Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) 2012
Volicon provides the broadcast and cable industries with the most efficient, reliable, and cost-effective automated multi-channel video content logging and monitoring system for compliance, media analysis, content repurposing, and quality of service. Its Observer(R) real-time digital video monitoring and logging solutions are based on Volicon's patented Virtual Media Network (VMN). Volicon Observer's core is comprised of a multichannel video streaming engine, interactive search, content analytics, and service monitoring and alarming capabilities. Volicon products and services meet the demanding requirements of broadcasters, cable, and IPTV service providers, and enterprise and government organizations looking to improve broadcast product quality, enhance video management, and lower costs.
Volicon Products on Display at BVE 2012:
The new Observer(R) TS (transport stream) logging system gives broadcasters, networks, and cable operators the ability to handle MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 transport streams natively and efficiently over the WAN with a low-resolution proxy, retaining the content and associated metadata within the stream. Complementing the existing Observer Enterprise analog, SD-SDI, and HD-SDI systems, this new interface simplifies signal flow, allows for greater signal density and flexibility, and enables full-quality content logging. Observer TS thus opens the door to new use cases -- such as rebroadcasting high-resolution data, interactive content, and dialnorm reporting -- for logged content. Using Observer TS for compliance logging and air checks, operators can easily extract MPEG metadata and troubleshoot the MPEG transport stream live or from the Observer log.
Observer(R) Enterprise Version 6.0 Media Monitoring and Compliance Logging System
The new release of Observer(R) Enterprise version 6.0 includes several new features, including fully ITU-R BS.1770 compliant Loudness Monitoring, AC-3 (Dolby Digital) decoding, and additional updates. Awarded Broadcast Engineering's 2011 Engineering Excellence award for its integration at PBS, the enterprise-grade, 24/7 Observer Enterprise media monitoring and compliance logging system is the industry standard logger installed in over 400 facilities in 43 countries, and monitoring over 6,000 channels worldwide.
Observer(R) Professional Built on Silverlight(TM)
Based on Microsoft(R) Silverlight(TM), the Observer(R) Professional includes an intuitive, streamlined user interface for both Mac(R) and PC platforms that supports Internet Explorer(R), Safari(R), Google Chrome(TM), and Firefox(R) browsers, as well as integrated export functionality to H.264, Flash(R), MPEG-2, or MPEG-4. The versatile system includes improved streaming capabilities and gives users the flexibility to export video files in .ASF (WM9), H.264, Flash, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 formats. With the rich array of building blocks provided by Silverlight, Volicon can now quickly customize Observer Pro systems to meet specific customer priorities and requirements.
Content Matching Module
The Content Matching Module (CMM) for Volicon Observer(R) systems enables operators to flag and access specific audio cues when they appear in a broadcast. Using a prerecorded segment, the CMM creates an audio fingerprint database that is continuously checked against the incoming stream for a match. When the audio appears in a broadcast, the system provides an immediate alert and notification to the operator along with immediate access to the video in which the segment occurred. The matched content is added to a log that can be referenced along with clips that can be shared, within the organization and beyond, to provide all the evidence necessary for regulatory, copyright, and ad placement inquiries.