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Wheatstone Engineers Dimension for TV


A new television console was just one of the introductions at Wheatstone Corp.'s first-ever NAB Show press conference.

Josh Gordon, director of marketing and content development for Wheatstone, was on hand to reveal some new developments from the company.

"You're all welcome to an historical event," said Gordon.

Topping the list of new products was the Dimension One, a console engineered for television applications and equipped with built-in digital networking. Most of the unit's electronics are packaged externally, including networking, digital signal processing, logic functions and the mix engine. This configuration creates a more compact and cooler running control surface; it also makes maintenance and expansion easier.

Also new is the ALP-1000 Television Loudness Processor, which performs loudness management in compliance with the ITU-R BS.1770. It can function as an audio processor, a loudness manager or both.

Gordon also disclosed additions to the company's WheatNet IP networking system—the IP-88VE Audio Processing BLADE; the SideBoard control surface, a small-footprint desktop control surface; and the RAZOR BLADE, designed for limited I/O applications, such as connection with a telephone hybrid or satellite receiver. © 2011 NAB

James E. O’Neal has more than 50 years of experience in the broadcast arena, serving for nearly 37 years as a television broadcast engineer and, following his retirement from that field in 2005, moving into journalism as technology editor for TV Technology for almost the next decade. He continues to provide content for this publication, as well as sister publication Radio World, and others.  He authored the chapter on HF shortwave radio for the 11th Edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook, and serves as editor-in-chief of the IEEE’s Broadcast Technology publication, and as associate editor of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. He is a SMPTE Life Fellow, and a Life Member of the IEEE and the SBE.