Wohler Displays Line Of AoIP And VoIP Monitoring Solutions at BVE2017
"Wohler Technologies has been in the business of in-rack monitoring for more than 25 years and now continues to expand its new award-winning iAM™ Series to adapt to ever-evolving industry standards," says Craig Newbury, Vice President of Sales, Wohler. "Wohler re-invented this critical piece of broadcast technology for modern professional signal monitoring requirements. All iAM Series monitors incorporate high quality hardware with powerful upgradable software components combined with an on-board web server allowing multiple units on the same network to be monitored, controlled and updated via a browser-based user interface and via API calls from 3rd party connected devices. It is the perfect solution for any application that requires a compact unit for monitoring an increasing range of audio /video parameters from a developing range of signal types."
All iAM Series products use small form-factor pluggable (SFP) slots to enable simple adaptation of interfaces and a wide selection of signal I/O. This, in combination with other software-defined features, creates a smooth upgrade path to new and emerging audio protocols, such as Dante™ and AES67 as they become relevant to customers. The line is designed to ensure users have the best available, and most innovative, features through regular updates and licensable options.
iAM-MIX features an ultra-intuitive front-panel control surface for multi-channel mixing and monitoring, which is especially ideal for non-technical operators that require auditory monitoring from a range of sources. With eight- or 16-level control out of the box, iAM-MIX also integrates with popular A/V router solutions to push and pull channel-name data.
The iAM-AUDIO introduces touch-panel interfaces to allow intuitive command and control of the unit and new I/O options, including Dante and Ravenna™, combined with rich data displays and Wohler’s world-renowned audio monitoring. iAM-VIDEO picks up where the iAM-AUDIO started and adds extensive video monitoring. It not only displays video on a front-panel touchscreen, but the range of sources it can manage goes well beyond 3G-SDI. iAM-VIDEO is equipped to monitor MPEG2/4 TSoIP, MPEG2/4 TSoASI, Quad-Link UHD/4K, SMPTE 2022-6 and more.
The overall variety of audio and video metering options supported includes analog, AES3 and MADI inputs, and includes options for VoIP formats (MPEG2/4 TS and SMPTE 2022), AoIP formats (Dante, Ravenna, AES67), 3G/HD/SD-SDI and a growing range of additional I/O options via an SFP interface. With both front-mounting speakers and subwoofers, the iAM Series provides powerful sound output and audio reproduction that adheres to Wohler’s own strict specifications.