Digital Nirvana eyes European growth with MonitorIQ5 September 2011
Having penetrated many of the major national broadcast and cable networks in the US, Digital Nirvana – which is exhibiting at IBC on its own stand for the first time – is now in the process of commissioning several large projects in Europe, writes Melanie Dayasena-Lowe. According to the company, these broadcasters deployed MonitorIQ due to its advanced technology and willingness to work closely with them to design and quickly implement required features not available from other systems.
New this year at IBC is the MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System, used for multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, compliance, archiving and content repurposing for television networks, cable MSOs, stations, and regulatory agencies.
All MonitorIQ systems accept ASI/IP, HD/SD-SDI, DVB-T/C/S2, ATSC/QAM and NTSC/PAL, recording audio, video, VANC metadata and captioning in both hi-def and low-res. Control is via web or iPad browser interface. Searching is easy, based upon keywords, titles, subtitles, descriptions, textual metadata, closed-caption text and imported logs, with filtering by time, date and channel. Recordings can be easily edited, clipped, stored and sent via email or FTP in a wide range of formats.
The MonitorIQ Compliance Logging System provides cost-effective recording of up to four channels, with optional BS.1770 loudness monitoring, while MonitorIQ Producer makes it easy to re-purpose content to the web, produce podcasts, and save broadcast-ready clips for archiving.
MonitorIQ Diagnostic/QC provides logging, monitoring and alarming, internally and from external systems, content verification comparison of programmes at multiple points in the release path, and export of recorded transport streams for external analysis.
MonitorIQ also benefits from loudness monitoring and logging and an Apple iPad interface.