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June 17, 2024
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TSL has announced 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.

Demonstrated at NAB 2023 (booth C2416) 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 TSL’s Control Solutions Architect position.

The addition of Maurice strengthens the customer consultative practice with best-practice guidance for optimizing control workflows across cloud, on-premise, REMI and hybrid deployments.

Ian Godfrey, President of TSL Inc, said: “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, virtualized 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 centralized in the cloud as opposed to bespoke gear housed inside trucks or facilities.

“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 toward the future.” 

TSL lowers the cost of entry for SMPTE 2110 (2110) IP routing and increases sustainability by allowing existing control surfaces and panels to be reused in a hybrid/IP environment.

With its flexible and scalable approach to broadcast control, TSL now has a complete facility control solution.

While most IP broadcast control environments are focused on 2110 routing/orchestration, Flex and X-Connect customers can have a complete 2110 routing solution that allows operators to retain and re-use their skills through compatibility with existing equipment.

Flex Control network is compatible with a wide range of standards and capabilities, including SCTE, tally, MOS, playout, scheduled actions and device control.

X-Connect now has improved performance with complex routing instructions completed as quickly using distributed 2110 endpoints as they are with large, centralized SDI routers.

New for NAB is the latest version of X-Connect, a broadcast controller bridge that allows legacy broadcast controllers to function in the world of 2110 IP routing.

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 virtualized and cloud environments.

Applications include tally processing, SCTE parsing/insertion, playout/rundown lists, media routing, and control routing.

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. 

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

To learn about TSL control solutions, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBfmeqmMHYs.