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InNEWS Agama Unveil v4.1 DTV Monitoring Solution
Agama Technologies, a DTV quality assurance expert, announced the launch of version 4.1 of the Agama DTV Monitoring Solution for IPTV, Cable, Broadcast and OTT operators at IBC2011. The Agama DTV Monitoring Solution is a complete solution for continuous real-time monitoring and quality assurance of all forms of video delivery. It allows operators to maintain control and understanding of the service quality distribution throughout their deployments with rapidly visible effects on operations bottom-line, such as reduced timeto-fix, avoidance of needless truck rolls and increased end-customer satisfaction. “Our existing product line already covers the OTT head-end, offline verification of on-demand content, as well as embedded monitoring clients for multi-screen scenarios and devices like set-top boxes, residential gateways, PCs and tablets,” states Johan Görsjö, Director of Product Management at Agama. “With v4.1 we extend our offering to complete end-to-end support for video assurance in the OTT environment as well, by presenting additional components for adaptive bitrate streaming confidence monitoring and CDN monitoring.”

Vislink IRD
Lynx IRD5200

Johan Görsjö, Director of Project Management, Agama

Version 4.1 of the Agama Analyzer offers a brand new active confidence monitoring feature supporting the Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) format. “Agama continues to focus on supporting the operators with video quality assurance and monitoring solutions to enable world class DTV service offerings while lowering operational costs. The extensions we introduce in v4.1, with for instance end-to-end OTT monitoring support and integrations with in-home gateways, definitely take us forward in providing efficient, highly scalable and feature rich monitoring solutions to the market,” Görsjö concludes. With version 4.1, launched at IBC, Agama has expanded its monitoring offering to cover new digital video distribution technologies, and also added new features and improved the solution’s usability, efficiency and performance.

At IBC, VISLINK introduced the ADVENT LYNX IRD5200, the feature-rich SD/HD contribution IRD available for lightweight SNG flyaway or terrestrial ENG receive applications. Utilising core VISLINK technologies, the ADVENT LYNX IRD5200 combines leading edge high-order DVB-S2 demodulation with highly configurable FPGA circuitry, providing an abundance of user-selectable features in one streamlined 19” x 1RU. This concept for SNG/ENG and OB receive operations reduces the complexities and operating costs, say Vislink. The new IRD is adaptable to suit any application and is fully upgradeable with options that include MPEG-2 SD/HD 4:2:0/4:2:2 and H.264 4:2:0 SD/HD up to 4:2:2 10-bit HD, Low Delay or an ASIover-IP input.

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Agama’s Version 4.1 DTV solution

AMD debut FirePro™ SDI card
The world’s first GPU to support AMD FirePro™ SDI-Link, the AMD FirePro™ V7900 SDI professional graphics card provides powerful 2D and 3D acceleration for live broadcast and real-time professional video production environments Through AMD FirePro™ SDI-Link, AMD and broadcast technology partners – including AJA, Bluefish444, BlackMagic, DELTACAST, DVS and Matrox – are enabling new possibilities. OEMs and other technology developers can now build ultra-low-latency solutions that leverage GPU acceleration and comprehensive serial digital interface (SDI) signal compatibility through the use of AMD FirePro™ V7900 SDI professional graphics cards and SDI-Link-certified, thirdparty SDI I/O cards. Utilising AMD DirectGMA technology, AMD FirePro™ V7900 SDI professional graphics cards provide massively parallel image processing capacity for on-air/live broadcast graphics, 2D/3D virtual sets, real-time video production/ post-production, on-set 3D previz,
AMD FirePro V7900 SDI

real-time signal/stream transcoding and other “latency-sensitive” applications. With 1280 stream processors, 2GB of GDDR5 memory and support for industry standard APIs, such as OpenCL™ 1.1 and OpenGL 4.2, AMD claims that the FirePro™ V7900 SDI card ushers in a new era of advanced GPU functionality.

Arkivum launched its assured data archiving service to the industry at IBC. The service relies on LTO/LTFS data tape technology to deliver fast and efficient online access. The solution uses a gateway appliance that sits on the customer’s network delivering the archive as a single file system so search, find and retrieval of data can be achieved quickly and easily. Jim Cook, CEO Arkivum, said that the service is “100% safe because three copies are maintained at all times – two in our data centres and one held offline, locked away in a third party escrow service”. Arkivum claim the system will not only deliver significant cost savings but also provide users with online access in under five minutes.

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3Ality Digital Acquire Element Technica
RTL Choses Quantel
Studios In Production
MAM Questions Answered
Changing Faces of Post Production
Microphones In Action
New Developments in Audio for Television
Routers and Switchers
Loudness Measuring in Workflows
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