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Media monitoring of broadcasters and webcasters with multilingual speech recognition

IBC 2023: September 15-19, artec technologies AG presents:

Media monitoring of broadcasters and webcasters with multilingual speech recognition with the XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Logger

The XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Logger from artec technologies AG has proven its functionality and reliability for more than 20 years at broadcasters, media monitoring agencies, media institutions, etc.. The logger is an indispensable system for storing, analyzing and further processing broadcast content from TV, radio and webcast stations.

Ingenious feature offers AI-based, multilingual speech recognition

With the AI-based multilingual speech recognition (Speech-to-text, S2T for short) integrated in XENTAURIX, a new feature is available. Broadcast and webcast broadcasts can now be automatically transcribed in a wide range of languages and – optionally – be translated directly into a variety of target languages such as English, German, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese. Spelling and grammar rules such as punctuation and capitalization are automatically taken into account, so that editorial work on the translated texts is reduced to a minimum.

Automatic transcription with translation offers efficiency gains in research and analysis

The use of transcription and translation with over 50 different languages offers completely new perspectives for broadcasters, press and news agencies, digital publishers, crisis centers, media monitoring agencies, news services, financial and economic sectors. Current news broadcasts are available with an adjustable time offset with transcribed text or translated as English or German text broadcast synchronously. Video clips with transcription or transcription only can be created and forwarded on-the-fly or at a later time. All broadcasts are recorded 24/7 with customer-specific storage time (days, months, years) and can be retrieved and edited at any time. The search engine integrated in the logger enables a targeted search for contributions by entering search words, station and time period.

In-house system or cloud service for individual requirements

XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Logger is available as an in-house system or as a cloud service. The speech-to-text feature is optionally available, works autonomously and does not require an S2T provider. The logger systems are modular and can process a few to thousands of channels simultaneously, depending on customer requirements, with the highest possible operational reliability. Originally developed as a digital video recorder, the XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Logger has evolved for multifunctional use. The logger combines, among other things, compliance recording, creation and forwarding of video clips, TV ratings analysis, TV, radio spot as well as music recognition, web page recording, multiscreen and signal monitoring, re-streaming, encoding and transcoding, enabling the system to score even in demanding applications.

Please make an appointment by sending an email to or ask for further information. We look forward to seeing you in hall 7, booth A40!

artec technologies AG
Muehlenstr. 15-18
49356 Diepholz

Qatar: News agency relies on Xentaurix TV, web TV and radio information system

March 2023

artec technologies AG wins tender in Qatar: news agency relies on Xentaurix TV, Web TV and radio information system

  • AI-based automatic transcription converts audio data into text almost in real time and translates into different languages
  • Users such as journalists, marketing experts and security forces benefit from reduced research time

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Recording and Analysis System for Long Range Multi-Sensor HD-SDI Video Cameras

September 2022

Recording and Analysis System for Long Range Multi-Sensor HD-SDI Video Cameras

Within the scope of a maritime project, artec technologies AG has developed a HD-SDI recording system – based on its XENTAURIX® Media & Broadcast Logger platform – that processes, records and makes searchable video data from state-of-the-art multi-sensor HD-SDI cameras including internal and external metadata. The metadata are NMEA and GPS data. Among other things, the XENTAURIX system is used to analyze combat events. The operation is unspectacular and consists only of start and stop. After the stop entry, a video clip is automatically created and forwarded to the command centre for analysis. In the background, the system permanently records 24/7. For further recording analysis, the XENTAURIX HTML5-based dashboard is available. The decision in favor of the XENTAURIX system was made after extensive field tests with various HD-SDI recorders. With this solution artec technologies complements the product portfolio in the maritime business field. Already in maritime use are XENTAURIX® systems for training documentation in ship simulators and MULTIEYE® video systems for sea-based reconnaissance in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The combination of long-range multi-sensor HD-SDI cameras such as the SeaFlir 280HD and the XENTAURIX system is highly interesting in terms of spectacular, multi-spectral video quality with associating metadata – for all security areas.

Instant Replay function with XENTAURIX
September 2021

Instant Replay function with XENTAURIX

With the introduction of frame store recording in the XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Loggers and the XENTAURIX Cloud in 2020, all clients with the HTML5-based XENTAURIX dashboard will be able to use the instant replay function. This enables stepless replay via slider – without delay – from the live signal. There is no buffer time in the new process. As with the timeshift function, the instant replay can be used over the entire recording time (days, weeks, months). During replay, it is then possible to fast-forward and rewind at different speeds, pause, create video clips and snapshots, annotate and upload – navigable via slider, calendar, storyboard or metadata. Instant Replay also works in multiscreen view, all channels are then displayed time-shifted.

