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What Sets Digital Nirvana’s Media Management Platform Apart?

If your business is in the market for a media management system, you have a lot of factors to consider. You need a system that can capture content from multiple sources, publish that content to digital platforms, monitor for quality and compliance, and much more, depending on your unique management needs.

With so many things to keep in mind, we want to make your purchasing decision easier by clearly describing the features that set our Media Management Platform apart. Version 2.0 of our platform features enhanced capabilities, making media monitoring and management for efficient than ever. Here are some distinguishing factors of the Digital Nirvana platform:

  • Integrates Easily with Customer Supplied Storage Networks - Operators can export content to their own storage networks and still have the Monitor IQ system search and retrieve video segments. This feature is beneficial for efficient use of storage and long- term archiving.
  • Customized Recording Mode - Users can choose to either record specific programs or set up 24/7 recording.
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Come Visit Us at the CCW Expo

We’re looking forward to exhibiting at next month’s Content & Communications World Expo, which takes place November 11-12 at the Javits Convention Center in New York. Digital Nirvana will showcase the latest version of our Media Management Platform for content creation, capture and delivery.  If you’ll be in attendance at the expo, we hope that you’ll visit us in Booth #351.


What’s new with Version 2.0 of our platform? 

Version 2.0 features an expanded social media publishing and service function, enabling users to easily publish audio and video content to popular social media platforms. Broadcasters and content owners can also work with our dedicated internal team to handle time-intensive tasks, such as reviewing broadcasts and locating clips with the most value, tagging content with the correct metadata for optimal repurposing, writing
headlines designed to peak interest from the target audience, and customizing social media postings as required by each network.

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Digital Nirvana’s Hybrid Solution Makes it Easy to Record Multiple Channels

For the many broadcasters that have a need to record multiple channels, most media recording solutions on the market today require the use of separate set top boxes whose outputs get fed into
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are being recorded is a process full of potential issues.

In contrast, included in Digital Nirvana’s Media Management Platform is its Hybrid Solution – which enables a much cleaner, efficient way to record multiple live video feeds. With the Hybrid Solution, one platform is capable of recording six cable channels and an ASI feed, making media recording a task easier than ever for engineers.

An example of one of our customers who is taking advantage of our Hybrid Solution is Comcast, who records six channels all within our 2 RU system. Find out more about our Hybrid Solution and how Comcast’s operations are simplified with the use of it by viewing the following video:

Please check out our Media Management Platform page for more on this and to find out the details on all of the system’s offerings.


Monitor from Anywhere with Our Centralized Management Server

The rapidly expanding number of broadcast channels and content distribution platforms challenges broadcasters, television station groups, and networks in battling for ratings and ad revenues. The ability to ensure the integrity, compliance and quality of content from origin to distribution, with faster troubleshooting and resolution of problems, is essential in today’s broadcasting environment. This necessity is exactly why our Media Management Platform includes Centralized Management.

So what is Centralized Management?

The Centralized Management server of our platform unites all units deployed throughout the system to one central point. It empowers users with simultaneous access to multiple channels of content from any geographic area at any time. The Digital Nirvana platform delivers a full range of multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, compliance and archiving functions, is fully customizable, and features a user-friendly interface.

Check out this video of Digital Nirvana’s CEO, Hiren Hindocha, further explaining Centralized Management:

For more information, you can view our Feature Brief on Centralized Management here. As always, give us a call at +1 (510) 226-9000 or shoot us an email at to find out more about our Media Management Platform.

Our Platform’s SmartSearch Feature Simplifies Content Retrieval

By Hiren Hindocha

One of the features of Digital Nirvana’s Media Management Platform that we’re most proud of is the SmartSearch application, which makes our product a powerful content retrieval platform. Our unique SmartSearch feature enables users to easily find clips based on specific parameters that they set. Operators can filter for content on certain dates, times and channels. It also allows searches for keywords within closed captions, alert reports, as-run reports and traffic logs.

The advanced playback feature allows for playback at speeds such as 2x, 4x, 1/2x, 1/4x forward and rewind, enabling faster operations during legal review, ad verification, content review and repurposing applications.

Check out this video where I further explain what SmartSearch is all about:

To learn more about SmartSearch, you can view our feature brief about it here. You can also check out an overview of our Media Management Platform to learn more about all of its features and capabilities here.

Digital Nirvana’s New Integration with Nexidia’s Media Analysis Software

By Hiren Hindocha

The FCC mandates that captions for the hearing impaired be accurate, complete and synchronous with the corresponding video. At the 2015 NAB Show, we showcased one of our third-party integrations that helps broadcasters and content creators to comply with caption laws. Our new partnership with Nexidia‘s media analysis software, Illuminate, allows us to leverage the Digital Nirvana Media Management Platform with the caption monitoring, compliance and synchronization features, as well as the video description Media-Management-Platform-300x162compliance capabilities of Nexidia’s Illuminate software.

