News: NAB 2016: New Transport Stream Recorder from Digital Nirvana
CARTS Available as Cost-Effective Appliance for Disaster Recovery and as Option for MonitorIQ Media Management Platform
(Fremont, California--March 14, 2016) At NAB 2016, Digital Nirvana, developers of a media management platform for content creation, capture and delivery, will introduce a transport stream digital recorder, available as a standalone product. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in booth #SU10410 during the annual convention to be held this year from April 16-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Called CARTS (for Capture, Analyze, Replay Transport Stream), this new platform records and monitors the transport stream and provides alerts on non-compliance as well as the capability to cut segments and export sections of the transport stream for more detailed analysis. CARTS will also offer time-shifted playout for multiple time zone broadcasts as well as a disaster recovery solution for keeping a broadcaster’s signal on-air with recorded content.
“We’re very enthusiastic about this year’s NAB,” said Hiren Hindocha, President and CEO, Digital Nirvana. “We’ve got real solutions to the issues broadcasters have been concerned about. The new CARTS product is an ideal system that allows the operator to monitor transport streams in real time and create clips that can be fed to a transport stream analyzer for deeper diagnostics. CARTS provides a cost-effective way to stay on-air in case of a facility or broadcast chain disaster. With it, every call letter TV station or network can have a disaster contingency solution at a low cost.”
CARTS records transport streams from ASI and stores them within the MonitorIQ platform. Real-time alerts are generated for MPEG stream compliancy issues without the need for a dedicated transport stream analyzer. It can extract sections of the stream as a separate file for deeper analysis by a third party transport stream analyzer. A cut/clip file can be created from the low bit rate proxy viewed through the Web Interface. The transport stream file is created as an export format option. Other features include:
— The ability to monitor multiple transport streams
— Provides alerts to pending problems with the stream with moderate level of insight (TR101-290) into the root of the issue
— Multiple streams can be monitored with sections extracted for deeper analysis
Digital Nirvana’s CARTS standalone unit records transports streams from ASI and plays out the time shifted transport stream via ASI. Time shift functions can be programmed with configurable time delay, one, seven or 14-day delay. CARTS protects TV stations and networks from ever being off-air.
"Broadcasters are transitioning to an IP environment and at the same time leveraging the cloud," continued Hindocha. "It’s our vision to expand our offerings beyond traditional broadcast media, offering powerful tools to help our customers monitor and manage any type of media in the entire ecosystem. Our mission is to deliver these tools with an ideal combination of price and performance."
About Digital Nirvana
Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India.