Vela Launches the Encompass Transport Stream Channel Capture Systems


Vela Research, a leading digital media solutions provider for all types of media content, today announced the release of the Encompass family of transport stream channel capture and compliance systems.

Encompass captures your MPTS or SPTS and saves them 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 stated, “The Vela Encompass system is a natural extension of the capabilities developed in the ArgoNavis platform. Based on widely-deployed ArgoNavis platform technologies the Vela Encompass will provide truly cost effective and full featured compliance monitoring, and content capture and redistribution.”

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.