February 23, 2021 – Wohler Technologies, a leading manufacturer of video, audio and data monitoring solutions, has added to their successful i VAM range with the release of the 2u i VAM2-2, 16 channel audio/video monitor, available for immediate shipment. Two new screens help the user visualise the location of each audio bed or dynamic channel for both actual and dynamic channels. The audio bed is the arrangement of speakers in the listening room; the sounds produced by the audio bed accurately simulate the locations of the dynamic objects, which are heard as sound sources from any location in the listening room.
Building on the success of their i VAM1-1 launched mid-2020, the new i VAM2-2 can monitor and meter up to 16 channels of 3G-SDI audio and video, plus 2 channels of analog audio in a compact 2u format. With 64 presets and utilising dual touch screens, operators may toggle between video, meters, loudness measurement and menus. A HDMI output allows additional external monitoring of the currently selected video source, while analog XLR, headphone and selected 3G-SDI outputs are also included as standard.
For added flexibility, upgrade options are available on the rear panel for monitoring AES3, MADI 64 (including a fibre option), SMPTE 2110, and SMPTE 2022-6. A rear panel option card slot offers the user the choice of upgrading with either an AoIP card which can accept either Dante or Ravenna card options (both offer SMPTE 2110-30 and hitless SMPTE 2022-7) or an additional 8 channels of analog inputs and outputs.
The dual 4.3” touch screen front panel utilises mature design philosophies from previous iAM Series products, while physical front panel controls provide access to main volume, balance, and auxiliary controls to supplement touch controls. Individual audio channels may be summed, soloed or muted by touch or mechanical control, in line with functionality of previous iAM Series units (iAM MIX, iAM AUDIO, iAM VIDEO, iAM -12G-SDI).
A front mounted USB port is provided for software updates to support new and emerging technologies and a network interface allows for remote management, while APIs allow for easy integration with 3rd party controllers - the perfect solution for any application that requires a unit for monitoring an evolving range of professional signals.
“With the release of the iVAM2-2, we’re responding to customer requests and extending our reach from 1u to 2u for those users who would like or who need larger screens and improved audio monitoring. This highly configurable AV monitor incorporates our latest technology as well as options for monitoring the latest signals including hitless SMPTE 2022-7,” says Kim Templeman-Holmes, VP of Sales and Marketing.
About Wohler Technologies Inc.
Wohler Technologies started out more than 30 years ago with the creation of the industry’s first in-rack audio monitoring product. Together, Wohler’s cost-effective solutions ensure reliable signal monitoring and correction in IP and baseband formats
Based in Hayward, California, Wohler counts many of the world’s finest broadcast, motion picture, and production facilities among its customers. More information about Wohler is available at www.wohler.com.