Digital Nirvana Announces MonitorIQ RM for Monitoring Remote Hub or Headend Sites

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FREMONT, Calif. — April 12, 2022 — Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media monitoring and metadata generation services, today introduced MonitorIQ RM, a cost-effective video monitoring solution for remote hub and headend sites. MonitorIQ RM addresses the critical need among video distributors to replace the antiquated Slingbox and obsolete Volicon RPM solutions, which provided remote video monitoring at the edge

A derivative of Digital Nirvana’s MonitorIQ, the most reliable and intuitive solution for broadcast compliance and media monitoring on the market, MonitorIQ RM is designed to monitor huge numbers of individual locations very quickly. Through MonitorIQ RM, cable operators and other video distributors can monitor hundreds of servers across a large geographic area to verify ad insertion, signal quality, service delivery, and proper programming placement at the local level — all from one or many central locations anywhere in the country. MonitorIQ RM allows technical and support teams to provide service and monitor high-profile events live from any central location without having to be on-site, which eliminates unnecessary truck rolls.

Through the MonitorIQ RM interface, technicians can see the entire channel lineup; change channels; and view, fast forward, rewind, and scroll through live or recorded content using remote control — all by region, ad zone, or even down to specific hubs or headends.

Technicians can also schedule recordings quickly through the electronic program guide in just a few simple steps, a feature that saves a significant amount of time when programming the same recording many times over. Rather than having to go to every channel individually to set up a recording, technicians can schedule it on different channels and in different zones instantly and simultaneously. For example, it’s possible to record, say, Bloomberg Television at 2 p.m. in a few locations on the West Coast and a few more in the Midwest and on the East Coast — all with one click.

In doing so, Digital Nirvana was able to lower the cost of MonitorIQ RM units to a price that works for this application. Cable operators can afford to deploy hundreds of units to headends throughout their network with the same high scalability and highly secure, Linux-based operating system they’d get with the traditional MonitorIQ solution

The benefits for video distributors and their technicians include:

  • •Fewer physical trips to hubs or headends to correct problems.

  • •More efficient operations because technicians no longer have to log in to multiple different systems to monitor or record different individual channels in different areas.

  • •Greater flexibility — Any person, no matter where they are, can monitor any zone at any time, which is especially helpful when people are absent due to illness, vacations, etc.

“We designed MonitorIQ RM only for remote monitoring, taking away the things people don’t need and simplifying the user interface to make it extremely easy to do the job with as few clicks as possible. Then we found a price and functionality point that makes it a smart solution to both purchase and deploy,” said Russell Wise, senior vice president at Digital Nirvana. “It’s especially pertinent in Volicon RPM and Slingbox remote monitoring-type situations, where we can bring access to live and recorded video at the touch of a fingertip from any place in the world.”

MonitorIQ RM will be available in two options: a software-only solution and a turnkey appliance with server and hardware included.

More information about Digital Nirvana and its products and services is available at www.digital-nirvana.com

Digital Nirvana adds Tom Moniak as Director of Sales

USA. — 14 January, 2022 – Digital Nirvana has announced that it has hired Tom Moniak as Director of Sales . Digital Nirvana created the position in response to the company’s growth and expansion. Moniak is responsible for sales to media and entertainment clients in the United States.

“Tom has served clients in every aspect of production and delivery in the M&E space and has strong relationships across the localization, media production services, advertising, gaming, and software development communities and with Fortune 500 companies,” said Russell Wise, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Digital Nirvana. “That mix of experience makes us better able to serve customers and prospects in postproduction environments and lays the groundwork for our continued growth in the U.S.”

Moniak is an accomplished sales leader who has held several senior sales, marketing, and business development roles throughout his career. Prior to joining Digital Nirvana, he was the U.S. Director of Business Development for brand localization solution provider Blend, where he managed all aspects of customer business relationships.

Before that, Moniak spent three years at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, first working directly with media producers and content owners as an account manager, global client strategy, and then as an account director, global strategic partnerships. During that time, he sold Deluxe’s new SaaS solution to the media and entertainment industry.

Among his other roles, Moniak has served as a sales and marketing strategy consultant for a tech startup, USA Director of Business Development for app marketing agency and mobile ad network Appromoters, and Director of Sales for app monetization network AppTap.

