BURLINGTON, Mass. — May 13, 2013 — Volicon today announced that its Observer® digital video monitoring and logging systems are fully compliant with the industry’s latest loudness recommendations and regulations: the newly released SCTE “spot check” (SCTE 197) loudness measurement recommendation and the FCC’s newly revised ATSC A/85 recommended practice. With simultaneous 5.1 and 5.1 downmix measurements, BS.1770-3 compatibility, program log integration, dialog (anchor element) detection and loudness measurement, as well as integrated measurement A/V burn-in, the Observer allows the operator to perform spot checks easily and ensures full compliance with the new ATSC A/85 RP.
Volicon is the global leader in broadcast and content monitoring and logging. The company’s enterprise media intelligence solutions are built on its renowned Observer® real-time digital video monitoring and logging solutions and its patented Virtual Media Network (VMN), which unites a multichannel video streaming engine with interactive search, content analytics, service monitoring, and alarm capabilities. With these technologies, Volicon provides the broadcast and cable industries with the most scalable, reliable, and cost-effective video content logging and monitoring system for compliance, media analysis, content repurposing, and quality of experience. Today most major networks are using Observer to do everything from monitoring a transport stream to reviewing content in the boardroom. More information is available at www.volicon.com.
BURLINGTON, Mass. — April 17, 2013 — During the 2013 NAB Show, Volicon will demonstrate the extensive executive oversight and review capabilities enabled by version 7.1 of the company’s Observer® logging and monitoring system. New and enhanced modules including Multicast, Multiviewer, and Observer Mobile dramatically improve the visibility of audio, video, and metadata for executives, whether they are in the board room, at the desktop, or working remotely on a mobile device.
LAS VEGAS — April 8, 2013 — Volicon today announced that, at the 2013 NAB Show, the company will showcase enhancements to the Observer® digital video monitoring and logging solution that enable broadcasters worldwide to meet the latest requirements and challenges in loudness monitoring. The Observer loudness module’s new Program Loudness Report (PLR) not only measures all audio tracks associated with a program, but also provides a clear illustration of any loudness violations against fixed, dialnorm, or long-term references. Measurement of 5.1, 5.1 downmix, and 2.0 signal loudness helps users to ensure consistent and “legal” loudness levels for all their viewers.
BURLINGTON, Mass. — April 3, 2013 — Volicon and Nexidia today announced that, at the 2013 NAB Show, the companies will demonstrate a joint solution for automated scalable monitoring of closed captions and video description content. Leveraging the content recorded by the Volicon Observer® video monitoring and logging system and the automated file-based QC capabilities of Nexidia QC™, the unique solution performs continual monitoring of caption matching, proper language identification, and alignment, as well as evaluation of video description content. With this tool, broadcasters and networks of every size — with any number of channels and any number of associated language tracks — can assure that caption integrity and compliance are maintained through distribution to the end user.