Volicon Ships More Than 500 Observer Channels

Volicon, a developer of digital video archiving and streaming solutions in Burlington, Mass., has shipped more than 500 channels of its Observer desktop video-monitoring system since the product's introduction at NAB2005.

Volicon's Observer desktop video-monitoring solution can monitor, record, archive, and stream content from one or many channels to desktop computers, making content available on demand, live or archived. It can search, retrieve, view, analyze, annotate, share, and export video from any location using Microsoft Internet Explorer. An intuitive Web-based GUI increases organizational efficiency by allowing mission-critical video broadcasts and analysis to be used as work material, according to the company.

The Observer allows both local and remote channel monitoring. The system enables real-time searching of closed-caption text, and provides e-mail alerts when tagged subjects or keywords are broadcast. Electronic program guide data, as-run logs, and custom metadata can be linked to assets to improve workflow integration.

Russell Wise, vice president of worldwide sales at Volicon said, "We feel that the rapid adoption and deployment of the Observer is the most telling proof of its value in a highly competitive marketplace."