San Francisco, CA (April 3, 2014)—Wohler Technologies has announced a new AVB monitoring option card for its flagship AMP2 Series modular audio/video monitoring solution, including the AMP2-E16V system.
Once the card and software update are installed on the AMP2 Series unit, AVB channels can be mixed, level-adjusted and monitored alongside AES, SDI, analog and other input types, and in the same fashion.
The Wohler implementation of AVB is said to be unique in that AMP2-E16V monitoring units already deployed in the field may be upgraded to support AVB. No additional dedicated system is necessary. Rather, as a result of the series' modular design, users can add AVB support via a 100Base-T Ethernet port and RJ45 connection when needed. The AVB card occupies a single card slot, and users can add AVB inputs without losing any of their other inputs.
Each AVB Monitoring Option card decodes two AVB streams of eight channels each (IEC 61883-6 format), and these two streams must be locked to the same media clock. AVB channels can be output via AES and analog outputs or re-embedded within an SDI stream. Wohler customers who employ the AVB card will be able to update its firmware just as they would the firmware for any other I/O module.