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Volicon launches entry-level Observer
Volicon will demonstrate a new entry-level version of its Observer RPM (Remote Program Monitor) system for automated, multichannel signal quality analysis at the SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo 2008 in Philadelphia. The RPM 100 is a single-channel system that offers a subset of the core RPM functionality for monitoring signal quality at remote locations. When the system detects a video or audio fault such as black screen or low audio, it sends an automatic alert to the operator on duty for resolution. The RPM 100 also includes Volicon's new QoE module.
The Observer QoE, a new quality assurance module for Volicon's monitoring and logging system, provides automated analysis of a video image to detect macroblocking, commonly known as pixelization. In addition, the Observer QoE notifies the operator when it detects other transmission faults including black video, frozen image or low audio.
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