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Verizon Acquisition
Matches Volicon Targets
S

ince last year's show in
Amsterdam, Volicon has joined the
Verizon Digital Media Services family
in an acquisition that complements
the companies' mutual target markets,
particularly in the broadcast, network,
and affiliate segments.
Today, Volicon and Verizon are
working together to provide support
and enhance Volicon's existing
solutions and services. The companies
are
also
leveraging
Volicon's
industry-leading
video
capture,
archive, compliance monitoring, and
clip-creation technology, to provide
broadcasters with an even broader
range of tools with which to bring highquality content to the Internet quickly
via OTT cloud-based delivery models.
Share Application Enhancements
The Share application for Volicon's
Observer Media Intelligence Platform
accelerates the content-generation
workflow by facilitating fast, simple
clipping and extraction of timely,
high-value content for video editors
with any level of
experience. During the
IBC2016 Show, Volicon
will demonstrate how
recent
enhancements
including ad clipping,
concatenation,
and
publishing functionality
further streamline rapid
repurposing of aired
content for broadcast,
video-on-demand (VOD),
and digital and social
media outlets.
Observer 8.0 Support
For SCTE 35/104
At IBC2016, Volicon will showcase the
Observer 8.0 platform's robust tools
for monitoring the SCTE 35 & SCTE 104
messages that enable accurate and
flexible digital programme insertion
(DPI). Building on the Observer
platform's well-established ability
to capture, monitor, and display DPI
messages, enhancements in Observer
8.0 introduce valuable capture and
analysis capabilities that empower
users to comprehensively monitor

and help set up DPI commands and
messages throughout the programme
creation and distribution chain.
Observer 8.0 users now can capture
SCTE 104 messages in real time
directly from both compressed and
uncompressed video signals, and
store them alongside a frame-accurate
recording of the video stream; record
SCTE 35 messages in conjunction
with transport stream video and
audio packets at any point along the
distribution chain; and display SCTE
35 and 104 messages gathered from
multiple points along a distribution
path on a common timeline, with the
signals time-aligned to compensate
for any delays along the path. While
these capabilities greatly simplify
verification of the accuracy and
timeliness of DPI messages in both
the compressed and uncompressed
domains, automatically generated,
easy-to-interpret histograms (bar
charts) along a timeline allow events to
be counted and categorised by event
type.

Volicon-OTT Storyboard

Observer OTT
Volicon's Observer OTT provides
networks, video service providers,
and broadcasters with a solution for
logging and monitoring OTT services
that stream content to computers,
tablets, and smartphones. With the
same suite of tools already proven
for set-top box and transport stream
monitoring, Observer OTT offers
a complete, cost-effective quality
monitoring
and/or
compliance
logging solution for multiplatform
media delivery. Users can ensure

Logging and
monitoring OTT
- Volicon OTT

that services are available 24/7 at
optimal quality, validate service level
agreements with content delivery
networks, confirm the presence of
captioning and other metadata, and
determine that specialized apps
are providing optimal quality of
experience. In addition to providing a
true recording of services, the system
facilitates remote viewing for review
as well as in-depth analysis of both
unencrypted and encrypted content.
During
IBC2016,
Volicon will demonstrate
how
Observer
OTT
ingests content from
each point in the OTT
pipeline - including a
variety of target mobile
devices - not only to
provide
a
valuable
look at how consumers
experience
streamed
content, but also to
speed isolation and
resolution of quality
issues for content viewed on various
devices.
Enhancements To
Volicon's Multiviewer
Today's broadcaster must manage
an increasing number of channels
and platforms while simultaneously
maintaining the highest levels of
service quality. Volicon's Multiviewer
option for the Observer Media
Intelligence Platform unites the
platform's recording capability with
multiviewer functionality to give users
access to multiple live or recorded

programmes, complemented by frameaccurate data, on a monitor wall or any
employee's desktop.
At IBC2016, Volicon will demonstrate
how enhancements to the Multiviewer
option enable users to keep their
eyes and ears on every channel in the
broadcast delivery chain, including OTT
feeds, through a new and improved
graphical interface.
The company will feature the
option's new Traffic Light dashboard,
which gives each user convenient redlight and green-light status indicators
for a customisable grouping of select
channels, OTT streams, and renditions
of OTT streams, or user-defined sets
of channels and/or streams. Shown
in a configurable window within
the Multiviewer display, along with
other windows showing audio, video,
and data for specified channels and
streams, the Traffic Light widget
effectively consolidates and displays
the QoE-based alerts most important
to an individual user.
The new Path Monitoring widget
extends visibility into channel- and
stream-quality monitoring in another
way, allowing users to create and
customise a topology for specific
channel/stream status validation at
every point along the content creation
or distribution path. Users can build
simple or complex topologies that
clearly show that status of links along
this path, as well as video from each
live channel/stream at key points so
that the source of issues can more
quickly be identified and isolated for
troubleshooting.


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