Our solution combined with Nexidia Illuminate provides immediate and comprehensive reporting on caption and video description compliance, and enable users to view the video on a timeline to pinpoint exactly where the captions go out of compliance. This integrated approach automates compliance monitoring and unifies the reporting process.

At Digital Nirvana, it’s always our mission to empower our customers with smart solutions that help them do more with less. That’s why we’re proud to offer our Media Management Platform’s integration with Nexidia Illuminate, which makes caption compliance less time-consuming and more cost efficient than ever before.

To find out more about the integration and our platform, check out our product page and recent news announcement. Please give us a call at +1 (510) 226-9000 or shoot us an email at to further discuss how our products can help your business.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Digital Nirvana NAB booth!

Our New Media Management Platform Feature Makes Social Media Publishing Easier Than Ever

One highlight of the latest version of our Media Management Platform is the new social media publishing and service function, which offers users ways to better manage their social media accounts. We created this feature because better social media management is a need that we’ve identified in the market, and we’re proud to offer our customers a way to more efficiently engage on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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Media Management Platform 2.0 enables users to easily find the most important clips in their program dashboard, then allows them to publish those clips to their social media accounts with a couple of simple clicks. Customers also have the option to have Digital Nirvana staff review each and every video broadcast desired and attach enhanced metadata to relevant clips. The metadata makes media management more time efficient for customers by having it uploaded into internal databases and search engines. Creating enhanced metadata also allows for better user engagement by enabling “More like this” algorithms to identify more content that the user may prefer to view.

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Announcing Our Media Management Platform’s Integration with Pikolo Systems

By Hiren Hindocha

At Digital Nirvana, we’re always looking for ways to collaborate with other technology providers to give our clients the most efficient media management technology. Earlier today, we announced our most recent collaboration – our Media Management Platform‘s integration with Pikolo Systems‘ Incident Tracker software.

The Digital Nirvana Media Management Platform provides a simple set up to capture content from multiple sources and publish it to digital platforms – all while monitoring the video and audio for quality and compliance. With Pikolo Systems’ Incident Tracker software, every incident from Pikolo-Incident-Video-Playerproduction, acquisition, promotions and playback is recorded and analyzed. Integrating the two systems will provide users with an immediate visual reference within the Pikolo’s GUI of the video broadcast at the time of a reported discrepancy. Operators can now see precisely what was being broadcasted at the time that an issue occurred.

We’re looking forword to showing this integration for the first time at next month’s NAB Show, where Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Booth #SU8813. At NAB we’ll be unveiling the latest version of our Media Management Platform, which includes a new social media publishing and service feature. Please visit our booth if you’re attending the show, and feel free to contact us with any questions about our media management technology at or +1 (510) 226-9000.

Welcoming CER-TEC as Our New Manufacturer’s Rep

By Hiren Hindocha

Digital Nirvana is always looking to team up with other companies that share our ideals and believe in our products and services. Earlier today we announced our partnership with Manhattan-based manufacturer’s representative CER-TEC Inc. CER-TEC represents several of the top broadcast and post production industry manufacturers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, and we are confident that they’ll be a great fit for us.

CER-TEC’s CEO, John J. Cerquone, said, “Digital Nirvana’s media management platform provides a Media Management Platformsimple set up for broadcasters to capture content from multiple sources and publish it to digital platforms – all while monitoring the video and audio for quality and compliance. There’s nothing out there that does all of what the Digital Nirvana solution can do. We’re proud to include such an impressively designed product on our client roster.”

We look forward to working with CER-TEC moving forward, and to strengthening our relationships with all of our existing manufacturer’s reps, including Torrance, CA-based Piper Digital; A and D Avenues out of Roanoke, VA; and EMEA Gateway in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

2014 Recap of Our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

By Hiren Hindocha

Corporate social responsibility and philanthropy is part of the company culture here at Digital Nirvana. We’re committed to making a positive difference in the world – not just through helping organizations and companies with our technology, but also through nonprofit work to aid those in need.

Today we shared details of Digital Nirvana’s 2014 corporate philanthropic endeavors. Our corporate social responsibility program included support of several organizations that provide shelter for the homeless, raise awareness about suicide, and aid victims of domestic violence.

In 2014 we were involved with Vibha – a group that works to provide underprivileged children rights to education, health, and opportunity in the U.S. and India. Our company also donated to Narika – a provider of domestic violence services in California’s Bay Area. Digital Nirvana also provided support to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

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