“I’m here to help clients better navigate change for sustainable development and growth,” said Moniak. “I’m ready to dig in and collaborate with U.S. media and entertainment companies to help improve operational efficiencies, ensure compliance, reduce costs, and expand revenue streams with Digital Nirvana’s comprehensive and flexible solutions.”

Digital Nirvana Wins 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Award for MetadataIQ

Digital Nirvana’s MetadataIQ Wins NAB Product of the Year Award

FREMONT, Calif. — Nov. 15, 2021 — Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced that its MetadataIQ has won the NAB Product of the Year Award 2021 in the Delivery Category for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This official awards program recognizes the most significant and promising new products and technologies showcased by corporate partners of NAB Show.

MetadataIQ is a SaaS-based offering from Digital Nirvana that automates the generation of speech-to-text and video intelligence metadata, increasing the efficiency of production, preproduction, and live content creation services for Avid PAM/MAM users.

NAB Show Product of the Year Award Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts in 16 categories and announced in a live awards ceremony on NAB Amplify on Nov. 3. To be eligible for an award, nominated products had to come from companies scheduled to exhibit in either the 2020 or 2021 NAB Show and are delivered within the 2021 calendar year.

“Nominees like Digital Nirvana are revolutionizing the way people experience media and entertainment,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “The 2021 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards highlight the best of what’s new and celebrates the breakthroughs and advancements within the content industry.”

“MetadataIQ is the first platform to offer on-premises transcoding and intelligent extraction of audio files to generate speech-to-text transcripts,” said Hiren Hindocha, Digital Nirvana CEO. “We are gratified that NAB recognized MetadataIQ for its innovative approach to simplifying and automating metadata generation for Avid assets.”

MetadataIQ is a new metadata automation tool for content producers using the Avid media platform. A secure and scalable SaaS solution, MetadataIQ ensures that generating and ingesting pertinent metadata as timecoded markers into Avid is 100% automated. Operators have the option of sending transcripts to Digital Nirvana’s processing centers for high-quality, human-curated output, which is returned within Avid MediaCentral (formerly Interplay).

More information about the 2021 NAB Show Awards can be found at https://nabshow.com/2022/news-releases/nab-announces-winners-of-annual-product-of-the-year-awards/. More information about Digital Nirvana and its products and services is available at www.digital-nirvana.com.

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About NAB Show

NAB Show, held April 23-27, 2022, in Las Vegas, encompasses media, entertainment and technology and is the ultimate marketplace for those seeking to create superior audio and video experiences. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory, and public affairs. Through advocacy, education, and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

Digital Nirvana

Digital Nirvana is a global developer of knowledge management technologies that empower organizations to create, share, and mine actionable insights from electronic media. The company provides solutions for the generation and management of closed captions, subtitles, transcripts, translations, and metadata enrichment using advanced, AI-based technologies. This includes a suite of products and services to help media companies create content faster and assure quality and compliance at the time of distribution. Organizations worldwide rely on Digital Nirvana to improve scale and operational efficiencies, ensure compliance, reduce costs, and expand revenue streams. Digital Nirvana’s solutions deliver unmatched quality, proven versatility, and best-in-class performance to help organizations surmount difficult business challenges and drive rapid and profitable growth.

Digital Nirvana Announces MonitorIQ 8.0

AI-Driven Compliance Logging and Monitoring Tool Upgraded for Speed, With Quicker Navigation, Lower Latency, and Greater Reliability

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FREMONT, Calif. — Aug. 31, 2021 — Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced the upcoming release of MonitorIQ 8.0, the newest version of its AI-driven compliance logging and monitoring tool that integrates with its Media Services Portal. With MonitorIQ 8.0, Digital Nirvana brings the tool’s Linux operating system and all included software up to their latest versions. As a result, the company has eliminated security vulnerabilities, increased resiliency, made the system much quicker to navigate, and enabled new streaming technology with significantly lower latency from live video.

