Monitor for the Asian market

OmniTek has secured orders from both GlobeCast Asia and Broadcast Maldives for the OmniTek TQ high-resolution waveform monitor, Bith broiadcasters have opted to use the system for all their video, audio, and metadata monitoring requirements.

GlobeCast Asia has purchased three TQs for test applications in a MCR environment at its newly opened playout and media management centre in Singapore. Broadcast Maldives, the country's only private broadcaster launched in April of this year, has invested in one TQ system which will be used in its MCR environment primarily for transmission quality control.

The sales were undertaken via Techtel (S.E.Asia), OmniTek's distributor in the region. The OmniTek TQ system is designed specifically for broadcasters' requirements and offers integrated high res waveform and vectorscope displays, audio monitoring capabilities, audio/video delay measurements, error logging, and MPEG macroblock detection within a single system. Dolby E metadata analysis has now been integrated into the system, including an A/V lip-sync delay measurement facility, and the system has also been enhanced to offer support for external AES-EBU audio inputs and outputs.

Calvin Wong, sales engineer at Techtel commented: "Ease of use and the simple upgrade path via software for the OmniTek TQ are big advantages for our customers. In addition, the TQ is competitively priced which makes the units a very attractive option for our market."