The end of the year is a great time to reflect on all that was accomplished throughout the past 12 months. We want to take this time today to recap the big happenings here at Digital Nirvana in 2016.
Throughout the year, we introduced several new technologies to the market, including the latest version of our MonitorIQ media management platform. Version 5.0 allows cloud-based recording and OTT stream monitoring, and includes a VOD Server to view content on any connected Smart TV device. Available as a SaaS model that can record and monitor IP-based streams in a virtual machine, MonitorIQ 5.0 supports HTML5 and HLS streaming and includes a new, easy-to-use interface for faster content search and retrieval. The MonitorIQ platform delivers a full range of multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, compliance and archiving functions, along with competitive analysis and content repurposing capabilities.
Another area of advancement for Digital Nirvana in 2016 was our closed captioning offerings, as we unveiled new automated closed captioning and caption synchronization services. Integrating cloud-based technologies and an expert captioning team, Digital Nirvana provides closed captioning, near-live caption synchronization of clips for IP delivery, automated captioning and much more – helping broadcasters to save time and money and comply with FCC guidelines.
This year we also introduced our transport stream recorder solution, CAR/TS (Capture, Analyze, Replay Transport Stream). Available as a standalone product and included within the MonitorIQ platform, CAR/TS records and monitors the transport stream, provides alerts on non-compliance, and enables users to cut segments and export sections of the transport stream for more detailed analysis. CAR/TS also offers time-shifted playout for multiple time zone broadcasts, along with a disaster recovery solution for keeping a broadcaster’s signal on-air with recorded content.
In addition to unveiling new technologies, welcoming new customers, and forming new partnerships in 2016, corporate philanthropy has been important to Digital Nirvana. In 2016, we were involved with several non-profit organizations that make it their mission to fight societal challenges, including the homelessness epidemic, social injustices and violence against women and children. Digital Nirvana has been involved with a number of non-profit organizations based near our company headquarters in California, including Bay Area-based SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments), Abode Services, PBS member station KQED and Neighborhood Funders Group. We have every intention of continuing to be involved in bettering our communities in the New Year.
From everyone here at Digital Nirvana, we’re wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous 2017!