Screenshot of the XENTAURIX dashboard. The slider (arrow) was used to “rewind” the live image by 10 seconds.

Looking for Broadcast Compliance System Replacement?

Looking for a Broadcast Compliance System Replacement?

Several manufacturers have recently announced that their TV/Radio Compliance Logger systems will cease production and no further support and service will be provided. artec technologies AG with its XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Logger products offers corresponding solutions to ensure seamless monitoring and recording for users. This can be done, for example, by exchanging software and, if necessary, new hardware.

We offer first-hand support and service as well as interesting financing options. In addition to on-premises systems, we also offer cloud TV, radio and video compliance services. Please contact us with your request, we will be happy to help you.


Website Recording and Logging

Website Recording and Logging

Websites need content, must be updated and maintained. What if the website file is no longer readable, errors occur or you want to access older pages that have already been deleted. How can I monitor changes on my competitors’ websites over a longer period of time? Have website contents (e.g. DSVGO warnings) been changed on the prescribed date?

artec technologies AG offers a website recording service in which all or parts of a homepage are stored cyclically. Here the recording interval duration for the recording of the complete or certain web pages can be set as well as the total storage time in months. The last day is always deleted during the storage period, so that, for example, the website backup of the last day is always deleted during one month.

Under the brand name XENTAURIX® artec technologies AG from Diepholz offers a media & broadcast logging system as well as a cloud service for monitoring, recording and content analysis of TV, video, radio and websites.

Further information about the XENTAURIX Website Recording Service can be obtained from:
artec technologies AG
Mühlenstr. 15-18
49356 Diepholz

Monitor, Record and Analyse Live Streams From Social Media Platforms

Monitor, Record and Analyse Live Streams From Social Media Platforms

Live streams from social platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and Instagram are becoming more and more important as your content reaches not only cross-country, but also specific and large target groups. In addition, there is interactivity. Whether current news, games, thematic content, advertising, etc. But livestreams are also used to transmit sexist, propagandistic and violent content. The livestreams offer a multitude of interesting and relevant information as well as images that can be evaluated according to certain criteria. In order to analyze the live content, a system of monitoring, recording and AI-based analysis is required.

Social Media Monitoring

Customers include media monitoring companies, digital publishers, marketing companies as well as from the field of public security (police, Federal Criminal Police Office, Customs Criminal Police Office, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution).

Under the brand name XENTAURIX® artec technologies AG from Diepholz offers a Media & Broadcast Logging System as well as a Cloud Service, which is used for monitoring, recording and analysis of social media live streams.

Further information can be obtained from:
artec technologies AG
Mühlenstr. 15-18
49356 Diepholz

Extension of the XENTAURIX Logging System at beIN Sports/Doha

August 2019

beIN-Sports a world leading sports TV channel expands XENTAURIX media & broadcast logger from 132 to 520 TV channels, making it one of the largest TV logger systems in the Arab region

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Media companies use artificial intelligence to lift their data treasures from TV & Internet
September 2018

artec technologies AG shows how to do it at the IBC2018 in Amsterdam

Diepholz / Bremen – Germany — artec turns video/audio data into “Smart Media”. This is particularly interesting for the media industry. Because the audiovisual data from television, Internet and radio contain valuable information. artec’s XENTAURIX AI platform makes it possible to efficiently monetize this data treasure. artec, together with the Finnish AI specialist Valossa, will present its capabilities at the IBC (14. – 18.09.2018): Booth no. 7.B16.

Explore the extensive capabilities of XENTAURIX AI in our preview video:

XENTAURIX AI automates a multitude of time and personnel intensive tasks and uses technologies such as transcription/object recognition to sort large amounts of data and uncover relevant insights. With manual techniques, this requires thousands of working hours. With the additional cognitive capabilities of Valossa AI, we are further increasing the added value of XENTAURIX for our customers and opening up new ways in the monetization of digital content,” says Thomas Hoffmann, CEO of artec. XENTAURIX is available as an in-house or cloud solution. As part of the expansion, cloud analysis can also be used as a simple pay-as-you-go service in the future. Without complex contracts, data can be uploaded for analysis and then billed via credit card.

Customers use the platform to specifically evaluate their audiovisual information material from a wide variety of sources (TV, radio, streaming services and social media). Users have access to a wide variety of cognitive analysis tools (engines), which are enhanced by the use of deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) programs. XENTAURIX AI cognitive engines accelerate and extend metadata collection, enabling broadcasters, media companies and content owners to stay competitive by reducing personnel workload, reducing costs whilst expanding their video intelligence.

XENTAURIX AI is accessible from any browser enabled device, laptop, tablet or cloud featuring a customisable HTML5 user interface and extensive REST API to allow fast workflow integration with existing applications.

