Digital Nirvana Upgrades MonitorIQ To 7.0

New release significantly increases the benefits of logging and compliance with AI & ML processing and analysis tools.

Digital Nirvana recently announced the 7th generation release of its uniquely robust MonitorIQ broadcast monitoring and compliance logging platform. Refined by experts including architects of the original Volicon Observer product, the MonitorIQ 7.0 design includes an updated and intuitive web interface, core feature improvements, and new cutting-edge capabilities, all of which combine to make everyday tasks effortless.

"Migration to MonitorIQ 7.0 gives broadcasters all the key features of Volicon's beloved Observer product, and it improves upon each one to provide unparalleled broadcast monitoring and compliance capabilities," said Keith DesRosiers, director of sales solutions at Digital Nirvana. "We've updated the platform with uniquely advanced capabilities and — equally or more important — we have leveraged our extensive experience in design engineering for monitoring systems to redesign the user interface so that users of all technical abilities can complete key tasks with just a few clicks."

Digital Nirvana's MonitorIQ allows operators to record, store, monitor, analyze, and repurpose content quickly and efficiently with minimum clicks. Natively recording content from any point in the video delivery chain, from SDI production to OTT consumption, MonitorIQ enables stations to collect and use knowledge about their broadcast content to meet a wide range of regulatory and compliance requirements. Version 7 of the Digital Nirvana platform also gives broadcasters access to valuable next-generation content processing and analysis tools.

Single-Click Access

MonitorIQ 7.0 makes metadata for each asset available on a single page, with metadata timestamped and indexed to the video. Metadata includes closed caption/teletext/subtitles; loudness measurements with instant clip measurements; ratings data; SCTE 104/35, OP47, or X31 messages; watermarks; and AC-3 audio metadata.

A thumbnail storyboard user interface (UI) allows for quick identification of content and for rapid creation of frame-accurate clips, as well as annotation of video for troubleshooting or search and retrieval. MonitorIQ users can expand thumbnails, grabbed from video every 10 seconds, to review by the second or by the frame, mark in and out points directly on the storyboard, and export (with transcoding as needed) for collaboration or review.

The MonitorIQ 7.0 UI gives users the option of comparing multiple channels — their own and/or competitors' — at different points along the video delivery chain. Along with video, users can compare ratings data, SCTE 35/104 messages, closed captions and subtitles, and loudness. The integration of advanced media and business analytics allow for reporting on competitive advertising, as-run-based loudness, quality of experience, and logo discovery.

AI and ML Services

The power of AI and machine learning (ML) is now an integral part of MonitorIQ. Broadcasters can use it, for instance, to identify ads on competitive channels and detect logos in sporting events and other high-value content. The full slate of available applications includes transcript generation for ads and content using speech to text (STT), logo recognition, face recognition for finding news content, and closed caption conformance to internal and external guidelines, along with full workflows for automated transcript, closed caption generation, and translation.

MonitorIQ 7.0 features a hybrid cloud architecture that allows broadcasters to archive content locally or in the cloud, with the flexibility to expand storage and automate the archiving processes. As a result, broadcasters can be more efficient in storing both high- and proxy-resolution content and in accessing content through the MonitorIQ UI.

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