TSL Professional Products Ltd. (PPL), manufacturer of hardware and software audio monitoring, tally and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, will launch its new PAM PiCo Audio and Loudness Meter at IBC 2012 (Stand 10.B41). As the latest member of TSL PPLs Precision Audio Monitor (PAM) product family, PAM PiCo is a compact, yet comprehensively-equipped, standalone audio and loudness meter featuring the revolutionary StarFish¢ surround sound display.
Both simple to use and easy to configure, PAM PiCo puts high-quality metering within reach of anyone involved in sound production, from operators working throughout broadcast production to music studio technicians and record producers.
The PAM PiCo has been designed to meet increasing market demands for simple, commodity audio metering, specifically with loudness measurement, says Chris Exelby, managing director of TSL Professional Products Ltd. Like the award-winning TSL PPL PAM1 and PAM2 audio monitoring units, PAM PiCo includes loudness measurement as standard, and recognizes the many international recommendations and mandates while being compact enough to use in smaller project studios or in mobile trucks where space is limited.
No bigger than a smartphone, PAM PiCo handles stereo or 5.1 metering with a vast array of user-selectable bargraphs, moving coil emulation and DK Technologies StarFish¢ surround sound displays for use in diverse audio monitoring applications. Built around proprietary hardware, the PAM PiCo does not rely on a third party consumer electronics platform and is self-contained, requiring only power and media to function.
Designed for use in any operational positions where at a glance audio metering is required, PAM PiCo is available in three formats:
PiCo One Master Stereo Meter, with two AES Inputs (four x audio channels), plus one analogue pair and USB power
PiCo Two Master 5.1 Surround Meter, three AES Inputs (six audio channels) plus one Analogue Pair and USB power
PiCo Three Master 5.1 Surround Meter, 3G HD-SDI (auto-sensing with loop-through) 16 channel audio de-embedder (simultaneous display of any eight channels) and USB power
The PAM PiCo is packaged with its own desk-mount, interface cable and power supply, for easy installation. The PiCo 3 version can accept SDI video inputs with up to 16 channels of audio de-embedding, plus digital and analogue inputs. All models are supplied with ITU, EBU, ATSC and ARIB loudness measurement as standard. Online software updates ensure that PAM PiCo can be kept up-to-date with the latest international standards and recommendations.