Wohler Offers New Software for Loudness Analyzer

Pandora monitors up to eight channels of audio embedded in 3G/HD/SD-SDI or AES channels
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Wohler Technologies, a producer of audio, video, data monitoring and captioning products, has made available new software for the company's Pandora portable loudness analyzer.

Pandora monitors up to eight channels of audio embedded in 3G/high-definition (HD)/standard definition, serial digital interface (SD-SDI) or eight Audio Engineering Society (AES) channels and, through the Wohler Loudness application, allows users to monitor, analyze and demonstrate audio loudness levels on an iPad or iPod touch, the company says.

Additional features and capabilities introduced with this new software include compatibility with ITU-R BS.1770-1 as well as ITU-R BS.1770-2 and EBU R128; faster, more convenient and more frequent measurement display updating; and improvements to Pandora’s gating function, Wohler says.

“Pandora already is known for its convenience and ease of use, and the enhancements in this new software release simply build on those strengths,” said Don Bird, Wohler’s chief marketing officer. “Users continue to enjoy at-a-glance access to key loudness measurement data, now displayed in an even more accessible way, as well as greater responsiveness to shifting loudness levels,” he said.

A compact and easy-to-read desktop or rack-mountable monitor, Pandora can be employed at any point in the broadcast chain that requires simple, accurate loudness monitoring, Wholer says. The unit facilitates easy capture, storage and e-mail delivery of loudness log files; comprehensive measurement of loudness metrics over a user-defined period of time; and full compatibility with ITU-R BS.1770-1, ITU-R BS.1770-2, and EBU R128 to ensure its utility in both domestic and foreign broadcast facilities for the foreseeable future, the company says.