An update has been released to The Telos Alliance‘s Axia Pathfinder Core PRO — one that sees the enabling of a new VML option for virtualized monitoring and control.
This, the company says, makes it ideal for smaller systems with one or two studios.
The product takes the name Pathfinder Core Pro VML.
A key differentiation point: it includes 300 connections (as opposed to VM’s 1000 connections),
Both Pathfinder Core PRO VM and VML allow broadcasters to deploy Pathfinder monitoring and control on familiar, approved hardware. “Thanks to Pathfinder’s network-optimized monitoring and control protocols, broadcasters can also install Pathfinder Core PRO VM and VML at off-site data centers in a selection of hypervisor environments, including VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, Proxmox, and Stratus,” Telos says.
Acting as a middleware layer using its onboard protocol translator to connect with many commonly used third-party controllers, Pathfinder “effectively serves as an AoIP router, an ideal core infrastructure component for a host of diverse radio and TV audio applications,” the company adds. “Pathfinder can schedule and trigger events, detect audio silence, issue alarms, and instruct failover routing. It even allows the user to create custom screen-based control and monitoring panels.”
For those interested in the product usage, one is asked to look for the designations “Control with Pathfinder” and “Route & Manage with Pathfinder,” which indicate a product is part of the Livewire+ AES67 ecosystem and can interface easily and efficiently with Pathfinder.