Introducing Digital Nirvana’s New Open Media Appliance

By Hiren Hindocha

With NAB 2014 just around the corner, the Digital Nirvana team is getting ready to introduce some exciting new technologies and product updates at the show. One of the new technologies that we’ll show is our Open Media Appliance, a true hybrid server offering multiple I/O choices in a single appliance. It enables media and broadcast organizations to dramatically cut their total cost of monitoring.

Our Open Hybrid Appliance offers all the functionality and performance needed to monitor every channel of content. It allows a wide selection of inputs and outputs, including SD/HD SDI, ASI, ASI-IP, ATSC, QAM, 50 Hz, 60 Hz and DVB-T/C/S2. It also includes a Linux operating system, an industrial-grade server, built-in redundant power supplies and system alerts – all in one 2RU or 3RU device.

The appliance offers high-res storage, the ability to expand to hundreds of channels and system alerts when troubles are detected.  Our MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring and MediaPro content repurposing solutions both use the Open Media Appliance.

Media Pro provides a fast and reliable way to record using the Open Media Appliance for rebroadcast and repurposing. It uses advanced cable card technology to repurpose HD content from both cable and broadcast channels.

MonitorIQ combines signal monitoring, loudness monitoring, logging, archiving, and competitive analysis in one, highly-scalable networked appliance. The solution provides a range of unique options, including iPad/iPhone/Android interface, NAVE watermark decoding, centralized management, director’s audio track and a REST API for third party development.

So, why buy multiple servers when you only need one? We invite you to stop by our NAB booth (SU11017) to find out more about our Open Media Appliance and how this cost efficient technology can benefit your operations.

 

 

Newark, CA, March 27, 2014 – Digital Nirvana will showcase the latest version of its Open Media Appliance, a feature rich platform for its MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring and MediaPro content repurposing systems during the NAB 2014 convention, to be held from April 5-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Booth #SU11017.

The Open Media Appliance is a true hybrid appliance with the ability to accept multiple input formats in one unit. “Our Open Media Appliance is a single, versatile server that helps broadcasters dramatically reduce their hardware expense associated with monitoring and content repurposing,” said Arco Groenenberg, Director of Sales and Marketing for Digital Nirvana. “With our solution, customers can do more with less hardware.”

Open Media Appliance

Digital Nirvana’s cost-effective open platform accepts a wide range of inputs, including SD/HD SDI, ASI, ASI-IP, ATSC, and QAM. Supported formats include 50 Hz, 60 Hz and DVB-T/C/S2. Digital Nirvana’s cable card technology records from encrypted cable feeds in full HD – allowing for direct cable and off-air antenna recording and expansion up to hundreds of channels. It also delivers 30/60/90 days of low-res or 1/7/14 days of high-res storage.

This appliance includes NAS Connect which allows users to push recorded files to storage and then easily manage and search recorded media in the NAS. The appliance also includes: a Linux operating system, industrial grade server with Raid 6HDD, built-in redundant power supplies, and system alerts – all incorporated into a 2- or 3-RU device.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s product portfolio includes the industry-leading MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStreamIQ OTT monitoring solution, and the MediaPro content repurposing system. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information visit https://digital-nirvana.com.

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For more information, contact:

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
277 Valley Way
Montclair, NJ 07042
Cell: (917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com
www.pipecomm.com

Arco Groenenberg
Digital Nirvana
3984 Washington Blvd. Suite 355
Fremont, CA 94538-4954
415-310-2646
arco@digital-nirvana.com
www.digital-nirvana.com

Editor’s Note: High-resolution product photography is available upon request.

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Newark, CA, March 26, 2014 – Digital Nirvana will introduce the latest release of its broadcast monitoring software, MonitorIQ 4.0, at the NAB 2014 convention being held from April 5-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Booth #SU11017. MonitorIQ is an in-house logging and compliance monitoring solution for traditional broadcasting media.

“We continue to add innovative functionality to MonitorIQ,” said Arco Groenenberg, director of sales and marketing for Broadcast Products, Digital Nirvana. “New features like transport stream recording, SmartSearch, editing, playback and advanced engineering alerts make MonitorIQ one of the smartest monitoring solutions in the industry while offering excellent price for performance.”

MonitorIQ 4.0 Broadcast Monitoring System

MonitorIQ combines signal-monitoring, loudness monitoring, aircheck-logging, ad verification, competitive analysis and content repurposing and runs on Digital Nirvana’s Open Media Appliance – a highly scalable, industrial-grade server. The Open Media Appliance accepts multiple inputs including SD/HD SDI, ASI, ASI-IP, ATSC, QAM, 50 Hz, 60 Hz and DVB-TC/S2. It exports content in a wide range of file formats for content repurposing, including Flash, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and H.264, and XDCAM.

