Cobalt Digital upgrades SPOTCHECK to include EBU-R128 compliance

Cobalt Digital has upgraded its transport stream/programming analysis SPOTCHECK to provide an expanded variety of measurements.

These easy to use, no-guesswork tests include; automatic EBU-R128 as well as A/85 loudness measurement and access to all audio loudness records. Because SpotCheck monitors an IP, ASI, or a transmitted over-the-air MPEG stream at the transmit (emission) encode point, SpotCheck measures and logs loudness for all programming emanating from the facility.

Cobalt Digital’s SPOTCHECK, initially developed to provide loudness measurement and Closed Captioning compliance and records for broadcasters, now provides full EBU-R128 compliance monitoring (Including DVB-T, DVB-C & DVB-S), as well as CALM A/85. SPOTCHECK now detects transport communication errors as well as frozen/black frame and audio silence for superior quality control.Multiple operators in different destinations can now receive alerts by email, and reports can be located by date. The Optional feature -AIRCHECK - provides easily managed lo-res proxy downloads of user-selected transport stream segments.

Easy to use web user interface provides for easy setup and use. Requiring no breakout from the MPEG stream and not affecting the emission stream in any way, SpotCheck® provides an easily integrated, facility-based, superior solution for loudness records and compliance verification.

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