Volicon Expands Flagship Product Line With New Observer(R) TS MPEG (ASI IP) Transport Stream Logging System

Date: 23/03/2011
Volicon today announced that it has extended the versatility of its flagship product line with the release of the Observer(R) TS (transport stream) -- a new MPEG (ASI/IP) transport stream logging system. Observer TS this solution gives broadcasters, networks, and cable operators the ability to capture full-resolution MPEG transport streams and generate low-resolution proxy content and accompanying metadata. The solution also incorporates complete stream, search, analyze, clip, and publish functionality -- all from within the versatile Web-based Observer user interface.

"The new Observer TS system represents the natural evolution of the Observer line to enable logging for MPEG2-based digital video services across the cable, satellite, IPTV, and OTA markets," said Mike Asebrook, senior director of product marketing. "Equipped with an intuitive Web interface and familiar Observer features tailored to handling MPEG transport streams, this new multiplexed logging solution reduces the complexity of logging while adding value to logged data in multiple broadcast and network applications."

The Observer TS logging system complements Volicon's existing Observer Enterprise analog, SD-SDI, and HD-SDI systems. As broadcasters continue to migrate towards the model of recording the native ASI and IP transport MPEG stream while generating low-res proxies, Observer TS enables networks and broadcasters to increase logging density, accommodate high-resolution content repurposing, directly monitor native MPEG ASI/IP handoffs, and inspect and export transport streams -- all while operating efficiently over a LAN and WAN. Besides making it easier for users to access, store, and leverage both content and metadata compressed within transport streams, the Observer TS enables full-quality content logging -- thereby opening the door to new use cases for logged content, such as repurposing high-resolution data, managing interactive content, and dialnorm reporting.

By using Observer TS for compliance logging and air checks, operators can easily extract flexible MPEG metadata and troubleshoot the MPEG transport stream live or from the Observer log. Having two configurable logs -- either the high-bit rate native ASI content or the low-bit rate proxy for remote viewing -- means logging and monitoring with the Observer TS supports an extremely network-efficient workflow. Available in July 2011, Observer TS is taking logging and monitoring to the next level.

www.volicon.com. 



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