Volicon today announced that the company's new Observer(R) 7.0 transport stream (TS) MPEG transport stream logging and monitoring system will make its European debut at IBC2012. This new release of Volicon's flagship system has been enhanced to accommodate an even broader array of inputs, provide even greater channel-monitoring density, and enable management of these many inputs and channels through an even more intuitive user interface.
"The introduction of loudness monitoring and mobile support to Observer 7.0 represents another significant step Volicon has taken in providing comprehensive solutions that address our customers' logging and monitoring needs not just today, but also in the future," said Russell Wise, SVP of global sales and business development at Volicon.
Observer 7.0 boosts system density for HD and SD programs and now supports a range of formats including ASI, QAM, 8-VSB, DVB-T, and DVB-S MPEG TS interfaces. A newly simplified user interface makes it even easier for cable, satellite, broadcast, and IPTV operators to address the volume and complexity of broadcast and network services. Leveraged across these enterprises, Observer 7.0 can provide benefits to hundreds of users. Its low-resolution proxy streaming functionality gives executives the benefit of easy desktop review of live and recorded content, enables engineering staff to monitor and maintain quality of experience, and gives sales staff a tool for rapid ad verification.
Observer 7.0 users can log MPEG transport streams continuously, as well as stream and export content to all stakeholders in the media enterprise. Because Observer TS logs the full transport stream, a user can go back an hour, a day, a week, or a month to examine and/or export content and effectively eliminate chronic issues with service handoffs. Low bit rate proxies, WMV or H.264, and DVR-like frame-accurate controls allow for easy content review, even when operating over an enterprise network or WAN.
In addition to enabling users to stream and export content to all stakeholders in the media enterprise, Observer 7.0 also supports monitoring of A/V content including BS.1770-2 loudness and other correlations of data and video. The Observer loudness monitoring module enables measurement of AC3 dialnorm levels and monitoring according to ITU BS.1770-1 and BS.1770-2, EBU Recommendation R 128, EBU Tech 3342 and 3342, ARIB TR-B32, ATSC A/85 RP 2011, and CALM Act (FCC Report 11-182A1) standards and specifications. Intuitive overlay controls provide continuous measurements that identify program loudness and loudness range, and high-visibility audio, video, and measurement graphs and data combine with fast, accurate access logged content to enable the export of an A/V affidavit with loudness data overlaid.
More information about Volicon and the company's Observer digital video monitoring and logging products is available at www.volicon.com.