TAG Introduces European Market To Ground-Breaking MCS Enhanced With New Bridge Technology At IBC

TAG Video Systems has announced plans to introduce the European market to an enhanced version of its ground-breaking Media Control System (MCS) at IBC 2022.

Initially launched at NAB 2022, TAG’s MCS is transforming the way media companies and content owners extract and utilize their own data to achieve deep insight into their operations and formulate game-changing operational and commercial strategies. The addition of TAG’s Bridge technology allows the MCS to ingest a stream once and deliver an optimized version in any size or format to multiple locations, making it an invaluable enhancement for multi-studio live production applications such as news and sports.

The MCS serves as an aggregation engine, system manager and orchestrator for data collected by TAG’s Multi-Channel Monitoring (MCM) systems. Using an open-source paradigm, the MCS exposes every piece of probed and monitored data to third-party analytic and visualization applications such as Elasticsearch, Kibana, Grafana and Prometheus enabling DevOps to use the information for forensic or predictive analysis to improve business enablement. Media companies can now manage the entire monitoring stack from end-to-end within one system and gain invaluable insights for optimum workflow performance.

At IBC, attendees will get the world’s first look at the MCS enhanced with TAG’s new Bridge Technology. Powered by the MCS, TAG’s Bridge Technology removes the complexity of routing the same stream to diverse locations with an ultra-efficient architecture. Bridge Technology enables an operator to receive a source once - including video, audio and metadata, and display it directly on any TAG system, anywhere, regardless of input source, size or format. Once the stream is ingested by the MCM, the TAG Bridge automatically optimizes the sizing, format and delivery protocol to fit the configuration of multiple recipients. Compute resources are drastically reduced, and a minimum amount of network bandwidth is consumed, freeing up capacity for the customer.

Additionally, the Bridge technology boosts TAG’s Penalty Box capabilities by enabling one to be built from any source and appear on any TAG system, anywhere. Having dynamically managed system-wide Penalty Boxes available anywhere they’re required elevates efficiency and flexibility by re-directing human resources to where they are needed. 

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