Triveni Digital’s Guide Builder 5 Improves Metadata Generation

Triveni Digital’s GuideBuilder 5, the latest generation of its industry-leading metadata generation platform, will debut at NAB. Based on the latest technology advancements and years of experience in the broadcast and cable industries, the fifth-generation GuideBuilder PSIP, SI, and mobile ESG generator delivers key usability and performance improvements to Triveni Digital’s widely-deployed metadata generation system.

GuideBuider 5 will be available in a variety of configurations, including integrated servers, software intended for use on customer-supplied servers, Virtual Machine (VM)-compatible software, and as a cloud-based managed service, providing completely flexible support for any DTV provider’s preferred deployment approach. By supporting ATSC PSIP, ATSC Mobile ESG, M-EAS and DVB SI all in one system, GuideBuilder supports today’s complex DTV distribution plants with a coherent architecture.

“The trend towards needing to manage more complexity within DTV distribution plants is accelerating,” says Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and head of marketing at Triveni Digital. “GuideBuilder 5 provides an integrated metadata-management solution for all of the standard EPG/ESG formats in one coherent system, ensuring a unified and simplified workflow that enables existing technical staff to handle more services at lower costs. Since the underlying operating system in GuideBuilder 5 is Linux, we have modernized the code base and made flexible deployments simpler.”

In addition, GuideBuilder 5 sets the stage for Triveni Digital’s future metadata extension — GuideBuilder Plus. GuideBuilder Plus is part of a broader strategic initiative aimed at helping local broadcasters better exploit their key transmission and content assets in the emerging multiplatform viewing environment. With GuideBuilder Plus and unified guide generation for PSIP, SI, and ESG standards, GuideBuilder software will be “metadata central” in the DTV provider’s system architecture.

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