Wohler to Debut New Audio, Video Monitoring Gear

(click thumbnail)Wohler PlusAt NAB, Wohler Technologies will debut its new Wohler Plus processing and monitoring products for terrestrial broadcasting, video over IP, cable or satellite.

The Wohler Plus modular system features flexible inputs (16 channels or 8 AES pairs) and outputs, alarms, monitoring, and metering, along with multiple channel synchronizing and shuffling of channels for 5.1 or 7.1 signal confidence. Optional inputs include AES and multirate serial digital embedded audio with Dolby encoding. The 2 RU Wohler Plus features a high-resolution TFT screen and onboard menu system for control, as well as Ethernet, RS-232 and GPIO interfaces.

The latest additions to Wohler’s modular openGear line uses a standard card and a choice of IP core applications, including an HD format dual-channel logo keyer, and an HDVANC data inserter/extractor. Another option is the HDCC-200A HD/SD-SDI dual-channel closed-caption encoder/decoder bridge, which simplifies closed-caption encoding of two independent SD and/or HD sources in any international standard.

On the video monitoring front, Wohler’s new Touch-it Digital offers multichannel video monitoring functionality in a 3 RU system that features dual 7-inch high-resolution color LCD displays. The left monitor touchscreen displays four to 16 thumbnail images. When one of these images is touched, that video source appears on the right monitor at full size. Then its HD/SD-SDI source signal is sent to an unbalanced output and to a VGA output for monitoring on an external display.

Touch-it Hear-it, the latest product from Wohler’ Touch-it line, is a touchscreen multiview system in which the left 7-inch touchscreen provides 12-channel multiview capability for composite analog video, with the selected video feed routed to an external system.