XENTAURIX Artificial Intelligence (AI) turns your video media into “Smart Media”!
July 2018

XentauriX Broadcast Logger – new features!

artec technologies advances the XENTAURIX Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform with new capabilities by turning video and audio media into “Smart Media”. Broadcasters, Monitoring and News Agencies all acknowledge media files contain valuable information, which is difficult to unlock without extensive teams of personnel to review and catalogue the media. This is a time consuming and expensive task. With XENTAURIX “Smart Media” this valuable information is automatically unlocked using Artificial Intelligence (AI) generating a wide range of smart metadata enabling advanced search capabilities and content recognition of faces, persons, objects, locations, styles, sound, speech transcription, brands, sport events, audience reactions and much more by using advanced machine learning with our partner Valossa (Oulu, Finland).

XENTAURIX Smart Media“The co-operation with Valossa, now enables XENTAURIX AI to automatically detect a wide range of advanced “Smart Media” attributes without the need for large teams of personnel to catalog their media. With XentauriX AI and Valossa, the number of media monitoring personnel is significantly reduced, enabling media monitoring personnel to focus on the automated detection results to catalogue their media rather than scanning each second of footage. This technological approach will save XENTAURIX customers significant personnel staffing budgets with greater operational efficiencies and allow media expansion with a well defined linear financial metric, thereby allowing more media to be processed with reduced personnel”, states Thomas Hoffmann, Managing Director of artec technologies AG.

XENTAURIX AI integrates closely with Valossa to provide “Smart Media” intelligence results quickly and efficiently, whilst combining these results with XentauriX metadata, ensuring the XentauriX AI search engine is enriched to provide a rich data source of company wide media intelligence.

“Our collaboration with XENTAURIX delivers significant value add to media industry by making video production more manageable, and enabling new ways for digital content monetization. Valossa AI delivers superhuman cognitive capabilities for content screening tasks, and this power can now be harnessed to good use via XENTAURIX platform.”, says Valossa CEO Mika Rautiainen.

artec technologies presents the new technology at the International Broadcast Exhibition IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, booth B16, hall 9, September 14-18, 2018

XentauriX Media & Broadcast Logger – new features!

April 2018

XentauriX Media & Broadcast Logger – new features!

A warm hello to all of our customers! We have been very busy in the past few months adding new features to XENTAURIX. Here is a quick run down of our latest features to enhance your XENTAURIX solution.

Record Web TV, Facebook and YouTube streams

XENTAURIX now features the ability to record Web TV streams, including Facebook live and YouTube and is ideally suited for your social media streams. This new Web TV capability is available for on-premise installation or via the XENTAURIX Cloud service.


Transport Stream (TS) Snapshots

XENTAURIX now supports original high quality Transport Stream (TS) “image snapshots”, taken from your high quality Transport Stream. This allows images to be repurposed and published to media distribution platforms in minutes using the simple to use HTML5 XENTAURIX user interface.

Options Screenshot FTP


XENATURIX storyboard now features colour coding for time of day and display intervals from 5 seconds (previously 30 seconds), providing very granular content viewing and playback capabilities. XENTAURIX storyboard also features multiple side-by-side channel comparison to quickly locate and playback content from multiple channels.

Audience Analysis now in HTML5

XENTAURIX now features all the audience analysis capabilities within the HTML5 interface, including viewer ratings for channel, target group comparison, viewer migration, viewer distribution, viewer demographic grouping and graphical program pie charts. The HTML5 user interface allows user configurable customised panels to view the items that are specifically of interest to your department. XENTAURIX audience analysis operates with GFK, Nielsen and other suppliers of audience viewing statistics.

Zuschauerquoten grafisch dargestellt


XMediaPlayer is designed for media monitoring departments, offering live and VOD playback monitoring and review services. An operator is able to view 6 channels simultaneously with 16x FF (Fast Forward) and 10x RR (Rewind) with instant replay and review to create clips for repurposing and publishing to media distribution platforms.

XENTAURIX Media Player

Web site Recording, Web Archiving

XENTAURIX now offers the ability to record and archive complete websites, including all subpages or specified webpages. This new feature is primarily utilised by news and social media sites to maintain a recording of their news and story updates. The recording cycle is adjustable by the XENTAURIX scheduler to take timed based snapshots, for example every 5 minutes, 1 hour, 24 hours etc. The XENTAURIX HTML5 Player allows users to select the recording time and browse through the web pages normally in a replay mode.

