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Vela

 

Celebrating nearly 25 years in business, this Clearwater, FL based company is an Emmy award-winning provider of solutions primarily for Broadcasters and MPVDs.

Their flagship product, Vela Encompass, is a best-of-breed broadcast Smart-Logger http://vimeo.com/298001761

It provides station engineers compliance-monitoring with multiviewer, confidence-logging, and TS capture/analysis with many features valuable to other departments at no extra cost, including:

 

  • Competitor programming & news analysis with ratings graphs

  • Aircheck/Ad Verification

  • Competitor commercial monitoring & analytics to increase ad sales via lead generation

  • Capture & clip original-quality content

  • Transcode to HLS for VOD

  • Access via browser, local, & mobile interface

  • Centralized monitoring for Station Groups

Quantum is used by MPVD's for real-time compliance monitoring, QoE/QoS, logging, live video-wall and notifications/alarms for hundreds of simultaneous streams or channels.

ArgoNavis systems enable monitoring, multi-viewing and logging of critical aspects of live programming in realtime with QoS measurements of live programming over IP, ASI, SDI, RF and QAM. 

Their QA/QC tool ensures quality and compliance of all audio, video and metadata parameters of short, medium and long form file-based content… from ads, promotions and infomercials to full featured programs, PPV and films. 

Titan is used for disaster recovery in content creation, programming, VOD, IPTV, broadcast, cable and hosted services environments.

 

MediaAdvantage servers are used for playout, streaming and ad insertion in a wide range of television environments.

Vela's team understands the importance of having solutions that not only enable the right capabilities and provide the right features in a capex- and/or opex-smart manner -- but that also fully integrate into customers' operations and workflows.

Vela prioritizes its support to its customers and is dedicated to their success with its products.

Vela has a full line of encoders, decoders, multiviewers, loggers, video servers and
other broadcast/media equipment and software but here we will be highlighting Encompass.

Encompass TS Content Capture System

A comprehensive solution that enables broadcast television stations to fully meet their regulatory and advertiser compliance requirements, and enables them to create, distribute and monetize their content.

 

Compliance Monitoring & Logging · TS Capture & Recording · Live Newsroom Workflow Advertising Operations Support · HLS Transcoding · OTT/OPV/Cloud Services Integration

 

Compliance Monitoring & Logging

Monitor transport stream parameters per ETSI TR101.290, with 24x7 monitoring and logging of Loudness/LKFS per 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.

TS Capture & Recording

Capture your MPTS or SPTS and save them as individual full/native resolution single program transport streams for easy search and export. Each stream is transcoded into a low res proxy for easy playback, review, segmenting, and download through a web browser.

Live Newsroom Workflow

Create clips in real-time from live broadcasts.

HLS Transcoding & Streaming

Monetize your content by enabling HLS encoding/streaming. Create reference files from captured streams, add WebVTT captioning, and perform unlimited HLS transcodes using NVidia technology without incurring metered cloud service charges.

OTT/OPV Integration

Smooth integration with major cloud service providers including AWS, Elemental, Azure and Wowza.

KEY FEATURES INCLUDED

  • Scalable Inputs

  • Remote Access via Web or Mobile App

  • 24/7 Monitoring and Logging

  • HLS/MPEG-DASH Content Creation

  • 24/7 TS Capture and Low Res Proxy

  • User Configurable Alerts and Alarms

  • Local Multiviewer/Video Wall

  • Email, Text and SNMP Alerts

  • Transcoding

  • Live Stream Editing

  • Competitor Ratings Monitoring

  • Cloud Services Integration

Local Video Wall
Real-time local video display for your Master Control Room
4K/1080P HDMI Output for Local Video Wall Display

Capture
Newsroom Workflow. 24/7 Full Resolution Transport Stream Capture with Proxy File Creation
Search, trim, and distribute original Transport Stream content or transcoded content for redistribution, ad placement, and "As Aired" confirmation using web-based remote access and automated processes.

Video As Aired
Access to recorded video for viewing/editing.
Grant users access to original and low resolution proxies which can be searched, recalled, played, reviewed, edited/segmented, and downloaded through a web browser.

Content Repurposing
Full resolution content available for reuse.
Full resolution content captured, stored and logged as single program transport streams for easy search, recall, and export for editing, transcoding, and repurposing.

Monitor
Monitor physical layer integrity, Transport Stream QoS, and various audio/video QoE parameters.
ETSI TR101.290 Level 1,2, and 3, Black Screen detection, Static Image Detection, and PSIP detection and decoding.

Comply & Log
Comply with mandated regulations and company policies.
Meet all of your compliance requirements with Encompass 24x7 monitoring & logging capabilities. This system monitors and logs all CC608/CC708 Closed Captioning, Loudness/LKFS per ATSC A/85 specifications, ETSI TR101.290, black screen detection, PSIP detection and loss of audio detection information.

Content Fingerprint
Easily search your catalog for ads, promos, royalty content.
Use Vela's Ad Fingerprinting to automate the search and recall of content. Generate a list of all segments containing the desired content. Automatically trim out that content and deliver to a watch folder.

Alert
Alert key personnel via email, SMS text, push notifications, and SNMP traps.
Each communication is configurable based on alarm type. Customize alerts to best suit your communication requirements.

Security
Use security feature to grant access to features and functions.
Manage users and permissions with Active Directory integration or customizable security features.

Control
Control and monitor multiple systems.
Control and monitor multiple systems using cloud-based data aggregation, web services, and iOS/Android apps.

Storage
Scalable storage options.
Numerous storage options are available to choose from based on your content storage needs and requirements.

iOS and Android
Available for iOS and Android devices.

Product Features


Real Time Viewing
Real time viewing of captured/monitored channels.


Monitoring
Configure thresholds for audio amplitude levels, audio LKFS values, closed captioning, MPEG data, black frames, PSIP data, and Nielsen data.


Automatic Alerts
Automatically send email/SMS text alerts to operators, engineers, and managers when monitored parameters exceed thresholds. Send SNMP alerts.


Searchable Database
Easily searchable database to recall alerts, alarms, Closed Captioning text, Loudness measurements, PSIP, and Nielsen information. Search by channel, date, time, program name, and keyword text.


Video As Run Files
Easily create and edit video log files for compliance and advertising verification. Burn in or overlay timecode onto video output for As-Aired 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.