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InFocus

Digital Nirvana Offers
Path Beyond Volicon
D

igital Nirvana, a provider of
leading-edge media-monitoring
and metadata generation services,
is leveraging its uniquely robust
MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring and
compliance logging platform and
the company's wealth of solutionspecific expertise to enable a seamless
migration path for users of the Volicon
Observer broadcast monitoring and
compliance product.
The Volicon system will reach its
end-of-support date this coming June.
"I and many of my colleagues
at Digital Nirvana contributed to
development and refinement of
the Observer feature sets that
broadcasters know so well today," said
Keith DesRosiers, Director of Sales
Solutions at Digital Nirvana. "We know
the Observer product inside and out,
and we've built on that knowledge
and experience to design and deliver
new forward-looking solutions with
which broadcasters can gain greater
insight into aired content - and derive

greater value from that content.
MonitorIQ goes beyond regulatory
and compliance requirements, giving
broadcasters access to valuable
next-generation tools for content
processing and analysis."
MonitorIQ is a secure, easy-to-use
solution that allows broadcasters to
record, store, monitor, analyse, and
repurpose content. The platform
enables broadcasters to collect

Digital Nirvana MonitorIQ

and use knowledge about their
broadcast content to meet a wide
range of regulatory and compliance
requirements. Built on a reliable and
secure Linux platform, it is extensible
into broadcast operations with open
APIs.
With MonitorIQ, broadcasters gain
access to AI-based cloud microservices
for closed caption generation;

caption quality assessment; caption
realignment; and video intelligence
for objects, ads, logos, and facial
recognition.
"Broadcasters have a window of
opportunity between now and June
to make a thoughtful decision about
how they will move forward with
broadcast monitoring and compliance
logging. With Digital Nirvana and
MonitorIQ, they can opt for the bestavailable migration route now, with
full confidence that they're investing
in a company and product that will
continue to evolve along with the
industry," said Russell Wise, Senior
Vice President of Sales And Marketing
for Digital Nirvana. "We've been very
pleased with the number of Volicon
users that have already migrated
to MonitorIQ. The market seems to
understand that we have valuable past
experience as well as the forwardlooking vision to take them wherever
they want to go."
Already, thousands of MonitorIQ
channels are deployed for leading
broadcasters
and
networks.
Broadcasters interested in seeing
the new features for themselves can
arrange a virtual live demo or simply
stop by the Digital Nirvana booth at
the 2020 NAB Show.

GatesAir Team Boosts Regional
Activity In MENA
G

atesAir heads into Q2 with a
stronger regional team and
renewed emphasis on Middle East
business growth, with an eye on
extending events into areas of Eastern
Africa.
Managed through Regional Sales
Manager Graham Lay under the
direction of EMEA Managing Director,
Andy McClelland, GatesAir reports
strong attendance at recent events in
Jordan and Dubai focused on getting
closer to their regional customers.
GatesAir will also hold customerfocused events as part of this strategy,
emphasising the equal importance
of networking with partners and
broadcasters on and off the tradeshow
floor. The latter includes an invitationonly golf outing and a Go-Kart
experience, which Lay says will bring
out the competitive instincts of those
working in the industry in a lighthearted way.
These
entertainment-based
networking events follow a successful

education-focused road show in Jordan
in January, which took place at the
Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel. The
Jordan roadshow provided insight into
next-generation transmission systems,
including digital transition strategies,
cost-reducing transmitter efficiency
innovations, and antenna and tower
infrastructure.
EMEA
Business
Development Director Peter Timmons
led the educational sessions, which
were attended by 35 representatives
of regional partner Digital Horizon, US
government officials, and engineers
and
executives
from
national
broadcast network JRTV.
The preceding Dubai event, which
took place at the Il Faro Trattoria
and Lounge, was looser in nature,
and designed for closer networking
opportunities
between
GatesAir
representatives,
partners
and
customers. Lay anticipates a busier
2020 schedule that borrows from both
the Jordan and Dubai events, and will
bring events to his territory in East

Africa, including Kenya, Madagascar,
Mozambique and Tanzania. The
increased regional activity is part of a
global strategy put into place by Rich
Redmond, President and Managing
Director, International for GatesAir.
"The global media environment
continues to change, and with a
presence in more than 180 countries
worldwide it's more important than
ever to bring our problem-solving
approach to over-the-air content
delivery direct to customers," said
Redmond. "This is the approach we are
taking in every region, including the
Middle East."
The GatesAir team at
the Jordan event

Redmond stressed that this year
GatesAir were strengthening its
presence and commitment with a
more varied range of customer-facing
events: "These events, as well as other
regional networking and education
initiatives, are made more effective
through direct involvement of a larger,
stronger, in-region GatesAir team."
The company will also be
emphasising
how
clever
new
innovations from its GatesAir Europe
division
can
provide
low-cost,
digital-ready
solutions
for
analogue
and
next-generation
digital broadcast networks.


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