HAYWARD, Calif. — April 13, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that Wohler Mobile, packed with state-of-the-art processing and monitoring products, will be making a stop on the 2009 NAB Show floor. Proudly adorned in Wohler blue, the 22-foot-long trailer demonstrates how easily Wohler products provide key functionality even in the most space-constrained production applications.
"Wohler Mobile provides guests with a hands-on demonstration of how our monitoring products support real-world workflows tailored to the current and future demands of production, acquisition, live broadcast, distribution, and transmission," said Kim Templeman-Holmes, vice president of global sales and marketing at Wohler. "Wohler gear is built to provide excellent performance in compact, cost-effective designs, and Wohler Mobile highlights the value and convenience provided by our systems in mission-critical monitoring applications."
Wohler Mobile's array of products includes intuitive touch-screen systems that simplify video monitoring and routing while providing key functional enhancements, versatile HD monitors for all variety of signal types, and analog and digital audio monitoring systems and level meters that together accommodate virtually every audio input type.
Seven different systems from the robust yet affordable RM LCD video monitoring series are represented in the mobile truck, providing high-quality confidence monitoring of HD/SD-SDI and composite video in configurations featuring two to four widescreen displays ranging from 3.5 inches to 9 inches in size.
Among the Dolby®-capable systems in the trailer are Wohler's AMP2-E8MDA multiformat audio monitor — a 2-RU system capable of monitoring audio from Dolby E, Dolby Digital (AC-3), HD-SDI, SD-SDI, AES/EBU, and analog signal sources — and the 2-RU VAMP AC-3/M, a high-resolution color video and stereo audio monitor designed specifically for simultaneous monitoring of HD/SD-SDI digital video and AC-3/Dolby Digital or AES/EBU digital audio, providing the six digital audio channels associated with ATSC/DVB programming. The 2-RU eight-channel E MON-1/M will provide decoding, processing, and monitoring of Dolby E, Dolby Digital, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, and AES/EBU audio signals.
The popular AMP2-16MSDI has been installed in Wohler Mobile to provide instantaneous display for up to 16 channels of embedded audio within a single multirate HD/SD-SDI signal. Following its debut on the NAB show floor, the AMP1-16-3G will tour America for the first time. This model comes complete with HD/SD-SDI and AES inputs/outputs across 16 channels complemented with a video display, all in a compact 1-RU package.
Wohler's 1-RU AMP1-S8MDA multiformat audio monitor, also integrated into the trailer, gives operators the convenience of processing and monitoring up to eight channels from an HD-SDI or SD-SDI bit stream, two sets of four AES/EBU signal pairs (balanced and unbalanced), or eight balanced analog channels. The VMDA-SUM8 analog/digital summing audio monitor will support eight audio channels, as opposed to the usual four or six, and allow operators to create a small eight-channel mix down into one headset.
Highlighting the robust performance of Wohler's extraordinarily compact monitoring products, the 1-RU VMMDA-1 audio monitor provides stereo monitoring with fidelity exceeding that of ordinary monitors of equal size. Finally, the 1-RU VMQ-4 audio monitor will provide simultaneous monitoring of four audio sources on four analog inputs with "voice-quality" fidelity. Featuring level meters with as many as 160 segments, units in the LM Series provide configurable audio metering for analog and digital sources.
Also showcased within Wohler Mobile is the company's unique 3-RU Touch-it™ Digital, which features dual 7-inch high-resolution color LCD displays. The left touch screen display is configured to display 16 thumbnail images, and when one of these images is touched, the corresponding video source appears full-size on the right monitor and its HD/SD-SDI source signal is updated as the output signal to feed video displays or other devices.
Wohler Mobile also will be equipped with AJA XENA video capture and playback cards, video servers from 360 Systems, an HD-SDI router from Sierra Video, equipment racks from Middle Atlantic Products, and a black burst generator from Horita.
Wohler Mobile made its trade show debut at the Government Video Expo 2008 in Washington, D.C. Immediately following NAB 2009, Wohler Mobile will tour the U.S. for 10 weeks commencing in Burbank, Calif., and concluding in Orlando, Fla. Please see the Wohler Mobile tour schedule below or visit www.wohler.com/tour.aspx for more information.
April 29-30, 2009
Preco – Burbank, Calif.
May 7-8, 2009
Burst Video – Centennial, Colo.
May 13, 2009
WGN – Chicago, Ill.
May 26, 2009
Dale Pro Audio – New York, N.Y.
June 2, 2009
Professional Products – Gaithersburg, Md.
June 9, 2009
Duncan's Vendor Show – Carmel, Ind.
June 17-19, 2009
InfoComm 09 – Orlando, Fla.
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About Wohler Technologies Inc. and PANORAMAdtv
Wohler Technologies and PANORAMAdtv offer a comprehensive range of products that simplify analog and digital source monitoring in facilities of all sizes and complexity. Wohler Technologies was founded in 1987 and, through constant innovation, continues to be a world leader in providing in-rack audio monitoring solutions for the broadcast, motion picture, and professional audio/visual markets. With the 1997 launch of Wohler's video products division, PANORAMAdtv, the company expanded its offering to include a range of advanced video monitoring solutions as well. Today, Wohler provides a complete range of monitors, processors, and closed-captioning solutions that supports the entire broadcast transmission chain. Wohler is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with an Asia-Pacific division in Hong Kong. More information about the company and its technologies is available at www.wohler.com.