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Digital Nirvana at IBC2011

MonitorIQ™ Broadcast Monitoring System: Compliance Logging, Content Repurposing, QC / Loudness Monitoring and Alarming for Television Networks and Stations

NEWARK CA USA 9 September 2011 — At IBC2011, Digital Nirvana released four new MonitorIQ products and three new valuable features.

Some History

Over the past two years, Digital Nirvana quietly penetrated many – if not most – of the major national broadcast and cable networks in the United States, and now is in the process of commissioning several large (soon to be announced) projects in Europe. These broadcasters deployed MonitorIQ due to its advanced technology and the companyʼs willingness to work closely with them to design and quickly implement needed features not available from other systems. IBC2011 marks the companyʼs first time exhibiting at IBC in its own stand.

Four New Products — New at IBC2011

MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System: The smart choice for multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, compliance, archiving and content repurposing for television networks, cable MSOs, stations, and regulatory agencies.

All MonitorIQ systems accept ASI/IP, HD/SD-SDI, DVB-T/C/S2, ATSC/QAM and NTSC/PAL, recording audio, video, VANC metadata and captioning in both hi-def and low-res. Control is via web or iPad browser interface. Searching is easy, based upon keywords, titles, subtitles, descriptions, textual metadata, closedcaption text and imported logs, with filtering by time, date and channel. Recordings can be easily edited, clipped, stored and sent via email or FTP in a wide range of formats.

MonitorIQ Compliance Logging System provides cost-effective recording of up to four channels, with optional BS.1770 loudness monitoring. Multiple systems can be linked with a central management system. Built-in tuners automatically switch channels based upon a recording schedule.

MonitorIQ Producer makes it easy to re-purpose content to the web, produce podcasts, and save broadcast-ready clips for archiving. This all-in-one system includes video editing, annotation and

MonitorIQ Diagnostic/QC provides logging, monitoring and alarming, internally and from external systems, content verification comparison of programmes at multiple points in the release path, and export of recorded transport streams for external analysis.

Three New Features Never Before Shown — Unveiled on IBC2011 Day 1

SMPTE 2052 Closed Caption Export

New regulations require broadcast content on the web to include closed captioning; the recently released universal SMPTE 2052 standard makes this feasible. MIQ already records all CC/teletext with the video. Now, as a integral feature to MonitorIQ Producer, video edited for publishing on the web is exported with closed captioning to the SMPTE standard.

Multi-Video Streaming

MonitorIQ seamlessly interfaces with the popular Evertz MViP IP Based Multi-Image Display & Monitoring Solution to distribute programs being recorded on MIQ via IP to be viewed on a multi-viewer screen.

IP Multicasting

Now, users throughout a broadcast facility can view all programs being recorded on MIQ on a television using a set-top box or on any network-connected computer using VLC or other media players.

MIQ also now has built-in UPnP for on-demand viewing of any recording in MonitorIQ.

Other New Features Not Seen Before at IBC

ITU Loudness Monitoring and Logging

MonitorIQ now offers loudness monitoring and logging completely integrated into one comprehensive Broadcast Monitoring System. Metering and logging is to the ITU BS.1770-2 standard to assure and
demonstrate compliance with the EBU R128, US CALM Act and ATSC A/85 regulations. Includes Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E decoding using SurCode for Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E.

Apple iPad Interface

Enables access of all MonitorIQ functions on an Apple iPad: Viewer, Program Guide, Schedules, Search, Admin settings, and more. The MonitorIQ iPad implementation uses HTML5 for display of one video at a time.

Digital Nirvana Press Contact at IBC2011

Howard Mullinack, Director of Marketing
mobile (US and IBC) +1.917.331-6731

About Digital Nirvana

Digital Nirvana, Inc. is a leading provider of products and services to broadcast media, entertainment, finance and education industries worldwide. MonitorIQ™ Broadcast Monitoring System — used by major television broadcast networks and groups including ABC, Discovery, CNN, NBC Universal/Comcast and Fox — is a full-featured monitoring, logging, compliance and QC platform. Digital Nirvana also provides solutions for business intelligence and analytics, transcriptions and synchronization, broadcast & media monitoring, ad tracking, video asset management, and learning management.

Founded in 1996, Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark California USA, employing over 400 people worldwide. ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified. Further information is available at

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Digital Nirvana, Inc.
39899 Balentine Drive #200
Newark, CA 94560-5361 USA
phone +1.510.226.9000

Press and company contact

Howard Mullinack
Director of Marketing
Digital Nirvana, Inc.
phone +1.877.987.0012 or +1.760.324.0012
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