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Volicon Unveils Content And Communications World Line-Up

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Volicon has announced the solutions it will be showcasing at this year's Content and Communication World, November 11-12.

Included in the line-up are:

Capture and Share
The Capture and Share applications for Volicon's Observer Media Intelligence Platform help broadcasters capture media from a variety of sources and quickly produce and deliver content to viewers via on-air broadcast, as well as digital and social media platforms. Together, Capture and Share facilitate the capture, extraction, processing, and distribution of content in the appropriate format for virtually any target outlet and device. The applications leverage the Media Intelligence Platform's content-recording capabilities and intuitive user interface to provide a faster and cost-effective model than conventional recording, editing, and packaging solutions.

Enhanced Multiviewer for Added Monitoring Convenience
Volicon's enhanced Multiviewer option for the Observer Media Intelligence Platform unifies the platform's recording capability with multiviewer functionality to give users access to multiple live or recorded programs (audio and video), complemented by frame-accurate data, on a monitor wall or other display. The option makes it easy to identify and look past audio and video impairments to examine the integrity of metadata. During Content and Communications World, Volicon will demonstrate enhancements including configurable layouts; support for various room, screen, and player sizes; and a range of new widgets including clocks and graphs.

Observer OTT
Volicon's Observer OTT provides networks, video service providers, and broadcasters with a solution for logging (recording) and monitoring over-the-top (OTT) A/V services that stream content to computers, tablets, and smartphones. With the same suite of tools for set-top box and transport stream monitoring, Observer OTT offers a complete quality monitoring and/or compliance logging solution for multiplatform media delivery. Users can ensure that video-on-demand and linear services are available 24/7 at optimal quality, validate service level agreements with content delivery networks using pixel-level verification of cloud delivery and playback, confirm the presence of captioning, and determine that specialised apps are providing optimal quality of experience. In addition to providing a true recording of services, the system facilitates remote streaming and review as well as in-depth analysis of both unencrypted and encrypted content.

During Content and Communications World, Volicon will demonstrate how Observer OTT ingests content from each point in the OTT pipeline, including a variety of target mobile devices, not only to highlight how consumers experience streamed content, but also to supply rich data that speeds isolation and resolution of any quality issues for content viewed on any device.

Archiver for the Observer Media Intelligence Platform
Addressing broadcasters' need for convenient long-term storage of aired content, Volicon has introduced a new Archiver option for its Observer Media Intelligence Platform. Providing multiple simultaneous users with random access to an indexed store of full-resolution, high-bit-rate content, as well as low-resolution proxies, this option makes programming, promos, and advertisements readily available for use cases ranging from ad verification to repurposing. When years of online storage are required, the Archiver option offers a scalable, high-performance, low-cost alternative to the systems typically implemented for long-term archives and as it features both baseband (SDI) and transport stream interfaces and is compatible with any application, the module can be deployed in virtually any broadcast environment.

Closed-Captioning Compliance in Partnership With Nexidia
Addressing the FCC's rules governing closed-captioning compliance, the Observer-based closed-captioning quality monitoring solution from Volicon and developer Nexidia, Nexidia Comply enables automatic closed-captioning analysis, alignment of captions and media, and identification of missing or incorrect caption segments in file-based workflows. The Volicon Observer, when integrated with Nexidia Comply software, provides users with access to a stream of the broadcast output (live or recorded) along with frame-accurate metadata describing that content, thereby accelerating and streamlining the process of evaluating programming and the presentation of closed-captions according to the FCC rules.

Image: Capture Application for Volicon's Observer Media Intelligence Platform.


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