Introducing Digital Nirvana’s New Open Media Appliance

By Hiren Hindocha

With NAB 2014 just around the corner, the Digital Nirvana team is getting ready to introduce some exciting new technologies and product updates at the show. One of the new technologies that we’ll show is our Open Media Appliance, a true hybrid server offering multiple I/O choices in a single appliance. It enables media and broadcast organizations to dramatically cut their total cost of monitoring.

Our Open Hybrid Appliance offers all the functionality and performance needed to monitor every channel of content. It allows a wide selection of inputs and outputs, including SD/HD SDI, ASI, ASI-IP, ATSC, QAM, 50 Hz, 60 Hz and DVB-T/C/S2. It also includes a Linux operating system, an industrial-grade server, built-in redundant power supplies and system alerts – all in one 2RU or 3RU device.

The appliance offers high-res storage, the ability to expand to hundreds of channels and system alerts when troubles are detected.  Our MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring and MediaPro content repurposing solutions both use the Open Media Appliance.

Media Pro provides a fast and reliable way to record using the Open Media Appliance for rebroadcast and repurposing. It uses advanced cable card technology to repurpose HD content from both cable and broadcast channels.

MonitorIQ combines signal monitoring, loudness monitoring, logging, archiving, and competitive analysis in one, highly-scalable networked appliance. The solution provides a range of unique options, including iPad/iPhone/Android interface, NAVE watermark decoding, centralized management, director’s audio track and a REST API for third party development.

So, why buy multiple servers when you only need one? We invite you to stop by our NAB booth (SU11017) to find out more about our Open Media Appliance and how this cost efficient technology can benefit your operations.