D*AP8 MAP Edition - Monitoring Audio Processor
This ground-breaking tool combines an audio monitor controller with network-enabled loudness measurement features in one unit. It provides comprehensive quality control and loudness monitoring for anyone working in a broadcast production, post-production or playout environment.
Targeting quality control (QC) of surround (5.1/7.1) or stereo programs, D*AP 8 MAP is designed for live monitoring and compliance measurements according to loudness standards and regulations including ITU.1770 Standards (revisions 1, 2 and 3) as well as recommended practices ATSC A/85 (2011/2013), ARIB TR-B32, Free TV OP-59, Portaria 354 and EBU R128.
Alongside loudness measurements, D*AP 8 MAP also offers monitoring control features. It supports up to eight speakers to allow for A/B checking of stereo compatibility of a surround downmix through alternative speakers, as well as via L/R front speakers. A Dolby® production toolset emulates the impact on Dolby® metadata on your audio stream and let you simulate the listener’s impression at home.
To check compliance of programs with your local loudness regulations the unit will analyze loudness and true peak levels from input signals and transfer the measurement data via Ethernet to an optional measurement and logging software anywhere in your network. These measurements can be triggered by automation systems via GPI’s or via network or even manually by buttons on the X*AP RM1 remote panel.
The M*AP can also generate SNMP or GPI/O alarms in case pre-determined limits are exceeded.
By incorporating up to two auto sensing 3G, HD or SD-SDI interfaces M*AP gives users access to 16 channels of SDI embedded audio. It is also possible to send deembedded programs to D*AP 8 MAPs AES outputs to feed a third party equipment. The M*AP’s SDI board can also be used as an embedder, and comes with video and audio delay to compensate any latency between audio and video.
The optional Loudness Logger software, allows for long term program logging and analysis.
All system parameters are remotely accessible allowing the unit to be integrated and remotely controlled by broadcast control systems.
A web interface also allows easy and intuitive set up and configuration anywhere in your network.
INTERFACES AND SYSTEM SECURITY
Audio I/O’s range from on board AES I/O to optional 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O including video delay and analog I/O. With redundant PSU and SNMP integration the unit ensures maximum operational safety.