TSL Introduces new Tallyman

New Units come in 16- and 32-Button Versions

TSL Professional Products Ltd. (PPL), manufacturer of hardware and software audio monitoring, tally and power management solutions for the broadcast industry, introduced a new TallyMan Control Panel at IBC 2012. Designed to simplify the control interface, the TallyMan Control Panel provides a common workflow for engineering operators, with the added capability of addressing nearly limitless numbers of routers and control units through a tactile and easy-to-install panel. The panel comes in 16-button and 32-button versions.

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“Building on the positive industry feedback from the release of our TallyMan VP virtual panel system, our engineers have designed an extremely flexible hardware-based control panel for the TallyMan TM1 and TM2 systems,” said Chris Exelby, managing director of TSL Professional Products Ltd. “The new panel architecture allows an operator to program in pre-sets and, with a push of a button, instantly recall different programs or events and even various operator positions like graphics, camera and playout operators, for example. We believe the new TallyMan Control Panel will be enthusiastically embraced by the industry.”

The TallyMan Control Panel was designed to provide a cost-effective alternative to virtual control systems, representing a tactile alternative to the TallyMan Virtual Panel system. The 16- and 32-button versions provide fully configurable setup of colors, text and graphics with instant recall of pre-programmed settings. The unit interfaces with any third-party router, or router control panels, and can be easily integrated into existing infrastructures. Additionally, the system can handle any router upgrades or additions, obviating the need for a new tally interface, while preserving existing workflow.

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The panel interfaces directly to a TallyMan unit using a single TCP/IP over Ethernet connection for fast reliable operation and uses TallyMan’s new panel protocol that provides instantaneous switching and dependable infrastructure control. A new rotary encoder control allows for quick and accurate recall of pages of information in a compact space. Further, multi-colored programmable push buttons improve workflows through visually ergonomic improvements. The new panel comes in a shallow case only 80mm deep to allow easy integration into tight fitting spaces such as operational desks. The 16-button version takes up one RU of space, with the 32-button version taking up two RUs of space. The sturdy, rugged construction of the panels are designed to withstand continued use in stressful operational environments, while the state-of-the-art cool running processor to allow reliable operation and installation into compromised spaces such as OB desks.

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About TSL Professional Products Ltd.
TSL Professional Products Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets a range of hardware and software solutions that serve to simplify operations within the television broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV and IT industries. Specializing in audio monitoring, tally solutions and power management tools, TSL PPL products satisfy and exceed the commercial, technical and operational requirements that exist in IT-based and traditional workflows, helping its customers to lower costs, generate revenue and streamline operations. TSL PPL’s dedicated products team has many years of combined personal, hands-on experience, having worked for broadcasters, post-production facilities, information technology companies and outside broadcast operators worldwide.

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