MonitorIQ can record Multi-language Audio/Video and VANC Metadata. Designed with an efficient architecture and a simple Web interface, it integrates seamlessly with third party software. The resulting workflow is quick and easy, making the most of time and money.

With MonitorIQ, there’s no need to install ActiveX. It’s compatible with all standards-compliant web browsers. Its extensive search function can use keywords, CC text, metadata, titles, descriptions, as-run and traffic logs, imported and discrepancy reports.

Web Captioning ensures that programming complies with new FCC closed captioning mandates in the SMPTE Timed Text Format. Program Guide Extraction automatically extracts EIT data directly from the broadcast, enabling recording by program. Plus, an Infrastructure Self-Check performs more than 40 types of ongoing system checks to proactively monitor the total health of the MonitorIQ system.

Available options for MonitorIQ include: an iPad/iPhone/Android interface, NAVE Watermark Decoding, Centralized Management, Director’s Audio Track and a REST API for 3rd party development.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s product portfolio includes the industry-leading MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStreamIQ OTT monitoring solution, and the MediaPro content repurposing system. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information visit https://digital-nirvana.com.

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For more information, contact:

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
277 Valley Way
Montclair, NJ 07042
Cell: (917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com
www.pipecomm.com

Arco Groenenberg
Digital Nirvana
3984 Washington Blvd. Suite 355
Fremont, CA 94538-4954
415-310-2646
arco@digital-nirvana.com
www.digital-nirvana.com

Editor’s Note: High-resolution product photography is available upon request.

MonitorIQ NAB 2014

By Arco Groenenberg, Digital Nirvana’s director of sales and marketing for broadcast products

At the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, Digital Nirvana will unveil the latest version of our MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring software. MonitorIQ is an in-house logging and compliance monitoring solution for traditional broadcasting media.

MonitorIQ is a popular product of ours that offers excellent cost performance and provides signal-monitoring, loudness monitoring, aircheck-logging, ad verification, competitive analysis and content repurposing. New innovative functionality has been added to MonitorIQ Version 4.0, including transport stream recording, as well as SmartSearch, editing, playback and advanced engineering alerts. It also features Web Captioning to comply with new FCC regulations, Program Guide Extraction to enable recording by program, and an Infrastructure Self-Check to proactively monitor the overall health of the system. MonitorIQ runs on our Open Media Appliance industrial-grade server. The highly scalable server accepts multiple inputs and and exports content in a wide range of file formats.

Our broadcast monitoring solution can record Multi-language Audio/Video and VANC Metadata. Designed with an efficient architecture and a simple Web interface, it integrates seamlessly with third party software. The resulting workflow is quick and easy, making the most of time and money.

Please stop by our NAB booth, SU11017, to learn more about the newest version of MonitorIQ.

Digital Nirvana offers Broadcast and OTT Media Solutions to “Monitor Anywhere” across the entire Media Ecosystem

Newark, CA, March 21, 2014 – Digital Nirvana will bring its latest generation broadcast monitoring and content delivery solutions to the NAB 2014 convention (Booth SU11017) from April 5-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. On display at the Digital Nirvana booth will be AnyStreamIQTM 2.0, the latest version of the industry’s leading cloud-based solution for reliably recording, logging and monitoring OTT content. 

“With the explosive growth of streaming content to desktops, tablets and mobile phones, reliable OTT monitoring in the cloud has become vital,” said Hiren Hindocha, CEO of Digital Nirvana. “As live streams increase in popularity, so does the importance of reliable OTT monitoring. It’s our vision to expand our offerings beyond traditional broadcast media, offering powerful tools to help our customers monitor and manage any type of media in the entire ecosystem. Our mission is to deliver these tools with an ideal combination of price and performance.”

New features in version 2.0 include support for HDS capture and Advanced Alert Reporting. HDS (HTTP Dynamic Streaming) capture enables the user to record and monitor HDS streams in multiple bit rates or in a pre-selected bit rate and extract and display captions. With Advanced Alert Reporting, all alerts related to a channel are displayed in one, centralized place.

AnyStreamIQ 2.0 OTT Monitoring Solution

AnyStreamIQ is an ideal tool for broadcasters, content creators, aggregators and distributors of streaming content. Because it is a cloud-based solution, there is no hardware to install. A simple browser-based interface allows users to access, record, monitor, log, report and search streams in FLV, HDS, and HLS streaming formats. Additionally, AnyStreamIQ helps ensure compliance with FCC-mandated web captioning.

