Digital Nirvana Sponsors Abode Services’ Annual Journey Home Breakfast

Digital Nirvana is sponsoring an upcoming breakfast hosted by Abode Services, an organization working to end homelessness by assisting low-income people without homes. The annual fundraising event is free and open to all, and will take place the morning of March 7 at the Fremont Marriott in Fremont, CA.

2013 marks the fifth year that Digital Nirvana has been supporting Abode Services, and the third year that they are sponsoring this event. At the breakfast, attendees have the chance to learn more about the programs that Abode Services offers through a video presentation and remarks from staff and participants. The event’s attendees will be asked to pledge what they can to support Abode Services’ efforts to end the cycle of homelessness. Donations received at the fundraiser help the organization to improve the lives of more than 4,000 people each year.

Hiren Hindocha, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Digital Nirvana, serves as a member of Abode Services’ Home Builder Society. His desire to help shelter the homeless is one of the philanthropic endeavors he has brought to the attention of the social responsibility team at Digital Nirvana, who assists a variety of nonprofit organizations in reaching their goals.

Abode Services runs on the belief that everyone should have a home. Their continuous efforts provide a safety net for homeless people in Alameda County, as the organization provides assistance to gain access to shelter, critical services in an emergency, supportive housing, and programs that allow people to stay in their homes. For more information about Abode Services and their Journey Home Breakfast, please visit:

By Hiren Hindocha, President and CEO, Digital Nirvana

Digital signals come in many forms and may pass through multiple coders, decoders, and interfaces, any of which may cause a problem or make an existing problem worse.

Troubleshooting an entire system to isolate a single discrepancy can take hours of valuable engineering time. Better access to metadata has been sorely needed in the broadcast industry for some time. When there’s a discrepancy or signal failure, learning what caused it is critical to fixing it.

That’s why we’ve added advanced metadata harvesting capability to the MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring system.  This unique feature tracks any data that’s been logged and collects various logs, discrepancy reports, and data alarms as well as the broadcast feed. It can help in identifying where any error occurred in the broadcast signal, collect forensic analysis about the event, and report that data back to the customer.

With this feature, engineers can harvest metadata and map it to the recorded video content for more in-depth analysis and troubleshooting – immediately indicating when, where and how the video was recorded. It enables station executives and engineers to hyperlink straight to the reported video and view a problem, thereby streamlining and improving the efficacy of broadcast discrepancy reporting.

It can capture all types of audio and video metadata in the broadcast signal. And it provides access to all classifications of metadata, including technical, descriptive, time-stamped and event parameters.

The enhancements this provides create a number of benefits for the end user.

  • Speeds troubleshooting time
  • Increases confidence in problem resolution
  • Helps eliminate mysterious glitches and discrepancies
  • Logs critical technical system data
  • Offers iPad and iPhone compatibility for remote monitoring

In its full form, the MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring system combines the functionality of content recording (HD and SD in full resolution), content searching, retrieval and repurposing, Web publishing, signal monitoring, air-check logging, archiving, ad verification and tracking, and competitive analysis in a scalable networked appliance. Its Web-based management user interface makes it easy to use for technical and non-technical personnel. The system is available in four versions—Starter, Essentials, Plus and Premier—giving users a wide range of options and prices to fit their needs.

MonitorIQ is the only broadcast monitoring system that provides centralized management, automatic ad detection, a director’s audio track, as well as an advanced metadata harvester. Because the MonitorIQ platform is based on open webservices (REST) APIs, MonitorIQ can be easily integrated with third-party products and can scale from one to multiple servers and up to hundreds of channels. All Digital Nirvana solutions are web-enabled, so users can access the software through any web browser.