TrueVisions Extends Volicon Observer(R) Monitoring and Logging System
(June 25, 2014)
Volicon today announced that TrueVisions, Thailand's leading cable and satellite television operator, has expanded its Observer(R) digital video monitoring and logging system to simplify compliance verification across a total of 120 channels in its direct-to-home (DTH) platform. Local distributor and system integrator Trinergy provided a new Observer TS(R) (transport stream) monitoring and logging system that allows TrueVisions to perform continual monitoring and recording of both baseband and compressed signals from within a unified user interface.
"The original installation of Volicon technology allowed us to capture consistent high-quality recorded video that is incredibly easy to access and use, and it also helped us to realize cost savings associated with the shift away from tape-based compliance monitoring," said Vichai Sernvongsat, chief technology officer at TrueVisions. "Now, with the addition of Observer TS, which logs the full MPEG transport stream, our staff can examine or export content from a recently captured transport stream, or go back further in time and view a low bit rate proxy version of aired content."
The complete Observer system continuously monitors and records aired content across the TrueVisions lineup, providing real-time fault detection, as well as effortless clip identification and extraction for easy proof of compliance. Installed at TrueVisions' Bangkok facilities, the Volicon system provides a simple and efficient means of verifying that advertising and program content have been aired properly and at the right time.
The Observer system captures, stores, and streams aired content, giving authorized users at TrueVisions instant access to live and recorded content from an easy-to-use Web-based GUI. Using this interface, desktop users can search, retrieve, analyze, and export video clips with metadata. Volicon's As-Run-Log Integration module allows users to search and sort the as-run log via ID or commercial/program name for quick and easy ad verification with a direct link to video content. The Observer system's quality of experience module provides real-time alarms for faulty video, audio, and closed captioning by issuing alerts via email/SNMP with a direct link to content and a master fault log.
"Compliance verification is a critical part of any broadcast business, and the Observer offers a flexible, cost-effective, and intuitive tool for meeting this requirement," said Russell Wise, vice president global sales at Volicon. "Because it also is a modular system, it provides TrueVisions with a scalable foundation for monitoring additional channels or for bringing additional functions into its monitoring operations."
Further information about Volicon and the company's Observer digital video monitoring and logging technology is available at www.volicon.com.
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Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide. The Observer(R) Media Intelligence Platform(TM) provides powerful tools for content creation and repurposing, compliance monitoring, ad verification, competitive analysis, and quality-of-service monitoring. Volicon solutions are used by all stakeholders in the media enterprise from engineering to the executive suite. Volicon systems are deployed by more than 1,000 customers in more than 65 countries worldwide. Volicon is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. More information is available at www.volicon.com.
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