Volicon MIS overview

The Media Intelligence Service™ suite of applications transforms content creation, sharing and monitoring of broadcast products. It allows you to create and distribute high-quality content faster while immediately enabling response to the competition, advertisers and regulatory entities.

MIS features:

  • Record and store: broadcast content (multiple interface/qualities). Support for a variety of input broadcast signals, with storage built to scale, different encoding qualities and proxies

  • Collaborative platform: to exchange content between colleagues

  • Professional multi player: gives easy access to channels and groups of channels, with dynamic searches, PIP, full screen and split screen features

  • Enhanced player: provides professional frame by frame (even with live content) and fast forward and rewind speeds to allow for maximal efficiency

  • On screen metadata: display with multi language, various metadata and visuals alerts

  • Content sharing: with social media sites

  • Export content to your computer or other servers

  • Error alarms: MIS constantly monitors each stream and generates an alarm if it does not meet programed quality metrics

  • Web-based: user access via multiple browsers and OS

  • Enterprise scale: Easy to configure and maintain system with access control and auditing, design for high availability, tools to ease administration and built to scale

MIS has the ability to log content from multiple video sources in the post production, transmission, delivery, and reception video distribution chain. You can log content at any stage of the video production or delivery process: the amount of content you can log is limited only by available storage space.

MIS logs video content down to the individual frame level, at the same standard frame rate as the source. MIS allows you to log content from many different input types such as HD/SD-SDI, ASI, IP, DVB-(S, S2, T, T2), 8VSB, Clear QAM, Component, Composite, S-Video, and HDMI.

Figure: MIS functional diagram

Figure: MIS functional diagram

MIS constantly ingests and stores each video and audio stream in native resolution and bit rate. The Low Bit Rate Proxy (LBRP) is used to create lower resolution copies of the original stream. There are several reasons for creating a low bit rate proxy of incoming video content:

  • It allows multiple users to access the Volicon solution simultaneously without interfering with one another

  • It minimizes impact on network resources

  • It allows the MIS to store content on each server for much longer periods of time