Arqiva Expands Contentprobe Compliance Recorder Uses at IBC

Regulatory bodies that monitor quality standards require depth of detail from multi-channel playout systems to ensure that the correct video and audio content, including teletext, subtitles, and anything included in television and radio services, air as scheduled and meet established standards.

Ideas Unlimited has announced that Arqiva has expanded its Contentprobe Compliance recording system to increase its content recording capabilities to cover more than 150 channels.

Contentprobe Compliance can record all variants of audio and video standards, and all flavors of subtitles including VBI (SD); VANC OP47 (HD) teletext subtitles on SDI feeds; and bit map and text subtitles on DVB signals. It also records and confirms access services such as audio description and closed captioning.

Arqiva provides infrastructure and broadcast transmission facilities in the UK and Ireland and recently won significant new playout contracts from key Tier 1 customers, which in turn substantially increased its need for automated compliance recording.

Each Compliance Recorder provides high capacity recording for up to 16 channels with internal RAID 10 storage in a single small, low-power, low-heat device. Because recorders should be plug and forget – until you need them – they must be reliable. Contentprobe is highly resilient, with dual PSUs, dual processors, and fully mirrored internal storage. It can also manage network-attached IT storage as if it was internal.

With Contentprobe Compliance, Arqiva can view and monitor a multitude of live and recorded programmes via a station network on standard workstations and laptops. Questionable content can be reviewed and segments extracted for further examination from anywhere in the world using Contentprobe’s intuitive web user interface.

The full suite of Contentprobe products and services, including the new Contentprobe Revenue module and Contentprobe Detect service, will be demonstrated at IBC 2015 at Ideas Unlimited, Stand 8.A54.

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