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mechanism when necessary) from a single user-configurable software interface,
regardless of the input type.
Recognizing the importance of flexible access and control, Wohler also gave iON
remote monitoring capabilities. With iON, multiple users can access monitoring
data from remote locations, and different levels of security and administrative
access can be set to simplify system management.
Collecting signals from locally installed, modular hardware platforms in the
broadcaster’s machine room, iON handles all types of signals (IPTV, MPEG,
ASI, SD/HD/3G-SDI, MADI, audio, captions, loudness) at the source and allows
them to be viewed, analyzed, and delivered to any HTML-5 compliant Web-
enabled device anywhere in the world. This innovative combination of functions
transforms the way broadcast monitoring is performed. Monitoring is no longer
confined to the machine room or rack, or constrained to one kind of signal within
Broadcasters can now perform analysis on any kind of signal using a tablet
or smartphone (iOS and Android), with all content and data streamed via an
HTML5 browser-based interface. Taking advantage of the growing adoption
and utility of HTML5, iON not only reports when a signal has disappeared or
been compromised, but also streams content efficiently and in such a way that
broadcasters are not limited to a narrow choice of viewing devices.
The internal transcoding capabilities of iON are valuable in other applications
as well. For users who are monitoring a file-based format but need to provide
a baseband signal for internal viewing, the Wohler system can be set to accept
the file input, and output it as a baseband signal such as a digital SDI or HDMI
feed, that can be connected to an off-the-shelf TV receiver or monitor.
A New Standard in Monitoring
Until now, broadcasters have lacked a single and complete solution that extends
their conventional monitoring capabilities into the file-based world. Instead,
to undertake multiplatform signal management and confidence monitoring,
they have been forced to depend on two or even three discrete systems. iON
provides a far more efficient, cost-
effective, and flexible alternative while
providing highly sought after remote
Web-based monitoring functionality,
complemented by an intuitive and
readily configurable user interface.
With this unique blend of capabilities
and benefits, iON is helping to bring
the field of reference and confidence
monitoring to a whole new level.
The consolidation of monitoring for
compressed and uncompressed
signals into a single unit and the
straightforward analysis of key stream
elements allow broadcasters to
realize a high return on investment.
Built on a modular design, iON also
offers a future-proof approach to
monitoring. As new technologies and
formats emerge, broadcasters will be
able to add support in economical
increments according to the
technical requirements of acquisition
points along the broadcast and
transmission chain. Already, iON offers
broadcasters the foundation they need
for accommodating the new AVB
standard and the implementation of
4K content pipelines.
Bradley Remote Cameras
Ahead of the Game
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