Today's media facilities comprise more disparate technology than ever before and all these systems need to be networked, managed, and controlled in fundamentally new ways. With the increasing adoption of IP and changes in production comes the need to ﬁnd ways to maximise these assets alongside the ability to hide increasing system complexity from operators.
Houses of Worship
Production facilities contain more disparate technology than ever before and all these systems need to be networked, managed, and controlled in fundamentally new ways. Many Houses of Worship also need to find ways to maximise these assets alongside the ability to hide increasing system complexity from operators.
Many AV facilities rely on out-source operators to support productions. They need enhanced scalability, highly reliable performance and the ability to fit together aging systems.
- Gain the control you need suited to your specific workflow.
- Maintain the autonomy needed to have complete ownership of your systems.
- Deliver professional output without the need to invest in technical advanced engineering teams.
- Give operators the power they need to make productions happen.
By deploying a control system in a modularly resistant manner, a House of Worship production can each have dedicated local intelligence to manage local devices, operating entirely independently of each other, whilst communicating status and sharing resources across facilities, and are quick and simple to implement.
Typical Production Functions required:
- Tally – simply display tallys and names across a system so that operators know which channels are on air.
- Centralise control and trigger commands such as device record / play with a simple button push.
- Show preset – set full studio configurations, route camera signals and set lighting quickly without any programming needed.
- Use technical signage to show which studios are on air, count down clocks and production schedules.
“I like TSL Control Systems due to its ease of operation and quick learning curve. Being a rental facility our builds are never the same twice with the ability to reconfigure the system to meet our changing products is essential. I have used several control and tally systems and find the
TSL by far the easiest to modify and teach my employees. While working with TSL we have required support and service and have found there service and engineering support to be top rate.”
Robert Brunelle, National Director of Engineering Broadcast/Systems at PRG/VER.
FOR SMALL HOWS: IP CONTROL BUDDY
TSL’s IP Control Buddy is a powerful yet compact control system that can be used either as a standalone product or can be integrated with a larger third-party control system, offering a flexible solution for house of worship facilities.
- The cost-effective solution can control any GPI/O-, Serial- and IP-enabled devices located anywhere, from a single button push.
- Scaling from one to four buttons, the IP Control Buddy can perform simple ‘on/off’-style actions or trigger complex salvos, and its compact size makes it perfect for flyaway kits and quick-press production tasks.
- The IP Control Buddy can simultaneously control multiple devices and is powered by either Power over Ethernet (PoE) or an external power supply.
- As a small but powerful solution, the IP Control Buddy can directly control other devices, such as Ensemble Designs’ ultra-compact BrightEye NXT routers, Blackmagic Media Players and Power Distribution Systems.
- With a ‘programmer-free’ web-browser, it’s easy to configure the IP Control Buddy for any control and monitoring application.
- IP Control Buddy features a Panel Key Mapper, which can be installed on Windows, enabling the system to remotely execute keyboard shortcuts and trigger common HotKey combinations for editors, production playout automation and other Windows applications.
FOR MID-SIZE HOWS: USP3
TSL Products’ USP3 panels provide a streamlined user interface with single panel monitoring and control of multiple devices. These universal control switches are ideal for users who need to interact quickly between active sources and/or when multiple switch commands must be activated simultaneously, such as during live projects.
In order to optimize operator workflow, USP3 panels show users only the device or system information, status and tallies they need in order to work efficiently and accurately. This simplifies operations and reduces human error, which is beneficial for house of worship applications working with volunteer operators and less technical staff. TSL’s USP3 can monitor and control multiple devices from a single panel while allowing for the easy creation of multi-action commands (macros) with a single push-button command. There are three variations of the USP3; the USP3-16, the USP3-8D and the USP3-SHOTBOX. The main difference between each variation is the number of pushbuttons and GPI/O inputs each panel has, which allows customers to pick the solution that best fits their specific needs. The USP3-16 features either 8 or 16 LCD push buttons with 16 GPI/O inputs, the USP3-8D features eight LCD pushbuttons and 8 GPI/O inputs and the USP3-SHOTBOX features 30 LCD pushbuttons, 16 pushbuttons and 8 GPI/O inputs.
Universal Control Panels
- ‘Plug & Go’ Integration - Able to perform powerful actions without the need to invest in a system controller, universal control systems can quickly and cost-effectively plug in to any infrastructure or workflow.
- Bridge systems to achieve that key bit of functionality required without performing any programming.
- Adapt and extend systems as control requirements change.
- Avoid being locked in to expensive and complex control solutions.
- Give operators the controls they need over the devices they use.
- Maintain the value of existing investments by interfacing between old and new equipment.
For Large HoWs & Megachurches: TallyMan
For larger houses of worship and megachurches, TSL’s TallyMan advanced broadcast control system is an ideal solution as it offers an efficient and powerful control engine. From signal routing to remote device control, TallyMan groups multi-level actions into a single, user-configurable interface, allows productions to run more efficiently.
- The system provides only the necessary controls, from simple interfaces for specific tasks, to unleashing the full power of a system built on logic-based and an open control layer, allowing customers to maintain complete ownership over their systems.
- TallyMan can be integrated with any new or existing third-party system, further increasing the flexibility of control
- By deploying a control system in a modularly resistant manner, a house of worship production can have dedicated local intelligence to manage local devices, operating entirely independently of each other, whilst communicating status and sharing resources across facilities.
- Additionally, TallyMan allows production values to increase and reduces the possibility for human error by minimizing the complexity of operations.
- To further enhance the operator experience, the TallyMan system features Virtual Panels (TMVP). These software-based control surfaces can interface to any control system, allowing customers to visualise their workflows in order to effectively and intuitively manage their systems.