calif. — May 27, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that the "Dr. Phil"® show has installed the company's RM-2435-HD video monitors as part of an upgrade to the Stage 29 facilities on the Paramount Pictures® Studios lot where the popular CBS® show tapes. The HD upgrade includes a new control room, set modifications, and a state-of-the-art editing facility. The affordable new Wohler RM-2435-HD monitors are being used in the dub room for confidence monitoring of dubs and stage feeds.
The RM-2435-HD is designed for confidence monitoring of SD-SDI and HD-SDI video with embedded audio in the production environment. The monitoring system features four 3.5-inch screens capable of displaying SD or HD video in a high-resolution 640 x 480 format, with meters for eight channels of audio. Operators can add video overlays including safe area and safe title display markers, a center mark, time code, and under-monitor display name. The Wohler monitor automatically derives both time code and audio from the embedded SDI signal, displaying levels via on-screen bar graph meters for added convenience.
The slim and lightweight RM-2435-HD occupies a very compact 2 RU and its chassis measures only 2.25 inches in depth. Operators can select between viewing in a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio and can monitor audio along with their video.
"Wohler's affordable RM family of compact audio and video monitoring solutions offers the best value and feature set performance required to ensure a high standard of quality as popular television programs shift their production operations to HD," said Jeff McNall, national sales manager/market development at Wohler. "The 'Dr. Phil' show has built a strong following based on its reliable delivery of engaging content, and the RM-2435-HD offers the show's production team a convenient toolset for maintaining the best broadcast quality."
A syndicated series, "Dr. Phil" is broadcast on more than 213 stations representing 99.9 percent of the national market. Since its debut in September 2002, the series has been ranked second among all daytime talk shows and consistently ranks among the top 10 of all syndicated strips.
Teklogic Systems Inc., a Los Angeles, Calif.-based systems integrator, supplied and installed the Wohler gear for the "Dr. Phil" show. More information about Teklogic is available at www.teklogic.com.
More information about Wohler and the company's product line is available at www.wohler.com.
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About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler Technologies Inc. offer a comprehensive range of products that simplify analog and digital source monitoring in facilities of all sizes and complexity. Wohler Technologies was founded in 1987 and, through constant innovation, continues to be a world leader in providing in-rack audio, video and data monitoring and closed captioning solutions for the broadcast, motion picture, and professional audio/visual markets. More information about the company and its technologies is available at www.wohler.com.