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Digital Nirvana to Offer MonitorIQ™, In Four Versions to Meet Range of Customer Needs

Loudness Monitoring Now Standard; New Features Include iPad Interface, REST APIs, Third-Party Integration and Ad Detection

Newark, CA, March 14, 2012 — At the NAB 2012 convention, Digital Nirvana, a provider of monitoring, management and compliance systems for broadcast, cable, satellite and fiber networks, will show its flagship product, MonitorIQ™, in four versions: Starter, Essentials, Plus and Premier at a range of prices to meet the diverse needs of broadcasters. Several new MonitorIQ features will also be introduced at NAB booth N3438 starting April 14th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In its full form, the MonitorIQ BMS (Broadcast Monitoring System) combines the functionality of content recording (HD and SD in full resolution), content searching, retrieval and repurposing, Web publishing, signal monitoring, air-check logging, archiving, ad verification and tracking, and competitive analysis in a scalable networked appliance. Its Web-based management user interface makes it easy to use for technical and non-technical personnel.

“We’re offering our MonitorIQ system in four packages so that broadcasters of all sizes can take advantage of our powerful compliance monitoring and logging technology,” explained Ned Chini, vice president of sales and marketing, Digital Nirvana. “All of our new packages will be fully available at NAB.”

MonitorIQ Starter

This entry-level package offers all the logging functionality necessary for a one- to two-channel system and includes 90 days of low-resolution storage. Searching is based upon keywords, titles, subtitles, descriptions, textual metadata, closed-caption text and imported logs, with filtering by time, date and channel. Recordings can be easily edited, clipped, stored and sent via email or FTP.

MonitorIQ Essentials

MonitorIQ Essentials is a logging and monitoring system that includes all the functionality necessary for broadcasters to ensure FCC compliance. New at NAB is support for IP as an input source, and loudness monitoring is now bundled in as a standard feature within the package.

The MonitorIQ Essentials system accepts ASI/IP, HD/SD-SDI, DVB-T/C/S2, ATSC/QAM and NTSC/QAM, and NTSC/PAL formats. It records audio, video, VANC metadata and captioning in both high- and low-definition. As with the Starter package, searching is based upon keywords, titles, subtitles, descriptions, textual metadata, closed-caption text and imported logs, with filtering by time, date and channel. And recordings can also be edited, clipped, stored and sent via email or FTP.

MonitorIQ Plus

MonitorIQ Plus includes all of the features found within Essentials and adds several new enhancements. Shown for the first time at NAB will be the ability to connect and control MonitorIQ via an iPad, iPhone, or Android interface. Other new features include watermark NAVE decoding, a central management server, and a web services (REST) API.

MonitorIQ Premier

The Premier package extends beyond the capabilities found in the other packages with innovative, new features, such as: ad detection, directors audio track; integration with third party routers and multi-viewers, and an advanced meta data harvester.

Advanced metadata harvesting provides the ability to track any data the system logs and collects from alarms or from the broadcast feed. It can locate where the error occurred in the broadcast signal, collect forensic analysis about the event, and report that data back to the customer. It provides access to the data and to the mapping point of when, where and how that video was recorded.

With its ease of integration and ability to control multiple channels, this package is well suited for station groups, networks and any broadcaster operating more than one station.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with robust, state- of-the-art knowledge management technologies. With extensive media industry expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with innovative product and service offerings. The industry-leading MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System from Digital Nirvana is a full-featured monitoring platform incorporating the most advanced capabilities available in an affordable, networked appliance. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark, California and has operations in multiple locations globally.

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For more information, contact:

Robin Hoffman
Pipeline Communications
277 Valley Way
Montclair, NJ 07042

Ned Chini
Digital Nirvana
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 200
Newark, CA 94560
510-226-9000 x707

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