2016 NAB: Digital Nirvana Introduces MonitorIQ5.0, With Improved User Interface And Support For Global Content Feeds

Fremont, CA, April 6, 2016 – At NAB 2016, Digital Nirvana, will feature the latest generation of its acclaimed MonitorIQ media management platform (MMP), during the annual NAB convention, April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Booth #SU10410.

The MonitorIQ platform delivers a full range of multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, compliance and archiving functions and is fully customizable. With it, broadcasters can capture live content from multiple sources live and monitor the video for quality and compliance. Video can also be published to digital platforms for on-demand consumption. It combines signal and loudness monitoring, air-check logging, ad verification, competitive analysis and content repurposing. It features a powerful content retrieval system called SmartSearch and operates in a centralized management server environment– which unites all units deployed throughout the system to one central point.

“With the availability of content across a wide range of digital platforms, our customers must optimize performance at many levels,” said Hiren Hindocha, CEO of Digital Nirvana. “Achieving compliance with FCC mandates, providing ad-run validation to advertisers and monitoring quality of experience for consumers — all while streamlining workflow and reducing costs — that’s a real challenge. And that is where our flagship monitoring system remains the smartest choice for any video feeds.”

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This enhanced version of MonitorIQ includes a new, easy-to-use interface for quicker content search and retrieval and it marks the transition away from Flash to HTML5 and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). With HTML5 and HLS support users can browse and view content seamlessly across multiple platforms including all standard desktop browsers and mobile device operating systems.

MonitorIQ 5.0 also allows cloud-based recording and OTT stream monitoring, and includes a VOD Server to view content on any connected Smart TV device. Digital Nirvana will showcase examples of streamed video-on-demand content on a Smart TV within its NAB booth.

Also notable for MonitorIQ 5.0, the platform will now incorporate the ability to record from Matrox’s Monarch HDX streaming appliance. “Broadcasters are always looking for capabilities that can differentiate them in the marketplace,” said Hindocha. “This new functionality provides confidence monitoring, from their studio location, of multiple feeds from other countries. This can be critical if, for instance, a client has a temporary event in a foreign location. The single, web-based interface provides centralized access to these geographically diverse streams in a very cost-effective way.”

The Digital Nirvana platform provides a convenient interface to access, view, analyze, export, re purpose and share content recorded with a Monarch HDX streaming appliance. The combined solution is ideal for professional video producers looking to record or stream events with minimal setup but without expensive recording units, such as universities, hospitals, government organizations, houses of worship and local broadcasters.

Like previous generations of the MonitorIQ platform, Version 5.0 allows the ability to: record SD and HD in full resolution, SD/HD, ASI, ASI-IP, ATSC, QAM , DVB – T/C/S2; record multi-language audio/video, VANC metadata, and CC/teletext/subtitles; compatibility with all standards-compliant web browsers; cut/clip and editing functionality for quality control, viewing, content repurposing and ad verification; and the ability to export media to MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 and XDCAM.

About Digital Nirvana
Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India.

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Fremont, CA, March 14, 2016 – At NAB 2016, Digital Nirvana, developers of a media management platform for content creation, capture and delivery, will introduce a transport stream digital recorder, available as a standalone product. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in booth #SU10410 during the annual convention to be held this year from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Called CARTS (for Capture, Analyze, Replay Transport Stream), this new platform records and monitors the transport stream and provides alerts on non-compliance as well as the capability to cut segments and export sections of the transport stream for more detailed analysis. CARTS will also offer time-shifted playout for multiple time zone broadcasts as well as a disaster recovery solution for keeping a broadcaster’s signal on-air with recorded content.

“We’re very enthusiastic about this year’s NAB,” said Hiren Hindocha, President and CEO, Digital Nirvana. “We’ve got real solutions to the issues broadcasters have been concerned about. The new CARTS product is an ideal system that allows the operator to monitor transport streams in real time and create clips that can be fed to a transport stream analyzer for deeper diagnostics. CARTS provides a cost-effective way to stay on-air in case of a facility or broadcast chain disaster. With it, every call letter TV station or network can have a disaster contingency solution at a low cost.”

CARTS records transport streams from ASI and stores them within the MonitorIQ platform. Real-time alerts are generated for MPEG stream compliancy issues without the need for a dedicated transport stream analyzer. It can extract sections of the stream as a separate file for deeper analysis by a third party transport stream analyzer. A cut/clip file can be created from the low bit rate proxy viewed through the Web Interface. The transport stream file is created as an export format option. Other features include:

  • The ability to monitor multiple transport streams
  • Provides alerts to pending problems with the stream with moderate level of insight (TR101-290) into the root of the issue
  • Multiple streams can be monitored with sections extracted for deeper analysis

Digital Nirvana’s CARTS standalone unit records transports streams from ASI and plays out the time shifted transport stream via ASI. Time shift functions can be programmed with configurable time delay, one, seven or 14-day delay. CARTS protects TV stations and networks from ever being off-air.

“Broadcasters are transitioning to an IP environment and at the same time leveraging the cloud,” continued Hindocha. “It’s our vision to expand our offerings beyond traditional broadcast media, offering powerful tools to help our customers monitor and manage any type of media in the entire ecosystem. Our mission is to deliver these tools with an ideal combination of price and performance.”

About Digital Nirvana
Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India.

www.digital-nirvana.com

For more information, contact:

 

Editor’s Note: High-resolution product photography is available upon request.