NAB 2013: Pixelmetrix readies new analytics solutions

By Joe Hosken
SVG Europe

Pixelmetrix is preparing for NAB 2013 with new launches under its portfolio of OTT QoS/QoE, video quality, compliance logging and media monitoring tools. Highlights from the demo line-up are set to include the new DVStor2 Consolidator and Pelican-HD Video Encoder. Joining these new arrivals are the OTT Media Grinder (OMG) with service quality analytics, multi-channel video and audio quality monitoring systems, network management systems, and a host of monitoring tools delivering broadcast intelligence to TV broadcasters and telcos worldwide.

The DVStor2 Consolidator is a straightforward web application that summarises the status of up to 20 DVStors on a single, integrated dashboard. The DVStor2 platform is suitable for economical playout and time delay, using MPEG transport streams.

Also new for NAB, the Pelican-HD Video Encoder supports HD-SDI video with embedded audio, mini-XLR with balanced audio, up to 1080p video resolution, including MPEG-2 and H.264 formats.

Operators hunting for video quality analyzers will be in for a treat with the debut of advanced Multi-channel Monitoring Systems for video filing and master control with no reference and full reference quality assessment, lip sync and remote monitoring.  Suitable for IPTV/CATV monitoring, a low-cost, space saving model is also available, featuring block error detection, split screen output, error alert and more.

Danny Wilson, president and CEO, Pixelmetrix, comments: “Operators remain extremely challenged to provide high quality services while controlling costs, despite some improvements in the economy. We are thrilled at the way our new tools for continuous video quality measurement can help broadcasters with their quest. Dynamically measuring picture quality, the new products are simply cool and effective. For playout and logging applications, our customers commended us for redefining the standard in economy and utility. That’s music to the ears!”

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