Vela enhances the Encompass Content Capture and Monitoring system with local Multi Viewing capabilities


Vela Research, a leading digital media solutions provider, announced today that it had extended the capabilities of the Encompass Content Capture and Monitoring system by adding local Multi Viewer features.

Encompass captures transmitted MPTS or SPTS content and saves it as individual full/native resolution single program transport streams for easy search and export. Each captured transport stream is transcoded into a low res proxy for easy playback, review, segmenting, and download through a web browser from any location.

Encompass monitors transport stream parameters per ETSI TR101.290, with 24x7 monitoring and logging of Loudness/LKFS per the requirements of the ATSC A/85 Calm Act, 24x7 monitoring and logging of 608 and 708 closed captioning, PSIP logging and loss of PSIP detection, black screen detection, loss of audio detection, and ratings watermark detection and logging with configurable alarms and thresholds on each parameter within each stream. Notification of alarms and events is configurable through Email, Text, and SNMP.

Mike Reddy, CEO of Vela, stated, “The addition of local Multi Viewing to the Encompass is a game changer. Allowing broadcasters and cable operators to combine features and capabilities previously available only in discrete device into a single tightly integrated solution”

Founded in 1994 Vela® is an Emmy® award winning company offering a range of live and file based solutions for the broadcast, cable, OTT, VOD, and post production. Over the past 21 years, Vela has earned recognition by virtue of the trouble-free, high-performance and cost-effective solutions in use in demanding customer environments worldwide. Vela counts A+E, AMC, Disney ABC Television, Fox, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and DirecTV among its customers. It is based in Clearwater, Florida.