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Digital Nirvana at SMPTE & IBC 2011

MonitorIQ™ Broadcast Monitoring System: Compliance Logging, Content Repurposing, QC / Loudness Monitoring and Alarming for Television Networks and Stations

Two Years Since Its Introduction – Incredible Successes

NEWARK CA USA — 11 JULY 2011: Over the past two years, Digital Nirvana quietly penetrated many – if not most – of the major national broadcast and cable networks in the United States, and now is in the process of commissioning several large (soon to be announced) projects in Europe. These broadcasters deployed MonitorIQ due to its advanced technology and the company’s willingness to work closely with them to design and quickly implement needed features not available from other systems.

Digital Nirvana Inc. is exhibiting at SMPTE with its Asia-Pacific partner Gencom Technology at Booth H-09 and at IBC at Stand 10.A12


MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System: The smart choice for multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, compliance, archiving and content repurposing for television networks, cable MSOs, stations, and regulatory agencies.

All MonitorIQ systems accept ASI/IP, HD/SD-SDI, DVB-T/C/S2, ATSC/QAM and NTSC/PAL, recording audio, video, VANC metadata and captioning in both hi-def and low-res. Control is via web or iPad browser interface. Searching is easy, based upon keywords, titles, subtitles, descriptions, textual metadata, closed-caption text and imported logs, with filtering by time, date and channel. Recordings can be easily edited, clipped, stored and sent via email or FTP in a wide range of formats.

MonitorIQ Compliance Logging System provides cost-effective recording of up to four channels, with optional BS.1770 loudness monitoring. Multiple systems can be linked with a central management system. Built-in tuners automatically switch channels based upon a recording schedule.

MonitorIQ Producer makes it easy to re-purpose content to the web, produce podcasts, and save broadcast-ready clips for archiving. This all-in-one system includes video editing, annotation and collaboration.

MonitorIQ Diagnostic/QC provides logging, monitoring and alarming, internally and from external systems, content verification comparison of programmes at multiple points in the release path, and export of recorded transport streams for external analysis.

ITU Loudness Monitoring and Logging

MonitorIQ now offers loudness monitoring and logging completely integrated into one comprehensive Broadcast Monitoring System. Metering and logging is to the ITU BS.1770-2 standard to assure and demonstrate compliance with the EBU R128, US CALM Act and ATSC A/85 regulations. Includes Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E decoding using SurCode for Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E.

Apple iPad Interface

Enables access of all MonitorIQ functions on an Apple iPad: Viewer, Program Guide, Schedules, Search, Admin settings, and more. The MonitorIQ iPad implementation uses HTML5 for display of one video at a time.

More Details
MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System

MonitorIQ is much more than a broadcast logger; it’s an all-in-one scaled network appliance integrating:

  • Full broadcast resolution HD or SD programme recording and viewing
  • Compliance logging and archiving at both full-res and low-res
  • User-friendly content repurposing editing, annotation and publishing
  • ITU BS.1770-2 audio loudness monitoring, logging and alarming
  • Engineering diagnostics/QC with SNMP and email reporting of user-settable out-of-tolerance conditions
  • Importing of traffic, as-run and custom logs, with click-to-view

MIQ records multiple channels of full-resolution SD/HD audio, video, VANC metadata and captioning. Extensive search capabilities make it easy to locate a particular segment, play it, edit it, generate a cut clip, and send it.

One network uses MIQ to record their programme at multiple points in the release path as well as the download from the satellite and off-air from the local O&O. In the case of a glitch, they can precisely locate where in the path the failure occurred. MIQ also provides them with an emergency broadcast-quality recording of their 24/7 transmission.

A leading worldwide cable news network uses MIQ in several ways. MIQ records all of their transmissions, and within seconds of broadcast, a news production team reviews, edits, and sends clips for publishing on their news website. At another facility, MIQ records 24/7 broadcast quality from multiple fixed cameras across the city, allowing them to easily retrieve edit and air video of fast-breaking news.

One major broadcast group uses MonitorIQ at each of their O&Os to record all of their release path feeds. At their national operations center, management accesses each system to verify quality and as-runs.

Digital Nirvana Press Contact

Howard Mullinack, Director of Marketing

email howard@digital-nirvana.com

mobile (US and IBC) +1.917.331-6731


About Digital Nirvana

Digital Nirvana, Inc. is a leading provider of products and services to broadcast media, entertainment, finance and education industries worldwide. MonitorIQ™ Broadcast Monitoring System — used by major television broadcast networks and groups including ABC, Discovery, CNN, NBC Universal/Comcast and Fox — is a full-featured monitoring, logging, compliance and QC platform. Digital Nirvana also provides solutions for business intelligence and analytics, transcriptions and synchronization, broadcast & media monitoring, ad tracking, video asset management, and learning management.

Founded in 1996, Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Newark California USA, employing over 400 people worldwide. ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified. Further information is available at www.digital-nirvana.com.

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SurCode for Dolby Digital Plus is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works. 2003-2011 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. SurCode is a trademark of Minnetonka Audio Software.”

About Gencom Technology

Gencom designs and builds facilities for all facets of the industry, including studios and production facilities, TV station playout facilities, transmission, OB, IPTV, Web streaming, archiving, and media management. Founded in New Zealand in 1969, Gencom has offices and factories in Australia and Singapore, as well as a sales office in South Africa and representatives in both India and the U.K. Find out more at www.gencom.com.

Press contact

Jennifer Richardson | Design & Marketing

Corporate contact

Ray Sanders, CEO, Gencom Technology



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