UK: Broadcast integration company TSL has announced a host of new appointments and a series of organisational changes at its headquarters in Maidenhead. The developments were along with the release of the AMU1-CHD Dolby, described by TSL as "the world's first 1080P compatible audio monitoring unit", writes David Davies.
The organisational changes, prompted by ongoing growth, include the Products Division taking up residence in an additional building, freeing up more build and storage space for the Systems Division. Meanwhile, five new additions to the company's senior staff include the appointment of Chris Exelby to the role of general manager, products; Ann Pearson to the role of sales manager, Products Division; David Gunn as general manager, systems; Andrew Davies as business development manager, systems; and Rupert Bentley as finance director with responsibility for both of TSL's divisions. There have also been a number of promotions within the systems division.
The appointments follow a lengthy period of expansion and some major contracts, with the Systems arm alone securing work from - among others - Setanta, Siemens and Red Bee Media.
David Phillips, CEO of TSL, tells PSN-e: "Currently, the broadcast market worldwide is extremely active with significant business opportunities available. TSL recognises this and has increased and reorganised its staffing to allow its business to grow. As a result of this increase, TSL is immediately able to take advantage of the current buoyant market and anticipates continuing to do so over the coming months."
Meanwhile, the company's latest product release is the AMU1-CHD Dolby, billed as "the world's first 1080P compatible audio monitoring unit". The device is capable of de-embedding and decoding Dolby E bit streams from HD/SD video formats up to and including 1080P. Housed in a 1RU chassis, the unit complements TSL's Cameo product range.
"TSL is focused on delivering products that respond to market needs, providing broadcasters with increased flexibility at a sensible price," says Phillips. "We believe that this new 1080P unit is the smallest and most powerful dual scale system currently available_"
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