Volicon 2015 NAB Show Preview

Visit Volicon at the 2015 NAB Show at Booth SU7916

Volicon at the 2015 NAB Show:

NEW Archiver for the Media Intelligence Platform(R)
Addressing broadcasters’ need for convenient, cost-effective long-term storage of aired content, Volicon has introduced a new Archiver option for the company’s Observer Media Intelligence Platform(R). Providing multiple simultaneous users with random access to an indexed store of full-resolution, high-bit-rate (long-GOP H.264, 9-15 Mbps) 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 expensive systems typically implemented for long-term archives. Because it features both baseband (SDI) and transport stream (TS) interfaces and is compatible with any application, the module can be deployed easily in virtually any broadcast environment.

Enhanced Multiviewer for Added Monitoring Convenience
Volicon’s enhanced Multiviewer option for the Media Intelligence Platform(R) unites the Observer(R) 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. In addition to enabling users to keep their eyes and ears on every channel, the option makes it easy to identify and look past audio and video impairments to examine the integrity of metadata. During the 2015 NAB Show, Volicon will demonstrate enhancements including configurable layouts; support for various room, screen, and player sizes; and an array of useful new widgets including clocks and graphs.

Volicon’s OTT offering provides networks, video service providers, and broadcasters with a solution for logging (recording) and monitoring the over-the-top (OTT) A/V services that stream content to computers, tablets, and smartphones. With the same suite of tools already proven for set-top box (STB) and transport stream (TS) monitoring, the solution offers a complete, cost-effective quality monitoring and/or compliance logging solution for multiplatform media delivery. Users can ensure that video-on-demand (VOD) and linear services are available 24/7 at optimal quality, validate service level agreements (SLAs) with content delivery networks (CDNs) using pixel-level verification of cloud delivery and playback, confirm the presence of captioning, and determine that specialized 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 the 2015 NAB Show, Volicon will demonstrate how its OTT offering ingests content from each point in the OTT pipeline — including all variety of target mobile devices — not only to provide a valuable look at 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.

Capture and Share
The Capture and Share applications for Volicon’s Media Intelligence Platform(R) help broadcasters capture media from a variety of sources and quickly produce and deliver compelling 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. In a fresh approach to multiplatform content creation and delivery, these applications leverage the Media Intelligence Platform’s unique content-recording capabilities and intuitive user interface to provide a much faster and more cost-effective model than is possible with conventional recording, editing, and packaging solutions.

Image Caption: Capture application for Volicon’s Media Intelligence Platform(R)
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Image Caption: Share application for Volicon’s Media Intelligence Platform(R)
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Volicon Press Conference at the 2015 NAB Show:

On Sunday, April 12, Volicon and Nexidia will hold a joint press conference to discuss advanced solutions for closed-captioning quality compliance, an issue that recent FCC guidelines have brought to the forefront of broadcasters’ concerns. Scheduled for 11 a.m. PST in room N242 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the press conference will highlight the latest enhancements to the two companies’ solution for scalable, cost-effective monitoring of closed-captioning quality.

Company Quote:

“The 2015 NAB Show gives us the opportunity to showcase significant functional enhancements that make the Media Intelligence Platform an even more powerful tool for a variety of use cases across the broadcast operation. We look forward to demonstrating the substantial efficiencies and cost savings enabled by the combination of the platform’s unique content-recording capabilities with the specific functionality delivered by our ever-expanding portfolio of applications.”
— Russell Wise, Vice President of Global Sales at Volicon

Company Overview:

Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide. Providing powerful tools for content creation and repurposing, compliance monitoring, ad verification, competitive analysis, and quality-of-service monitoring, Volicon solutions are used by all stakeholders in the media enterprise from engineering to the executive suite.

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