7 Production calls on TSL to provide complete control for new 4K OB truck
When 7 Production, which provides live technical support to broadcasters, production companies, event organisers and government entities in the EMEA territory, was looking to acquire a complete broadcast control system for its 4K OB truck, it called on TSL Products. 7 Production placed the order through BBS Dubai, one of TSL’s systems integrators in the region.
Requiring a unified solution to control all devices including the vision mixer, routers and multi-viewers, 7 Production deploys TSL as its main control and tally management system for the truck, incorporating all signals and signal chains within one system. The company also deploys Virtual Panels, which provide operators with visual, unified control of signal flows and device status within a complete system.
7 Production requires reliable solutions that are flexible and simple to operate during fast-paced, high-pressure live events. TSL Control is built on open APIs and powerful configuration capabilities that allow 7 Production to solve everyday workflow issues and link up multiple systems. Additionally, TSL’s TallyMan system controller includes protocols native to all the major manufacturers, allowing 7 Production to connect the system to all other devices for uninterrupted control and monitoring during broadcasts.
“The TSL system is robust and allows for unlimited connections to third-party equipment,” says Tony Jabbour, head of engineering and operations at 7 Production. “Even more, it’s not overly complex compared to other control systems and we have great support from the TSL team. Plus, all of our engineers are familiar with the system as we use it in all of our other OB trucks, making our lives much easier!”
By placing the appropriate amount of control in the hands of its operators, the interfaces that work alongside the TallyMan controller are said to help minimise human error, improve system reliability, support system expansion and simplify system maintenance.