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Observer sees new DPI capabilities

On its IBC stand, Volicon is showing tools for its Observer 8.0 platform for monitoring the SCTE 35 and SCTE 104 messages that enable digital program insertion (DPI).

Enhancements in Observer 8.0 introduce capture and analysis capabilities that allow users to monitor and help set up DPI commands and messages throughout programme creation and distribution. Observer 8.0 users can capture SCTE 104 messages in real time directly from both compressed and uncompressed video signals and store them alongside a recording of the video stream.

They can record SCTE 35 messages in conjunction with transport stream video and audio packets at any point along the distribution chain.

The system can also display SCTE 35 and 104 messages gathered from multiple points along a distribution path on a common timeline, with the signals time-aligned to compensate for any delays along the path. Volicon is also highlighting Observer OTT for logging and monitoring OTT services, along with recent enhancements to the Share application for its Observer platform.