Monitor

Instantly monitor and review your broadcast quality across the entire broadcast chain.

While realizing new outlets for distribution and added opportunities for revenue generation, content providers and distributors also must deal with complex new delivery infrastructures and the task of assuring the integrity and quality of content through distribution to the target device.

Our Monitor application gives broadcasters the ability to monitor linear broadcasting channels, streaming media and over-the-top (OTT) through to the user device.

Benefits of Monitor

Stay on top of your experience

Real-time quality of experience alerts for the most common impairments, such as black and static screens or missing audio.

Multiviewer

Watch multiple live or recorded programs on a monitor wall or with your desktop interface. Use path monitoring, quality of experience traffic light widgets tied to geo-location to inspect or troubleshoot a suspect stream without delay. Learn more 

OTT

Monitor how our Edgecast Content Delivery Network service delivers your video renditions and related metadata.

Monitor from anywhere, anytime

Monitor offers scalable 24 x 7 recording and remote broadcast monitoring to operate on a global WAN.

Modules

Choose what offering is perfect for your needs with our modules:

Loudness monitoring

Easily perform loudness tasks, such as monitoring and compliance verification. By adding BS-1770-2, EBU R128 and ATSC A/85 compliant loudness monitoring into the  logger, operators now have unparalleled loudness management tools that combine frame-accurate loudness measurement, A/V recording of content, integration with automation/ad system As-Run-Logs (ARLs), loudness reporting and graphing and alarming.

Quality of experience

Quality of experience analyzes logged content continuously for a variety of signal faults. With flexible, individually settable alert thresholds, notifications are delivered via email or SNMP traps. The quality measurement thresholds are configured per channel to optimize performance and error reporting.

Multiviewer

Multiviewer enables us­ers to watch multiple live or recorded programs on a network wall and use the desktop interface to inspect or troubleshoot a suspect stream without delay. It captures and stores content from any source and enables users to review that content in real time, from anywhere and at any time, for applications ranging from compliance, quality assurance and competitive analysis to production and repurposing for multiple platforms and social media outlets.

DPI monitoring

Broadcasters and other operators can conform to DPI requirements in SCTE-35/104 with our DPI monitoring module, which enables the monitoring, logging and frame-accurate display of content along with the metadata and in/out point markers needed to determine if DPI messages were conveyed properly. With this module, Volicon eliminates the need to measure streams with an in-depth transport stream analyzer and to calculate the frame in which the insertion occurs.

Archiver

As the amount of produced high-quality content in­creases, the rising need to retain content for longer periods of time for reuse, and long-term storage has become a challenge. Providing multiple simultaneous users with random access to an indexed store of full-resolution, high-bit-rate (long-GOP H.264, 9-15 Mbps) content, as well as low-resolution proxies, Archiver makes programming, promos and adver­tisements readily available for use cases, ranging from ad verification to repurposing.

Active directory integration

Active directory integration allows users to log in a single time on the active directory server, thereby eliminating the need for multiple logins across multiple servers. Once logged into the active directory server, the user is logged in with the same credentials set by the administrator. By integrating RPM into the active directory domain, a transparent user login and pre-assigned user privileges are enabled.

DvB subtitles

Monitoring DVB subtitles, decoding, recording and playback is a task that broadcasters need to ensure proper execution and compliance with regulations. Alerts on missing DVB subtitles ensure full proof of conformance.

Embedded AC3 audio

Eliminates not only the cumbersome and expensive task of extracting AC-3 audio, de-embedding, decoding externally and re-embedding it back as PCM audio, but also the need for additional equipment and cabling. We save time and money by natively processing AC-3 audio without the need for an external AC-3 decoder and re-embedder.

Multicast

Our Multicast module, either the high-quality original or a lower-resolution proxy version of the live stream, supports confidence monitoring applications, providing executives with remote visibility into the Network Operations Center (NOC) environment. It also supports enterprise-wide IPTV systems, pairing with set-top boxes to enable the scaling of our systems across the enterprise WAN and provisioning of content to a large number of users.

NAVE decoding, logging and alerting

Enable broadcasters or networks to ensure proper transmission and delivery of NAVE codes to Nielsen monitoring equipment. With logging of NAVE IDs (SIDs) along with the broadcast content, users can troubleshoot more effectively while monitoring video service provider return feeds to ensure they receive appropriate ratings credit for advertisements.

OTT

OTT-Cloud and OTT-Device are for logging (recording) and monitoring the OTT services that stream content to computers, tablets and smartphones.  OTT offers broadcasters, networks and video service providers a quality monitoring and compliance logging solution for multiplatform media delivery. These solutions assure that content is delivered with optimal quality on a diversity of devices. A variety of encodings, ad insertion and target devices across multiple OTT services make logging and monitoring necessary. OTT offers a valuable look into the consumer experience of streamed content.

As run log integration

Integrate with an existing automation system with the content verification module. Users can look up logged content according to program name, media ID or other data from the as-run log. Automatic importation of common as-run logs simplifies finding content for ad verification and compliance purposes.

Learn more about the ‘Monitor’ application of our Volicon Media Intelligence service.

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