As a cloud-based subscription service, AnyStreamIQ allows customers to move monitoring costs from a capital to an operating expense and spreads monitoring expense over twelve months. It’s easy to add channels to the current system and to expand to hundreds of channels if needed.

Scalable, modular and accessible, AnyStreamIQ’s OTT media monitoring technology is a feature rich and highly cost-effective way to monitor streamed content.

Broadcasters are invited to schedule an appointment with Digital Nirvana at the NAB Show to learn more.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s product portfolio includes the industry-leading MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStreamIQ OTT monitoring solution, and the MediaPro content repurposing system. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information visit https://digital-nirvana.com.

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For more information, contact:

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
277 Valley Way
Montclair, NJ 07042
Cell: (917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com
www.pipecomm.com

Arco Groenenberg
Digital Nirvana
3984 Washington Blvd. Suite 355
Fremont, CA 94538-4954
415-310-2646
arco@digital-nirvana.com
www.digital-nirvana.com

Editor’s Note: High-resolution product photography is available upon request.

By Hiren Hindocha

At the NAB show next month, one of the highlights of the Digital Nirvana booth will be the newest version of our AnyStreamIQ OTT monitoring system. We first introduced AnyStreamIQ at last year’s show in response to the increasing popularity in live streaming and growing importance of reliable OTT monitoring, and are looking forward to showing off Version 2.0 at NAB 2014.

AnyStreamIQ is the industry’s first-ever cloud-based OTT monitoring solution, reliably monitoring OTT content to ensure that live streams are up and running. It monitors for quality and compliance issues, such as loss of video, audio or FCC mandated closed captions. AnyStreamIQ Version 2.0 features support for HDS capture and advanced alert reporting. The solution greatly benefits the operations of broadcasters, content creators, aggregators, and distributors of streaming content by meeting all of their monitoring needs in today’s sophisticated content delivery environment.

Using a cloud-based monitoring solution offers many benefits, including the elimination of expensive equipment, and the inclusion of a subscription-based pricing model that spreads monitoring costs throughout the year. There is no hardware or software to install with AnyStreamIQ, and it offers a browser-based interface. If you’d like to learn more about AnyStreamIQ, please visit our product page, and we welcome you to visit us at the show to learn more. The Digital Nirvana team is looking forward to demonstrating AnyStreamIQ 2.0 at our NAB booth (SU11017), and we hope to see you there.

Newark, CA, March 19, 2014 – Digital Nirvana will bring its newest broadcast monitoring and content delivery solutions to the NAB 2014 convention (Booth SU11017) from April 5-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company will introduce the latest version of its MediaProTM 2.0 Content Repurposing System, a fast, affordable way to record multiple channels for content rebroadcasting, repurposing and ad verification. This new version of MediaPro includes the ability to record content and share it easily on social media platforms and the cloud.

“We’re excited to now offer Social Media Integration with MediaPro,” said Hiren Hindocha, president and CEO of Digital Nirvana. “Our latest solution helps broadcasters easily record content and then quickly cut, clip and share with social media including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  Our goal is to provide broadcasters with tools that help them save time and improve productivity.”

MediaPro 2.0 Content Repurposing System

With MediaPro 2.0, multiple users can record from one to hundreds of channels using Digital Nirvana’s Open Media Appliance; and then edit, clip, and publish content in real time. Clips can be stored and sent via email or FTP for archiving or external viewing in high- or low-resolution. Even non-technical staff can record from broadcast and cable channels and easily produce hi-res, HD broadcast-ready clips to repurpose and monetize content.

Using Digital Nirvana’s Open Media Appliance, MediaPro offers a wide variety of hybrid input options including: SDI, ASI, IP, QAM, ATSC and the ability to record encrypted HD content with Digital Nirvana’s cable card technology.  Media can be exported to Flash, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 and XDCAM. Web-enabled search can be based on keywords, program titles, descriptions and textual metadata. MediaPro is compatible with all standards-compliant web browsers and does not require the installation of Active X.

Digital Nirvana’s MediaPro 2.0 removes the barrier between broadcast and social media for every member of the production team. With its quick and seamless workflow, it’s remarkably fast and easy to share video content with social media and the cloud.

Broadcasters are invited to schedule an appointment with Digital Nirvana at the NAB Show to learn more.

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For more information, contact:

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
277 Valley Way
Montclair, NJ 07042
Cell: (917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com
www.pipecomm.com

Hiren Hindocha
Digital Nirvana
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 200
Newark, CA 94560
510-226-9000
hiren@digital-nirvana.com
www.digital-nirvana.com

Editor’s Note: High-resolution product photography is available upon request.

