RF (Over-the-Air) Multiviewer, Monitoring and Compliance Logging System

Simplifies the process of monitoring, verifying, and logging critical aspects of RF (Over-the-Air) delivered content in real time by providing critical information on video, audio, and ancillary data necessary to ensure regulatory compliance and data integrity.

Overview:

The Vela ArgoNavis line of Multi-Viewer & Monitoring systems are designed to simplify the process of monitoring, verifying, and logging critical aspects of over the air content in real time. Providing critical information on video, audio, and ancillary data necessary to ensure regulatory compliance and data integrity. The RF (Over the Air) Multi-Viewer, Monitoring, and Logging system allows operators to monitor independent video programs with associated audio over the air in real time.

Audio in multiple audio programs can be monitored per video channel with live, real time amplitude and LKFS loudness measurements provided for each video source for confidence monitoring and CALM Act compliance. LKFS measurements are date and time stamped and logged up to every 500 msecs for proof of compliance. Decode, monitor, and log various types of MPEG data including PSIP data, and 608 and 708 closed captions in real time for quality assurance and compliance. Easily create and edit video log files for compliance and advertising verification.

Key Features Included

  • Remote Access Monitoring
  • 24/7 Logging & Monitoring
  • Programmable Alarms
  • Closed Captioning Compliance
  • Multiple Storage Options
  • TR 101.290 QoS Monitoring & Logging
  • CALM Act Compliance
  • Penalty Box
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Remote Web-Based / Centralized Monitoring

Access from web-based interface or smartphone application.

Whether you are monitoring a single station or a station group with remote web-based access, station parameters can be monitored from anywhere in the world. Multiple stations can be monitored simultaneously for centralized reporting, access, and control.

Flexible Hardware & Storage Options

Single Disk Drive, Enhance Hardware, or Cloud Storage.

Flexible hardware and storage options are available to fit your requirements.

Video As Aired

Optional featue that allows access to recorded proxy video for viewing/editing and download.

Grant users access to low resolution proxies which can be searched, recalled, played, reviewed, edited/segmented, and downloaded through a web browser from anywhere on any PC.

Comparison

A comparison chart between our capture, compliance, and multiviewer solutions.

Product Features

Real Time Viewing
Real time viewing of over the air content.
Monitoring
Configure thresholds for audio amplitude levels, audio LKFS values, closed captioning, MPEG data, black frames, and freeze frames, and Monitor PSIP data.
Automatic Alerts
Automatically send email alerts to operators, engineers, and managers when monitored parameters exceed thresholds. Automatically take a ‘snapshot’ image of the video, audio, MPEG, and other monitored parameters on an alarm or alert.
Searchable Database
Easily searchable database to recall alerts, alarms, Closed Captioning text, and Loudness measurements.
Video As Run Files
Easily create and edit video log files for compliance and advertising verification.
Alarms Logging
Create a daily log of the pass/fail state of all monitored parameters with all events date and time stamped.
LKFS Logging
Log date and time stamped instantaneous and average LKFS measurements every 500 msecs. Logs are organized by date allowing for easy retrieval of data when necessary. Plenty of storage, with enough room for years of compliance logs.
Closed Captioning Logging
Log date and time stamped decoded 608, 608 embedded, and 708 Closed Captioning for proof of compliance and record keeping. As in all other logs, the Closed Captioning logs are organized by date for quick and easy retrieval of data when necessary.
Graphs
Easily graph LKFS values using the exported log file CSV format in the spreadsheet application of your choice. Insert upper limits to quickly and efficiently demonstrate compliance in a graphical format.
Compliance
Provide proof of Closed Captioning, LKFS, and PSIP compliance using log files, graphs, and snapshot tools provided by the Vela monitoring system.
Integration
Connect to and administer on a network with an easily integrated and managed Windows 7 Professional based platform. Easily configure email settings and transfer files to other work stations or NAS. Field upgradable.

Product Specifications

IP
  • 1 Gbps Ethernet
TV Standards
  • ATSC Digital Over the Air HDTV
  • Clear QAM Digital Cable TV
Video
  • SD/HD MPEG2 or H264
  • 1080i: 25 (50), 29.97 (59.94)
  • 720P: 50, 59.94
  • 480i/512i: 29.97
  • 576i/608i: 25
Audio
  • 5.1 AC-3, 2.0 AC-3
  • MPEG1 Layer2
  • AAC
  • Multiple audio programs per video program.
Video Wall
  • Monitor Outputs: HDMI, DVI, VGA

System Specifications

Chassis
  • 1.5RU (use 2RU rackspace)
  • 16.8” x 2.6” x 13”(WxHxD) ultra quiet chassis
Gross Weight
  • 19 lbs
Storage
  • Solid State Drive for maximum reliability
  • 4 TB of Compliance Log and Video Storage
Operating System
  • Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) OS for easy network integration
  • Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) OS available
Power Supply
  • 100-240VAC 50/60Hz auto range rated at 250 Watts

Measurements

ETSI TR101.290
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
Video
  • Black Image
  • Static Image
  • CC608
  • CC708
  • PSIP Data
Audio
  • Amplitude
  • Loss of Audio Program/Audio Channel
  • Loudness per BT.1770-1,2,3
  • ATSC A/85 Calm Act

Alert Communications

Local
  • Alarm LEDs
  • Audible Alarms
  • Penalty Box
  • GPIO Option
Remote
  • SNMP Traps
  • Email
  • Text/SMS Messaging
  • Push Notifications through iOS/Android App