IBC 2012: Jünger Audio Introduces M*AP – The Latest Addition To Its *AP Family Of Loudness Processors

IBC 2012: Jünger Audio Introduces M*AP – The Latest Addition To Its *AP Family Of Loudness Processors

Berlin, Germany: Dynamics specialist Jünger Audio will use the IBC 2012 platform (Hall 10, Booth D20) to unveil MAP – the latest addition to its Award-winning *AP family of audio loudness processors. This ground-breaking processor combines an audio monitor controller and a loudness measurement device in one unit, thus providing comprehensive quality control and loudness monitoring for anyone working in a production or broadcast environment. Designed for quality checking surround (5.1) and/or stereo programs, MAP can be used for live monitoring and also to ensure compliance with government regulations on loudness such as the US CALM Act, the UK Ofcom regulations and the French CSA regulations, etc. The unit comes with alarm signals that alert the operator when pre-set loudness thresholds are exceeded, and these signals can be delivered by simple GPOs and/or SNMP traps, which carry actual loudness values. Loudness measurements can be performed over a long run or over a fraction of a program, or both. These measurements can be triggered by automation systems via GPIs or via the network - or even manually by buttons of the XAP remote panel. Alongside loudness measurements, MAP also offers functionality for acoustical QA. It has eight speaker outputs that allow for A/B checking of stereo compatibility of a surround downmix through alternative speakers, as well as via L/R front speakers. Peter Pörs, Managing Director of Jünger Audio, says: “By incorporating 3G, HD and SD auto detection, MAP gives users the option of dealing with all 16 channels of SDI embedded audio at the same time. This means that you can listen to one program while permanently logging the loudness of two (5.1 +2 mode) or four (4x2 mode) programs. It is also possible to send further embedded programs to MAP’s AES outputs to feed a third party instrument for analyzing and/or display.” For no extra cost, the MAP’s SDI board acts as an embedder as well and comes with video delay to compensate for any kind of audio delay. This feature is ideal for those looking to maintain lip sync in QA suites or control rooms. MAP also features a built-in Dolby® Metadata generator and an optional Dolby® decoder that allows users to decode Dolby-E, Dolby-D (AC-3) and Dolby Digital plus (E-AC-3). At IBC 2012, Jünger Audio will also be showing the rest of the processors in its AP range, including the Award-winning TAP TV Audio Processor, the DAP LM4 four-channel Digital Audio Processor and the DAP LM2 two-channel Digital Audio Processor. Also on show will be Jünger Audio’s Loudness Logger, a powerful tool that offers customers of all Jünger Audio levelling processors an easy way to monitor the development of the loudness over time. Using this new software, broadcasters can monitor in real time or by analyzing previously stored loudness log files. This innovation is critical as all broadcasters now need to show precisely how their audio levels are performing in order to comply with new legislation on Loudness. If you would like more information about these products please visit Jünger Audio at IBC 2012 – Hall 10, Booth D20 - for a demo