2016 NAB Show: Digital Nirvana To Introduce Transport Stream Recording, Playout Product

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

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Fremont, CA, March 7, 2016 –At NAB 2016, Digital Nirvana, developers of a media management platform for content capture, recording, monitoring, repurposing and delivery, will showcase several new technology milestones. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in booth #SU10410 during the annual convention running from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center

The company will showcase its cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model of compliance recording for online programming. Included within the newest version of Digital Nirvana’s AnyStreamIQ – a cloud-based solution for recording, logging and monitoring OTT content – will be transport stream recording and compliance monitoring for online channels as a cloud-based service. With AnyStreamIQ, users can operate Digital Nirvana’s MonitorIQ Media Management Platform from anywhere.

Using AnyStreamIQ Version 5.0, TV stations offering online streaming won’t have to invest in dedicated equipment to monitor their online channels. TV stations and networks moving to or actively offering IP-based distribution can record and monitor that programming in the cloud. Scalable, modular and accessible, AnyStreamIQ’s OTT media monitoring technology offers a simple browser-based interface that allows users to access, record, monitor, log, report and search streams in FLV, HDS, and HLS streaming formats. AnyStreamIQ helps ensure compliance with FCC-mandated web captioning.

“Cloud-enabled storage and distribution that runs on Amazon EC2 instances or similar virtual machines with access through a user-friendly Web Interface will be the standard workflow model for broadcasters in several years,” said Hindocha. “With our IP-based recording, monitoring and distribution solutions, we are in an ideal place to help customers transition smoothly from an SDI- to an IP-based operation. We look forward to connecting with our customers at NAB and showing them the latest developments with our MonitorIQ and AnyStreamIQ.”

At NAB this year, Digital Nirvana will also introduce its new closed captioning services for broadcast and online videos. This service includes post-production roll-up and pop-on captioning services for all technology platforms, as well as caption synchronization conversion to an IP format from broadcast or vice versa. Digital Nirvana’s closed captioning services can handle multiple SD and HD video formats and a wide range of caption file formats. It utilizes in-house encoding to provide tailor-made solutions for each customer, including ready-to-air captioned videos. The company’s enterprise-level workflow has checkpoints to ensure content and caption quality along with industry compliance.

Also new for the show is Digital Nirvana’s standalone transport stream digital recorder, CARTS (stands 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, clip, 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.

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.