WorldCast Connect releases Kybio v4.6
Worldcast Connect has released a software update for its Kybio network management system for media and broadcast. With version 4.6, users will uncover new benefits around drivers, remote-control features, user experience, visualising insights and finer analytics, according to the company.
This new version of Kybio offers multiple enhancements around the driver engine. An additional driver capability is now available to aggregate data received from remote units. This data can be visualised with a timestamp via a new tab in the Kybio interface called ‘Logs’. For example, Kybio can now ingest all logs coming from a SYSLOG client, display them and trigger alarms on specific events in the log stream.
Users can also send commands with any procotol, such as HTTP, Telnet, SSH and many others, making the software more integrated with the user’s existing infrastructure, with control available from Kybio.
New monitoring modes are available to power the entire library of drivers in Kybio. The modes are: Default, which instantly triggers the alarm if the value meets the alarm condition; Continuous, which triggers the alarm if the value meets the alarm condition for a certain amount of time; and Average, which triggers the alarm if the average of values meets the alarm condition for a certain amount of time.
Within the drivers’ library, a new product page is available where users can access detailed information on each driver. With all indicators, measurements and scan parameters displayed in a single area, using Kybio software or adding new devices is made easier. Users can also download monitoring agents directly from the product page for specific products.
Finally, for users in search of driver creation, Connect provides a new external driver creator tool, available on-demand. This is designed to facilitate product integration and provide more control over monitored networks.
As with all new Kybio versions, v4.6 comes with new drivers – in this case, 36 are ready to be integrated into the user’s infrastructure.
Two new drivers that follow the previously created Windows driver over WMI include Linux and MacOS implementations. These desktop and server-generic drivers aim to facilitate media workflow creation by allowing the monitoring of all crucial indicators and measurements during operation. By going down to the service level users are also able to monitor all processes that make their business work.
In addition, the analytics module now offers a maintenance mode so users can customise and remove unwanted alarms in their analytics views and reports. This is said to be useful in case of maintenance operations by technicians or for better analysis of SLA reports.
Kybio also comes with software agents called EdgeBots for decentralised and cloud architectures. With v4.6, the installation of EdgeBots has been simplified and users can now download them directly into their Kybio instance, already configured and ready to use.
“A key differentiation in Kybio is the great user experience it brings, in particular by simplifying the monitoring of even the most complex media networks. Each module is engineered to cater to the needs of our customers who seek efficiency in their daily operations as well as powerful insights to maximise the performance of their media equipment, services and infrastructures,” said Julien Libeau, product manager at WorldCast Connect.