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The New Features of MonitorIQ 4.0

By Arco Groenenberg, Digital Nirvana’s Director of Sales

Are you a broadcaster or content creator looking to reliably monitor your traditional broadcast stream? If so, our MonitorIQ solution is the smart choice to fulfill your signal and loudness monitoring needs. Within a highly scalable appliance, MonitorIQ combines signal and loudness monitoring with aircheck-logging, archiving, ad verification and competitive analysis.

MonitorIQ SmartAlerts
MonitorIQ SmartAlerts

Digital Nirvana just released Version 4.0 which includes SmartAlerts for customized alarm profiles, SmartSearch for easy content and video clip searching,  advanced editing, transport stream recording, and a variable speed playback option.  Running on our Open Media Appliance,  MonitorIQ includes an efficient architecture and improved user interface for content search and retrieval. The solution easily integrates with third parties and uses the latest mobile device technologies.

Many broadcasters rely on MonitorIQ to efficiently fulfill their monitoring demands, including Discovery Communications and Fisher Communications. You can read more about how each of them are using MonitorIQ here and here, respectively.

Want to learn more? Check out the video below, in which I discuss MonitorIQ 4.0 from the NAB show floor, or visit our MonitorIQ product page.

MonitorIQ’s SmartSearch Allows for Targeted Clip Searching

By Arco Groenenberg

One of the new unique features offered with the latest version of our broadcast monitoring system, MonitorIQ V 4.0, is SmartSearch, which allows users to easily find clips based on specific parameters that they set.

MonitorIQ SmartSearch
MonitorIQ SmartSearch

SmartSearch enables searches to be as broad or as specific as desired. Users can search for clips based on set parameters, including date, time, channel, descriptions or titles. It also allows users to search for keywords in the closed caption, as run or traffics logs, as well as in error reports. With SmartSearch, MonitorIQ operators can easily define the specific clips they’re looking for using Boolean searches. Once results are found, all clips are noted in a list containing hyperlinks that go directly to the video or content by the click of a mouse.

MonitorIQ 4.0 gives operators the advantage of SmartSearch’s flexible search options, making it easier than ever to find the information they’re looking for, with no hassle involved.

The latest version of MonitorIQ is now shipping. You can read more about MonitorIQ’s features here.

Reseller Spotlight on EMEA Gateway

Digital Nirvana recently announced its new partnership with EMEA Gateway, a company with over 25 years of experience selling software products in the broadcast industry throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Digital Nirvana has forged this partnership to strengthen its presence in the EMEA region, an area with more than a hundred countries and a diverse marketplace.

Guy Elliott, Managing Director, EMEA Gateway Ltd
Guy Elliott

“We like Digital Nirvana’s products because they’re extremely well-designed,” said Guy Elliott, founder and Managing Director of EMEA Gateway. “The key advantage to their solutions is that they work on an open platform that does not require a user license pricing model, making them an even more cost efficient choice for our customers. Their products are a great fit with our existing portfolio.”

EMEA Gateway is now offering Digital Nirvana’s broadcast monitoring solutions to its clientele. Digital Nirvana’s popular broadcast monitoring system, MonitorIQ, combines signal and loudness monitoring with aircheck-logging, archiving, ad verification and competitive analysis. Its latest version includes SmartSearch, SmartAlerts, advanced editing, transport stream recording, an improved user interface, and a variable speed playback option.

“We’re always looking for companies that are making expansion in the EMEA region a priority,” explained Elliott. “Digital Nirvana has the potential to establish itself as the go-to company for broadcast monitoring in the area, and we want to help make that happen.”

“We’re confident that our partnership with EMEA Gateway will increase our brand awareness in the EMEA region,” said Arco Groenenberg, Director of Sales and Marketing for Digital Nirvana’s Broadcast Products. “This is a key focus of Digital Nirvana’s business expansion plan, and we’re happy to be working with EMEA Gateway to grow our business.”

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