Vimond Media Solutions upgrades VCC GUI
In what is described as a significant upgrade, Vimond Media Solutions has announced fresh features for Vimond Control Centre (VCC), the video management tool that serves as the user interface for the company’s online video platform.
Upgrades to the VCC make it even easier for a broadcaster’s programmers, developers and administrators to tap into the technology behind the Vimond Platform, which drives over-the-top (OTT) and TV Everywhere services for a number of leading broadcasters and service providers in the Nordics and beyond.
“VCC is the ‘mission control room’ for the Vimond Platform and all the advanced features it offers,” says Helge Høibraaten, CEO of Vimond Media Solutions. “It’s what enables broadcasters to create and control effectively unique online TV services that wow audiences. Using VCC, a broadcaster can go from zero to live-and-on-demand in seconds, opening up a whole new world of money-making opportunity in today’s time-critical environment of broadcasting to every screen.”
VCC is a pure HTML5 interface to ensure browser accessibility and cross-browser compatibility. Its modular design enables users to create customised workflows for any given situation. Through VCC, broadcasters can perform any action in the publishing workflow, including inserting or editing metadata; categorizing programs; drag-and-drop uploading of files; uploading thumbnails or grabbing pictures from the video; chaptering and handling of dynamic timeline events; indexing video; scheduling programs and creating electronic program guides; and differential publishing across screens with DRM and archiving. Users can also control the encoder and transcoder directly from the interface.
With VCC, broadcasters can take advantage of the Vimond Platform’s new single-source, multiformat streaming and DRM capabilities, which allow streaming from a single source to multiple technical platforms and formats including Adobe Flash, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, AppleHLS, and mobile devices.