Wohler Integrating Loudness Control System into a 2-RU Card

The card will be compatible with any Ross openGear frame, and with the openGear DashBoard network control and monitoring application
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Wohler Technologies, a producer of audio, video, data monitoring and captioning products, has licensed Eyeheight’s, a developer of compliance solutions for the broadcast and post-production industries, KARMAudioRT loudness control technology to integrate into a 2-RU card.

Wohler says the openGear—2-RU—card will be compatible with any Ross openGear frame, and with the openGear DashBoard network control and monitoring application.

“We're a long-time leader in signal management, and we're pleased to be taking a popular signal-processing technology such as Eyeheight's KARMAudioRT and putting it into the marketplace as a cost-effective solution,” said Don Bird, Wohler’s chief marketing officer. “We believe that this openGear card will be the most attractively priced loudness-control solution offered to date.”

The automatic perceptual loudness control offered by KARMAudio technology is based on ITU-R BS.1770 multichannel perceptual loudness and true peak measurements, and sophisticated proprietary correction algorithms, Wohler says. KARMAudio products make it easy for users to comply with emerging loudness practices such as ATSC A/85:2009/2011 (as required by S.2847), EBU R 128-2011, and short-term peak loudness requirements (e.g. U.K. BCAP rule 4.7), the firm says.

“Our KARMAudio technology has been well-accepted by users including major broadcasters, and we’re excited about the additional opportunities opened up by our new licensing agreement with Wohler,” said Martin Moore, Eyeheight’s sales and marketing director. “The openGear platform is a perfect vehicle for making this powerful technology more readily and widely available throughout the broadcast and production industry.”

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