Uganda Communications Commission Builds Monitoring Operations on Volicon Observer(R) System
(June 06, 2012)
Volicon today announced that Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has installed Observer(R) digital video monitoring and logging systems to enable monitoring for 40 radio stations and 10 television stations in Kampala. The Volicon systems, delivered and installed by systems integrator Visual Engineering Services, give the commission a scalable platform for monitoring and regulating the growing number of broadcast channels across the capital city and Uganda as a whole.
"Volicon is the world leader in logging and monitoring, and its solutions come with superb local support from Visual Engineering Service, so the Observer was the logical choice for our operations," said Godfrey Mutabazi, executive director of Uganda Communications Commission. "The Observer makes it convenient for our staff to recall and review recorded content, whether from within our facilities or when on the road. As we extend our monitoring activities beyond Kampala, the simple expansion of our Volicon installation will facilitate monitoring of more radio and television channels across a broader geographic area."
UCC regulates and promotes development within Uganda's rapidly growing and evolving communications industry. As part of its mission to facilitate growth of communications services for sustainable development, UCC has installed new Observer systems at its Kampala facility.
The Volicon Observer system captures, streams, and stores 90 days of content, offering simultaneous users 24/7 access to live and recorded video from their desktop computers or smart devices. An intuitive, streamlined user interface for both Mac(R) and PC platforms allows users to access and review video with ease, whether working locally or remotely. With the ability to play, pause, and search recorded content using either a desktop or mobile device, UCC staff can quickly ensure that broadcasts meet regulations governing technical aspects, as well as advertising and content. The Observer's content export module allows users to export clip material to DVD.
UCC is using Volicon's Observer scheduling module to extend its existing monitoring capacity strategically across the country's increasing number of broadcast channels. This approach ensures that UCC will be able to build out its Observer platform systematically, even as it takes on monitoring of a rising channel count. Volicon's patented Virtual Media Network (VMN) technology provides a unique architecture that allows for efficient expansion and scalability from small to large deployments, seamless and efficient streaming throughout the organization, and optimized video logging and monitoring.
Further information about Volicon and the company's Observer digital video monitoring and logging products is available at www.volicon.com.
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Volicon provides the broadcast and cable industries with the most efficient, reliable, and cost-effective automated multichannel video content logging and monitoring system for compliance, media analysis, content repurposing, and quality of service. Its Observer(R) real-time digital video monitoring and logging solutions are based on Volicon's patented Virtual Media Network (VMN). VMN is comprised of a multichannel video streaming engine, interactive search, content analytics, and service monitoring and alarming capabilities. Volicon products and services meet the demanding requirements of broadcasters, cable and IPTV service providers, and enterprise and government organizations looking to improve broadcast product quality, enhance video management, and lower costs. More information is available at www.volicon.com.