By Hiren Hindocha

At next month’s NAB Show, we’ll introduce our newest broadcast monitoring and content delivery solutions, including the MediaPro 2.0 content repurposing system. It offers a fast, affordable way to record multiple channels for content rebroadcasting, repurposing and ad verification. MediaPro 2.0 includes the ability to record content and share it easily on social media platforms and the cloud.

We’re excited to offer social media integration with the new version of MediaPro, as social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube play such an important role in how information is shared today. MediaPro 2.0’s seamless workflow gives broadcasters the tools they need to easily and efficiently cut, clip, and share content with social media and the cloud.

With MediaPro 2.0, multiple users can record from one to hundreds of channels using Digital Nirvana’s Open Media Appliance; and then edit, clip, and publish content in real time. Clips can be stored and sent via email or FTP for archiving or external viewing in high- or low-resolution. Even non-technical staff can record from broadcast and cable channels and easily produce hi-res, HD broadcast-ready clips to repurpose and monetize content.

To learn more, simply schedule an appointment with us at NAB or visit our booth at SU11017.

 

To better serve the French broadcast market, Digital Nirvana recently forged a partnership with OBV.TV, a distributor of broadcast products based in Paris. OBV.TV distributes production, post- production, transmission, and broadcast management products from some of the top technology providers in the world, and Digital Nirvana is so pleased to now be offering its solutions through the company.

“Digital Nirvana is a world leading company for media monitoring and analysis,” said Eric Changarnier, project and distribution manager at OBV.TV. “They offer very high quality products, and we appreciate how responsive they are to market demands. Their MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring system particularly fits well into the French market.”

OBV.TV was created in early 2011, and focuses on offering its clientele the latest technologies that can benefit their operations at very competitive prices. OBV.TV offers Digital Nirvana’s media monitoring, compliance recording, content repurposing, media analysis and loudness measurement solutions.

 

Newark, CA, February 27, 2014 – Digital Nirvana is a silver sponsor for the upcoming FIBEP World Media Intelligence Congress taking place in Dubai, UAE, March 12-15, 2014. FIBEP is the world’s largest global gathering of professionals in media intelligence and communications insight. 

Digital Nirvana provides media monitoring services to public relations, brand management and media monitoring companies, including acquisition, monitoring and analysis for radio and TV broadcasts, print and the web. Digital Nirvana also provides back-office services, such as media content management, data services, content conversion, tagging and reporting. The company’s key offerings in the media monitoring space are coding, analytics and news report generation – the monitoring and clipping of TV and radio content from local, national and global news.

“We’re looking forward to being part of FIBEP this year, reconnecting with customers from all over the world, and sharing our latest innovations for media monitoring,” said Vishnu Beri, COO of Digital Nirvana. “The video delivery ecosystem is expanding rapidly with the availability of content across a wide range of platforms. Our experienced team and powerful tools help our customers monitor and manage content throughout the entire ecosystem. Most importantly, it’s our goal to deliver these services and products with an ideal combination of price and performance.”

Digital Nirvana’s unique expertise can be found in its ability to not only acquire data – but also customize it to meet a client’s unique requirements. Digital Nirvana works closely with each customer to ensure data is delivered in meaningful, custom formats that help turn data into knowledge.

Digital Nirvana’s knowledge management services also include market intelligence and analytics compilation for financial news aggregators and corporations, and learning management (phone-based language training and test scoring) for public and private schools, colleges, universities and other learning centers.

In addition to services, Digital Nirvana offers a leading portfolio of products such as the MonitorIQ™ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStreamIQ™ live stream monitoring in the cloud, and MediaPro™ content repurposing system. Additionally, Digital Nirvana’s RAD Suite uses audio fingerprinting technology to accelerate and enhance the tracking and analysis of advertisements, songs and copyrighted content.

FIBEP 2014 attendees are encouraged to schedule a meeting with Digital Nirvana to learn more.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. The company’s product portfolio includes the industry-leading MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring system, AnyStreamIQ OTT monitoring solution, and the MediaPro content repurposing system. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India. For more information visit https://digital-nirvana.com.

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
277 Valley Way
Montclair, NJ 07042
Cell: (917) 763-8069
robinhoffman@pipecomm.com
www.pipecomm.com

Vishnu Beri
Digital Nirvana
3984 Washington Blvd., Suite 355
Fremont, CA 94538-4954
510-226-9000
vishnu@digital-nirvana.com
www.digital-nirvana.com

Editor’s Note: High-resolution product photography is available upon request.

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