TSL Products has altered its R&D roadmap for the short term in response to specific customer requirements.
In response to the fact that many of its broadcast clients are operating in a work-from-home environment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, TSL Products has altered its R&D roadmap for the short term in response to specific customer requirements. Since TSL’s acquisition of US vendor DNF Controls last year, the team based out of Northridge, California, has focused on the development and support of the Flex Control Network and range of Universal Control Panels.
Fred Scott, regional sales manager for the US at TSL and former sales director for DNF Controls, said: “We have many customers across the United States who use our Flex Control Network for critical production and playout in news-based hub and spoke systems that connect network stations. Due to heightened demands in remote broadcasts, we recently altered our R&D to service our Flex customers and assist them in response to the pandemic.”
According to Scott, new features include ‘Web Keys’ that, when connected to any DNF powered Universal Switch Panel within the Flex network, allows users to control devices situated in major hub and spoke installations across the US from home.
Mark Davies, director of products and technology at TSL Products, said that as an agile, R&D-led business, TSL has been able to re-prioritise very quickly in order to support its customers in their remote workflows.