TV-BAY Issue 79 July 13

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mechanism when necessary) from a single user-configurable software interface, regardless of the input type. Recognizing the importance of flexible access and control, Wohler also gave iON remote monitoring capabilities. With iON, multiple users can access monitoring data from remote locations, and different levels of security and administrative access can be set to simplify system management. Collecting signals from locally installed, modular hardware platforms in the broadcaster’s machine room, iON handles all types of signals (IPTV, MPEG, ASI, SD/HD/3G-SDI, MADI, audio, captions, loudness) at the source and allows them to be viewed, analyzed, and delivered to any HTML-5 compliant Web- enabled device anywhere in the world. This innovative combination of functions transforms the way broadcast monitoring is performed. Monitoring is no longer confined to the machine room or rack, or constrained to one kind of signal within one box. Broadcasters can now perform analysis on any kind of signal using a tablet or smartphone (iOS and Android), with all content and data streamed via an HTML5 browser-based interface. Taking advantage of the growing adoption and utility of HTML5, iON not only reports when a signal has disappeared or been compromised, but also streams content efficiently and in such a way that broadcasters are not limited to a narrow choice of viewing devices. The internal transcoding capabilities of iON are valuable in other applications as well. For users who are monitoring a file-based format but need to provide a baseband signal for internal viewing, the Wohler system can be set to accept the file input, and output it as a baseband signal such as a digital SDI or HDMI feed, that can be connected to an off-the-shelf TV receiver or monitor. A New Standard in Monitoring Until now, broadcasters have lacked a single and complete solution that extends their conventional monitoring capabilities into the file-based world. Instead, to undertake multiplatform signal management and confidence monitoring, they have been forced to depend on two or even three discrete systems. iON provides a far more efficient, cost- effective, and flexible alternative while providing highly sought after remote Web-based monitoring functionality, complemented by an intuitive and readily configurable user interface. With this unique blend of capabilities and benefits, iON is helping to bring the field of reference and confidence monitoring to a whole new level. The consolidation of monitoring for compressed and uncompressed signals into a single unit and the straightforward analysis of key stream elements allow broadcasters to realize a high return on investment. Built on a modular design, iON also offers a future-proof approach to monitoring. As new technologies and formats emerge, broadcasters will be able to add support in economical increments according to the technical requirements of acquisition points along the broadcast and transmission chain. Already, iON offers broadcasters the foundation they need for accommodating the new AVB standard and the implementation of 4K content pipelines. Bradley Remote Cameras Ahead of the Game +44 (0)1590 622 440 www.bradeng.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 79 JULY 2013 | 49 TV-BAY079JUL13.indd 49 09/07/2013 16:52