BVE2011: Manufacturer-Independent VSM Intercom Control Solution
One of the most important features of the Virtual Studio Manager is its non-proprietary approach. With this latest intercom control solution, the overall control system once again demonstrates this advantage. The intercom systems of the majority of established manufacturers can communicate with the VSM and, therefore, can be controlled via the VSM panel application vsmPanel. The new software module Mx33 enables the tie-lines to be assigned dynamically in such a way as to allow codecs, for example, to be connected dynamically to defined switches on an intercom system. A further software module Mx34 permits functions such as talk and listen to be assigned to the buttons on the intercom system.
Further VSM Highlights at Booth C2: UMD goes HD
The Under Monitor Displays (UMDs), which have been developed and constructed specifically for use with the VSM, display information such as labels and tally quickly, clearly and precisely. The content shown by the UMDs can be configured with the vsmStudio software. In addition to the 19 inch UMD-SD and the ½19 inch UMD-SD, L-S-B expands its portfolio with the UMD-HD addition and will present this new product innovation at the IBC 2010. The UMD-HD’s design, dimensions and weight are identical in construction to the 19-inch UMD-SD. The new HD version has a resolution of 160x16 pixels and therefore provides many more possibilities. It can also display Arabic and Asian characters as well as time code information and gain parameters. Furthermore the two Tally colours red, green and a mixture of the colours are available for text information. This enables Tally to be displayed not only on the Tally bar at the top of the UMD but also to be reflected in the colour of the displayed text.
L-S-B Broadcast Technologies GmbH
L-S-B Broadcast Technologies GmbH is a global leader in advanced mobile audio and video broadcast controls. The core product of the company, which is based in Bingen in Germany, is the Virtual Studio Manager (VSM), an IP-based overall control system. Since the VSM is able to control broadcast devices from any manufacturer, it provides a flexible and powerful one-stop solution that meets all broadcasting requirements. Together with the configuration software vsmStudio, the VSM makes a variety of hardware and software front-ends available for an unlimited number of users. This enables complete studios, master control rooms and mobile trucks to be equipped and managed with one single system.
Customers of L-S-B include the NDR, proSieben Sat. 1, Deutsche Telekom, T-Systems, N24, n-tv, and numerous other radio and TV stations all over the world. Founded in 2003, the mid-sized company has access to an ideally positioned global sales network. A staff of 20 people responsible for management, implementing projects, service, training, software and hardware development and production are employed at the company’s headquarters in Bingen in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Additional training rooms and the company administration are situated at the new Training Centre in Wiesbaden.