Tektronix expands its PRISM hybrid IP/SDI monitoring line with the addition of a 10G operations unit, integrated audio and dual-screen extension capabilities, and a 25G upgrade path for all PRISM products. Highlights of the expanded line include:
1. A Robustly Featured Base with Modular Additions
The next generation of PRISM has been designed to be the single instrument to address the range of requirements from Broadcast Operations to Broadcast Engineering. The new platform is available in both a 3RU ½ Rack or a 1RU 19" rack form factor. The 3RU unit comes with an integrated touchscreen that provides unmatched screen real estate for easy operation. The base units come with IP connectivity enabled and tools such as IP status, SDI timing measurements, event log, waveform, vector, and diamond all provided as standard. PRISM's modular design and a broad range of options enables customers to tailor their PRISM to meet their targeted applications such as high-end Editing and Technical QC needs with features like WCG Vector and CIE charts; or full Engineering capability including timing measurements, audio measurements, compliance measurements, IP measurements and graphing. Control for the configuration and when that is done is completely at the discretion of the customer.
2. Extended Screen Option for Greater Display Area and Space Efficiency
Tektronix introduces what it calls the industry's first extended display, available to use with both new form factors. By extending PRISM's full touch screen architecture into a fifth window or tile on a second screen, Live production customers can now view full size waveform and vector side by side without needing to purchase a second measurement instrument. The new internal power supply also creates space efficiencies. Customers in space constrained environments can rackmount PRISM remotely and then use a purpose built 2.5" depth dual display touch screen, establishing PRISM as one of the narrowest depth tools in mobile production environments.
3. New Audio Monitoring Capabilities
The 1RU version of PRISM will now include a speaker option and associated volume and balance knob. Operators can save cost by effectively having the waveform monitor and audio unit functionality combined into a single 1 RU instrument. Customers will be able to easily and quickly select and listen to the audio channels they are interested in on either headphones or through high quality integrated speakers.
4. All PRISM Products Have a Path to 25G
All generations of the PRISM family will be upgradable to a 25G interface board. For more details, take a look inside PRISM.