Volicon Delivers Observer Multichannel Video Monitoring and Logging System


Company Contact:
Julius Perl
Volicon, Inc.
111 South Bedford Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: 781-221-7400 x126
Fax: 781-221-7407
Email: julius@volicon.com

Volicon Delivers Observer Multichannel Video Monitoring and Logging System
New Technology Provides Efficient Recording, Archiving and Streaming of Digital Video

Burlington, Mass — January 31, 2005: Volicon, Inc., a provider of advanced solutions for efficient recording, archiving and streaming of digital video, announces the Observer multichannel real-time video monitoring and logging system. Observer uses Volicon’s proprietary video processing technology to allow a large number of users to simultaneously access multiple channels of live and archived content on local networks and the Internet. The Observer is the first in a family of Volicon products, tailored to the video retrieval and search needs of Broadcasters, Media Monitoring Services and Government Agencies.

Observer allows broadcasters to efficiently log their own and their competitors’ broadcasts, move to an actual or relative time stamp for any or all monitored channels, retrieve and analyze video clips including metadata and view content locally or remotely. The ability to store and retrieve metadata, combined with a powerful video search engine developed by Volicon, provides Observer users with significant advantages. For example, Observer users can find and select clips based on a search for words and phrases. Another use of the metadata is the ability to overlay ratings information in real-time during playback of stored clips.

Volicon has devoted significant resources to developing an intuitive user interface for Observer. This interface is designed to work with Microsoft’s® Internet Explorer® web browser running on a standard PC – no special software is required. Familiar “VCR-style” controls are combined with color cues to clearly indicate which channel(s) are being displayed, whether they are live or recorded, and which channel is providing the audio feed. Users can add or subtract channels from their display on the fly and switch between windowed, split and full-screen display with a simple mouse click.

The typical Observer configuration is housed in a 3U rack-mounted chassis and utilizes RAID controller hard drives for enhanced system reliability. The system is scaleable to record any number of channels and any recording duration by simply adding additional system and storage units. Volicon’s video encoding and streaming technologies provide high quality, real-time results at a competitive price.

According to Eli Warsawski, President and CEO of Volicon, “the Observer is the most comprehensive, next generation tool available today for broadcasters to log, archive, monitor, and analyze multiple video channels. Our initial users experienced tremendous improvements in their productivity as soon as their Observer systems went online.”

Volicon will showcase Observer at NAB 2005, scheduled for April 18-21, 2005 in Las Vegas. Systems are currently available for delivery within 30 days after receipt of order. For more information on Volicon or Observer, call 781-221-7400 or visit www.volicon.com.

EDITORS: Screen shots and online demonstrations are available. Please contact Sheldon Liebman at L&S Marketing with your image requirements or to arrange a demonstration. Julius Perl is also available for interviews.


About Volicon, Inc.
Volicon was incorporated in January, 2004 as a privately held company with principal offices in the greater Boston area. The company develops and markets turnkey digital video archiving & streaming solutions for the television broadcast industry, including the Observer multichannel video monitoring and logging system. Volicon’s proprietary video processing system, comprised of a video encoder and streaming engine, enables a large number of users to simultaneously access multiple channels of video content over a network.

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