NAB 2023: TSL to highlight new advanced control systems innovations

TSL is set to demonstrate a number of new advanced control systems and product introductions that will enable broadcasters and media companies to improve operational efficiencies and pivot operations to COTS and SaaS models in a fully managed and optimised approach.

On show at NAB 2023 will be new releases of X-Connect IP routing and GTP-V1 live production control solutions running in the cloud. The company will also unveil GTP-42, the latest and most secure 1RU option for TSL Flex, as well as the new compact TM1-Tally, a complete tally/control solution in 1RU offering ‘OB truck’ performance.

Complementing the technology additions is the appointment of media expert and customer champion Maurice Snell to the position of control solutions architect. His previous experience includes leading research, product and system consultation roles with broadcast brands such as Snell & Wilcox, SAM and Grass Valley.

“We know that our customers have a strong desire to increase efficiency and productivity while reducing costs. Related to this is the need to deliver on sustainability, transition from capex to opex and enable more efficient remote productions via on-premise, in the cloud, virtualised or a mixed configuration environments. The new TSL advanced control system solutions give customers a modern platform with improved security, flexibility and performance to significantly expand their remote work capabilities whether that’s having operators working from home, or on multiple events using equipment centralised in the cloud as opposed to bespoke gear housed inside trucks or facilities,” stated Ian Godfrey, president of TSL Inc.

“In addition to the tools, our customers need sound guidance as to what’s the best next step for them. We are thrilled to have Maurice Snell join the team. His knowledge and experience will help guide our customers through the complexities of transforming and adapting their operations to modern workflows in a way that solves their specific problems in an elegant manner with a vision towards the future.”

X-Connect is a broadcast controller bridge that allows legacy broadcast controllers to function in the world of 2110 IP routing. It discovers NMOS-compliant 2110 senders/receivers, hosts the NMOS registry, provides control logic to connect 2110 senders/receivers, and presents the IP fabric and endpoints as a traditional SDI matrix so legacy broadcast control systems can route to/from 2110 IP endpoints.

Also new for NAB is the GTP-V1 control processing node for deployment in the cloud. This allows familiar on-prem live production and playout control/monitoring workflows to run in virtualised and cloud environments. Applications include tally processing, SCTE parsing/insertion, playout/rundown lists, media routing and control routing. \Through common workflows in cloud/virtual deployments, TSL enables customers to transition from proprietary media processing capex equipment to COTS and SAAS virtual deployments. This saves upfront cost, allows for dynamic scale, supports REMI/at-home live production and can allow for existing on-prem legacy hardware to be repurposed.

TSL is also releasing a new TallyMan hardware option called TM1-Tally, a fully functional control/tally processor scaled down to target the North American truck market. It’s a complete tally solution at a lower cost.

Finally, TSL will be showcasing GTP-42 for the first time. Based on the GTP-32 Flex Control processing node, it is fully updated for modern secure deployments. 

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