Content & Communications World (CCW) 2012
Exhibitor Product Review: Triveni Digital (Booth 864)
PRINCETON, N.J. - November 5, 2012
StreamScope® Software Release With Audio Loudness
Given the legislation in the United States with the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act and in Europe (EBU, AGCOM), loudness monitoring is an important regulatory topic facing broadcasters and service providers this year.
In addressing this regulatory process, Triveni Digital’s StreamScope® software release enhances the comprehensive real-time analysis and verification of DTV transport streams with loudness monitoring. StreamScope now provides end-to-end MPEG-2/MPEG-4 transport stream analysis and monitoring for DTV services carried by broadcast, cable, satellite, and IPTV networks. While the StreamScope already included powerful audio monitoring capabilities including dialnorm, this software release extends its capabilities by allowing users to monitor and analyze audio loudness according to ITU-R Recommendation BS.1770. This means broadcasters can continuously log and export accurate LKFS/LUFS loudness measurements of transport streams in real time so that they can collect the forensic evidence of compliance that is critical for addressing this issue.
StreamScope® RM-40 and RM-40 Ultra CALM Monitors
The Triveni Digital RM-40 CALM monitor remotely measures, analyzes, and records loudness levels for multiple DTV audio streams to help ensure CALM Act compliance, resolve loudness issues, and deliver a high quality of service.
This compact 1-RU server monitors LKFS loudness levels for up to 12 AC-3 audio streams from any network location. Its Web-based GUI makes it easy to isolate and analyze potential CALM violations and thus avoid customer complaints and FCC fines.
The RM-40 CALM generates custom CALM reports with video thumbnails to show if commercials appeared. 24-hour CALM spot checks are easy to carry out. For onsite troubleshooting, CALM reports and loudness alerts can be sent to engineers by email, SNMP, and SMS.
The RM-40 Ultra CALM monitor remotely measures, analyzes, and records loudness levels for up to 50 DTV audio streams. The RM-40 Ultra CALM can simultaneously monitor LKFS loudness levels for up to 50 AC-3 audio streams from any network location. To provide the extra capacity, this 1-RU server has two card slots and can handle single or Quad ASI and GigE inputs.
StreamScope® MT-40 Analyzer
Triveni Digital’s StreamScope® MT-40 provides end-to-end MPEG-2/MPEG-4 transport stream analysis and monitoring for DTV services carried by broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, or mobile networks. While the MT-40 already boasts audio monitoring capabilities including dialnorm, StreamScope MT-40’s 4.6 software release extends these capabilities by allowing users to monitor and analyze audio loudness according to ITU-R Recommendation BS.1770. This provides the ability to log and export accurate LKFS/LUFS loudness measurements of broadcasts continuously and in real time, providing forensic evidence of compliance that is critical for approaching this issue.
Triveni Digital also introduced ISDB-T table support, the Brazilian standard used widely in South America, which further extends the MT-40’s analysis capabilities and its support for a variety of stream types and standards.
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Triveni Digital Inc., a subsidiary of LG Electronics, develops systems that provide for the management and distribution of data and metadata in DTV, mobile DTV, and IPTV streams. Triveni Digital's products for DVB SI, ATSC PSIP, data broadcasting, stream analysis, and monitoring are renowned for their ease of use and innovative features. Working with leading industry partners, Triveni Digital employs an open and standards-compliant approach to the digital television market. More information is available at www.TriveniDigital.com.
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