True Visions looks to replace videotape with logging and monitoring system

True Visions, the Thailand-based cable and satellite television provider, has implemented an Observer media logging and monitoring system from Volicon to enable compliance with broadcasting regulations. The Observer automatically records all aired content and provides an easy-to-access digital archive over a 30-day period as required by the Government of Thailand's public relations department.

The Volicon Observer replaces a videotape-based system that recorded and archived video from each channel. Engineers were required to search manually through video to find clips, and to change, label, and store tapes at the end of each recording.

The Observer provides 24/7 recording and archiving of all video as it is broadcast over each of True Visions channel. It offers instant access to specific video clips via a Web browser interface, allowing users to share clips via e-mail with colleagues. True Vision is now broadening its use of the system for verification of advertising and competitive analysis.

"The Observer is well-known in the industry for its outstanding performance and functionality, and Volicon has excellent site references from major broadcasters — so the choice was easy for us," said Roengrit Sereejumroenrojn, senior manager of transmission at True Visions. "With the Observer, we can count on consistent high-quality recorded video that is incredibly easy to access and use, and the savings in rack space, videotapes, and maintenance for VCR systems has yielded an impressive return on our investment."

Sales, installation, and integration services have been provided by Trinergy, a Volicon reseller based in Thailand.