We’ve announced plans to highlight key new features in Version 3.2, the latest release of our MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring solution at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth N3434) from April 8-11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. These new features are a direct result of customer feedback received since the last version of the software was released at IBC 2012.
“At NAB, broadcasters will see demonstrations of our new MonitorIQ features and learn how they benefit a broadcaster’s
logging, monitoring, and compliance workflow,” said Hiren Hindocha, our president and CEO. “Our NAB exhibit will demonstrate how diligently we address customer suggestions for new features like the ones we’ve included in Version 3.2. This on-going product development is part of our mission to deliver the industry’s most innovative, customer-focused and cost-effective solutions.”
MonitorIQ Release 3.2 Features
Web Captioning generates captions in the Timed Text Format (SMTPE-TT) from the broadcast closed captioning for association with the content repurposed for the web. This ensures that Web programming complies with new FCC Web captioning mandates and provides a valuable service to hearing impaired viewers.
Program Guide Extraction enables recording by program as well as by time segments. It automatically extracts Event Information Tables (EIT) from the PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol) program guide embedded in the ATSC transport stream. This feature simplifies program searching and recording without requiring a paid subscription to a third-party source for program extraction .
Hybrid Appliance allows users to mix and match different signal inputs, such as ASI, HD/SDI, and ATSC/QAM, in one server. By using one server for multiple signal inputs, customers can reduce equipment costs, lower power and maintenance costs, and save valuable rack space.
MonitorIQ Infrastructure Self-Check proactively monitors the total health of the MonitorIQ infrastructure. It automatically performs over forty types of ongoing system checks, including CPU, RAM, and power levels, and automatically alerts users when the system needs maintenance.
MonitorIQ combines the functionality of full-resolution HD/SD content recording, content searching, retrieval and repurposing, Web publishing, signal monitoring, air-check logging, archiving, and ad verification and tracking, as well as competitive analysis in a scalable networked solution. It’s the only broadcast monitoring system that provides centralized management, automatic ad detection, a director’s audio track, as well as an advanced Metadata Harvester.
The system has been divided into four packages so that a wide range of broadcasters can take advantage of our technology: MonitorIQ Starter, MonitorIQ Essentials, MonitorIQ Plus, and MonitorIQ Premier.