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Volicon monitoring system simplifies Estonia playout operation

19 May 2011

Estonia-based playout service provider Levira is using Volicon’s Observer Enterprise digital video logging and monitoring system for centralised off-air asset monitoring at its Tallinn facilities.

Levira – which operates a state-of-the-art facility that provides channel playout primarily for the Northern European markets – currently uses the system to monitor four of its channels.

"The Volicon Observer is the first multichannel browser-based recorder we tried at Levira, and with it we’ve been able to make a significant reduction in the cost and complexity of our monitoring operations," said Indrek Lepp, director of the multimedia services division at Levira. "The easy-to-use system is a much less expensive solution than the single-channel recording servers we used previously, and it not only allows us to monitor all channels from one place, but also enables very convenient sharing of recordings with our customers."

Observer Enterprise provides Levira staff with an intuitive web-based interface through which they can access a comprehensive range of compliance, media monitoring, quality management, and content verification tools that enable real-time multichannel media monitoring and ad verification, as well as compliance logging or programming evaluation. Levira uses the Volicon system primarily to access channels, check aired content for any errors, and ensure that commercials were aired correctly.

"The deployment of our Observer Enterprise at Levira is another key European installation that highlights the industry’s growing focus on content quality," said Paul Dubery, director of EMEA business development at Volicon. "The Observer Enterprise provides the flexible, cost-effective monitoring so critical to quality of service, compliance, and competitiveness in expanding broadcast markets."

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