Maidenhead, UK (June 12, 2009)–TSL PAM1-3G8 professional audio monitors will be deployed to Johannesburg by Alfacam for the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 this month.
The sale has enabled Alfacam, a Belgium-based provider of TV facilities and services to broadcasters and production houses worldwide, to fully equip a complete outside broadcast system in multiple racks that were wired in Belgium, disassembled and shipped to South Africa. They were then reassembled at Standard Bank Arena, Ellis Park, Johannesburg, for the Confederations Cup event, which begins June 14.
TSL’s PAM1-3G8’s were installed at four crucial control positions within Alfacam’s system to monitor the video and meter multiple audio channels of embedded, AES and analog audio signals.
The Alfacam system will further act as a test setup for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
According to Alfacam head of audio engineering Jean-Philippe Ovaert, “We had to comply with a detailed list of technical features and the PAM1-3G8 met all of those requirements, but with even greater possibilities. Because this deployment is seen as a trial run for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, we wanted to ensure that our audio monitoring technology would include Dolby decoding and measurement as well as metadata control. The PAM1-3G8 offers all of these features, as well as the ability to see the signal that it is measuring, which is extremely helpful when you have a lot of signals to control.
“The compact dimensions of the PAM1-3G8 were also quite important as these systems have to be integrated in desks where rack space is very restricted. It also has unique features such as high resolution, high visibility displays of bar graph and metadata values, all with low power consumption. Its convenient preset buttons also mean that we can program three setups for control positions because there is not always time to go into menus. That’s a big advantage in fast-paced environments.”