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Mediaproxy helps b'casters monitor loudness, maintain compliance

April 10, 2012
Mediaproxy helps b'casters monitor loudness, maintain compliance
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Mediaproxy Pty. Ltd. (www.mediaproxy.com) is showing Version 8 of its LogServer and LogServer ASI products at NAB 2012. The new version now includes realtime loudness monitoring capabilities that will enable broadcasters globally to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. Additionally, LogServer Version 8 includes various new user enhancements and extended ASI and IP logging and monitoring features.

Loudness monitoring regulations within the EU and now the US enforce volume limits on commercials, ensuring that their maximum loudness does not exceed the average maximum loudness of the program they are accompanying. Fully compliant BS.1770, ATSC A/85 and EBU P/LOUD R 128 loudness monitoring is available immediately with all LogServers, allowing broadcasters to effortlessly log, monitor and export a media reference to address loudness complaints quickly and easily. 

Loudness monitoring is seamlessly integrated into the LogPlayer web-based user interface, and ships standard with every LogServer.

"Our goal with loudness monitoring technology was twofold," notes Erik Otto, CEO at Mediaproxy. "Firstly, it had to enable broadcast service providers to address and maintain loudness regulations around the world. With Congress in the US recently passing the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act and other countries following very quickly, it was a logical step for Mediaproxy to fully support loudness monitoring. Secondly, access to loudness data needed to be seamless to enable users to easily export or burn-in data into sub clips as proof of compliance to address complaints efficiently. We have addressed both at the highest possible level and at no additional cost to customers when purchasing LogServer systems."     

Mediaproxy's user interface allows for extensive search, export and content retrieval across multiple distributed servers. In addition to traditional baseband sources, the unique LogServer engine also supports multi-program transport stream sources via ASI or IP, providing powerful options to log both proxy and native MPEG formats in parallel. LogServer greatly enhances content management and QoS while lowering overall operational costs.

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