Snell & Wilcox eases quality assurance with QC Station

May 7, 2008

Snell & Wilcox has released QC Station, an automated quality assurance system that leverages the algorithms of the company's Hyperion content monitoring technology to provide alarms and on-screen display of faults or anomalies in audio, video and metadata. A stand-alone system that can be incorporated easily into any type of system infrastructure, QC Station reduces the burden of quality assurance in ingest and playout applications and streamlines distributed operations by enabling remote monitoring from a centralized location.

QC Station can detect subtle errors in video, multiple channels of audio and metadata. Quality control operators can adjust the system's alarm function according to level, specific area of the screen and type of content and station branding. QC Station provides alarms and logs content faults to provide a record of content quality and, in turn, support service-level agreements. The monitoring system is capable of frame-accurate measurement and recording of commercial content for verification purposes.

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