BBC NI installs Observer13 January 2011
BBC Northern Ireland has upgraded its facilities with a Volicon Observer Enterprise video monitoring and logging system.
Volicon Observer has been deployed over three different servers at the Belfast facilities to record a total of six SD channels. With a simple browser-based interface, the Observer system provides personnel with a straightforward and convenient solution for compliance monitoring.
In addition to recording the mandatory 90 days of aired content, the BBC facility in Belfast uses the Observer system’s frame-accurate clipping tools and direct export and transcoding capability to deliver clips, both internally and externally, for review as Microsoft Windows Media files. Because the Volicon system supports user management via LDAP/Active Directory, the facility will be able to tie the system into its corporate IT environment.
"We are delighted that BBC Northern Ireland has decided to use the sophisticated monitoring and logging technology of the Volicon Observer," said Mike Asebrook, senior director of product marketing at Volicon. "Setup is simple; the interface and monitoring tools are intuitive and readily accessible through a desktop browser; and engineering staff can be confident in continuous recording with little or no maintenance."