The industry’s most reliable, secure, and easy-to-use broadcast monitoring and compliance logging platform, Digital Nirvana’s MonitorIQ allows operators to record, store, monitor, analyze, and repurpose content quickly and efficiently with a minimum of clicks. Natively recording content from any point in the video delivery chain, from production (SDI) to consumption (OTT and STB), MonitorIQ enables broadcasters to collect and use knowledge about their broadcast content to meet a wide range of regulatory and compliance requirements. Users can view live or recorded content across hundreds of channels from desktop and mobile devices in any remote location worldwide for instant recall of proof of performance, compliance, or ad placement. MonitorIQ is based on the highly secure and reliable Linux operating system.

MonitorIQ 8.0 is faster in all aspects, which allows the many broadcast, network, and MVPD users who depend on it to find, review, and monitor live or historic content more quickly and easily. Now the most reliable solution for broadcast compliance and media monitoring on the market, MonitorIQ 8.0 improves workflow by putting access to historical video in the hands of multiple departments within the broadcast domain, including C-level executives who previously had to send emails to engineering to search for data. Now they have the power to do it themselves through an easy-to-use interface.

Among other improvements, better video intelligence means broadcasters can now identify ads on competitive channels, detect logos in high-value content, recognize faces from news sources or entertainment content, and generate closed captions or transcripts of clips from live or historical content or advertisements.

“In today’s broadcast market, speed and efficiency are key to delivering and monitoring content. This is why we chose to speed up all facets of our product. It will allow our users to perform their daily tasks faster and easier,” said Hiren Hindocha, CEO, Digital Nirvana. “This latest version puts us head and shoulders above our competitors with functionality, speed, and reliability.”

The MonitorIQ 8.0 upgrade will be available starting in the fourth quarter at no cost to active customers. Digital Nirvana support will contact customers to schedule the upgrade process. More information about Digital Nirvana and its products and services is available at www.digital-nirvana.com.

Nab Amplify Tech Talk: Bringing AI and ML Competencies to Production and Compliance Workflows

Learn how Digital Nirvana’s knowledge management technologies empower organizations across the globe to create content, automate the generation of captions, subtitles, and metadata, as well as monitor the delivery of broadcast media.

Digital Nirvana Tech talk at NAB Amplify 2021

MetadataIQ presented by Digital Nirvana

Digital Nirvana is a global developer of knowledge management technologies that empower organizations to create, share, and mine insights from electronic media. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of solutions includes media monitoring and analysis; generation and management of closed captions, subtitles, transcripts, and metadata; and advanced AI-based technologies that drive custom production workflows.

Customers in many industries worldwide rely on Digital Nirvana to improve operational efficiencies, ensure compliance, reduce costs, and expand revenue streams. Digital Nirvana’s compliance-driven solutions deliver unmatched quality, proven versatility, and best-in-class performance to help organizations surmount difficult business challenges and drive rapid and profitable growth.

One such product is MetadataIQ. The company says this product is intended “for content producers using the Avid media platform.” Via MetadataIQ, Digital Nirvana offers “a secure and scalable” system for “efficient production, pre-production, and live content creation.” MetadataIQ has been deployed by organizations such as Discovery, Sony, ABC, Comcast, Cision, Turner, Univision, and Azteca.

This session has been designed to explore Digital Nirvana’s knowledge management technologies that empower organizations across the globe to create content, automate the generation of captions, subtitles, and metadata, as well as monitor the delivery of broadcast media.

If you’d like to learn more ahead of the session, watch this video to get a sense of the company’s philosophy and capabilities.

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SVG SportsTech On Demand: Digital Nirvana’s Russell Wise on Delivering Video Content Through AI-Powered Tools

While the 2021 NAB Show has been moved to October, the spring season will still feature a cavalcade of new product releases and groundbreaking news coming out of the broadcast technology sector. In an effort to keep the video-production community informed, SVG is hosting a series of SportsTech On Demand video interviews throughout April, May, and June with executives from the industry’s top technology vendors.

Russell Wise, Digital Nirvana, SVP, Sales and Marketing, addresses how sports operations are challenged like never before to deliver engaging video content to their viewers in the tightest-possible timeframes and the way Digital Nirvana’s portfolio of AI- and ML-based solutions are helping sports organizations around the world to streamline critical processes – from generating transcriptions to delivering compliant closed captions and beyond.



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