Volicon to unveil Observer HD 2.0

At NAB2008, Volicon will introduce a number of new products including Observer HD 2.0.

Volicon will announce a new Quality Assurance Module for the Observer that automatically detects a wide variety of audio and video errors, including macroblocking or pixelization of the image due to video stream errors or overcompression. The module also performs quality checks for errors such as black or frozen screen, low-volume or missing audio and missing closed-captioning.

The company will introduce the Observer Edge as well, a video monitoring solution for remote and unmanned stations. The Observer Edge offers a subset of the core Observer functionality.

Volicon also will announce and demonstrate version 2.0 of the Observer HD, which extends the Observer HD's Dolby 5.1 capabilities to support SDI content capture. Other new features include HD capture of CEA-708 closed-captioning (EIA-608 transport extraction) and support of bit rates higher than 3Mb/s.

See Volicon in NAB booth N2514, or visit www.volicon.com.