Snell & Wilcox Hyperion brings human intelligence to content quality monitoring and control

Snell & Wilcox announced Hyperion, a new content monitoring system that uses intuitive algorithms to provide dedicated audio, video and metadata monitoring for all content throughout the broadcast infrastructure, from ingest to transmission. Going beyond monitoring the technical characteristics, it also evaluates the quality and makeup of the video, audio and metadata content within the signal.

Hyperion automatically provides an “educated opinion” as to whether each element of the program meets satisfactory viewing quality standards, as well as the legal and contractual requirements necessary to generate revenue.

Genre-based monitoring ensures that the content matches the pre-configured profile for a particular channel or target audience. Broadcasters set what “normal” looks like for a given content type or channel. If the content does not match up to expected behavior, the system alerts the operator.

Hyperion functionality is now being integrated into all new products throughout Snell & Wilcox’s broadcast infrastructure line. This means that customers get the benefit of a tightly integrated, distributed QC infrastructure without having to purchase additional monitoring “probes,” which are not only costly, but also use up valuable rack space in the broadcast plant. The result is greater value to customers in the form of increased in-house efficiency and more trouble-free operations.

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