Contact us today to find out more about XENTAURIX

artec technologies AG: Leading European media group opts for the XENTAURIX Cloud


artec technologies AG: Leading European media group opts for the XENTAURIX Cloud

+ Open cloud platform with cognitive engines for audio-visual data analysis

+ Customers benefit from in-depth analysis of their data and low costs

+ Artificial intelligence increasingly in demand in the media world

Diepholz/Bremen – 13. December 2017: artec technologies AG (ISIN DE0005209589), specialist for intelligent and user-defined applications in real-time audio-visual data processing and analysis, has gained another reference customer for its XENTAURIX cloud. With a multi-year framework agreement, the media group will use extensive applications of the XENTAURIX cloud from January onwards.

As a software-as-a-service (SaaS), the customer is provided with powerful computer programs to search, analyze, process and produce new audio-visual content. The infrastructure set up especially for the Group meets the high security requirements in a cloud operation and ensures compliance with national data protection guidelines.

“We are very pleased that we were able to win over another leading European media group for our XENTAURIX cloud services in the current year. Our patented technology makes it easier for our customers to make their daily editorial work more efficient and cost-effective, and to better analyze and monetise their data – the oil of the future”, says artec CEO Thomas Hoffmann. In recent years, artec has consistently advanced the strengths and quality of its products and services in the media and broadcast industries and introduced further innovations to the market. Thanks to its many years of experience, the company has an important competitive advantage.

Customers use the XENTAURIX cloud platform to systematically evaluate their audiovisual information material from a wide variety of sources, including TV, radio, streaming services and social media. For this purpose, various cognitive analysis tools – so-called engines – are available to users, which will be expanded in the future by the use of deep learning and artificial intelligence programmes. These cognitive engines accelerate meaningful data collection that enables industry experts to stay competitive with real-time intelligence and powerful applications, both now and in the future.

In addition to its own artec engines, the platform is also open to third parties in order to offer customers maximum added value and the greatest possible flexibility from a data analysis. The XENTAURIX Cloud’s current and future applications include: audience ratings and sentiment, audio and video fingerprinting analysis, face and object recognition, translation of a wide range of languages, and fake news recognition. Evaluations are retrieved where they are needed – from a laptop, tablet and cloud to any environment that meets the needs of a company.

Fake news detection: Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are increasingly being used to disseminate information. As a rule, these platforms are not monitored, the sources of information are not checked and thus the possibility is offered to spread untruths. This is a major challenge for professional news agencies and the media world as a whole. The message recognition engine (developed by University College London) enables the content of social media platforms to be validated against known reference sources.

Press and investor relations contact:

artec technologies AG

Fabian Lorenz


Tel.: +49 5441 599516

artec technologies at IBC2017 in Amsterdam

 artec technologies at IBC2017 in Amsterdam

artec technologies AG from Diepholz/Germany presents new and proven products and system solutions of its XENTAURIX platform at Booth C28 in Hall 7:


The XENTAURIX Video Cloud permits to record and analyse TV and radio stations, web TV and radio stations as well as Internet video live streams. Applications include broadcast recording, statutory broadcast confirmation, long-term archiving, competition monitoring, TV audience analysis and detection of same/similar broadcast contents or copyright violations. The TV and radio stations selected by the customer are seamlessly recorded together with their metadata such as EPG, subtitles and teletext. Screenshots and video clips can be user-friendly made and centrally stored, processed and downloaded. In addition, the XENTAURIX Video Cloud offers OTT services and is operated via the data centre of artec technologies AG.

XENTAURIX Content Analysis

The Video Fingerprinting Tool permits to automatically search for same or similar broadcast contents, e.g. to find commercials in TV broadcasts. Video fingerprinting is also used to detect copyright violations. The Audio Fingerprinting Tool from artec automatically recognises music in TV and radio broadcasts based on a database containing far more than 40 million music tracks.

TV Audience Analysis Tool

The TV Audience Analysis Tool for the transparent analysis of audience ratings provides tools for station and target group comparison, audience distribution, affinity as well as audience migration. The audience ratings over time are displayed in the form of diagrams and can be played back in fast forward or reverse mode. For the synchronous playback of TV broadcasts and audience ratings, the analysis tools can be combined with video players.

XENTAURIX BroadcastLogger

The proven XENTAURIX BroadcastLogger (XBL) is a professional media recorder for the digital recording, analysis and playback of different TV, video and audio formats and their metadata. It is used as multi-source/multi-channel encoding, monitoring, transcoding, recording and streaming system for numerous applications and has been used worldwide for many years. The latest version features a HTML5 user interface and allows the storage of personalised GUIs. At the trade fair, artec moreover showcases the new X-MediaPlayer for the analysis of live and on demand TV content and clips with up to six simultaneous players on a single screen, synchronous playback and seamless switching from live to time shift operation.

>>> artec technologies AG: Hall 7 Booth C28.

Press and Investor Relations Contact

artec technologies AG

Fabian Lorenz


Phone: +49 5441 599516

International media corporation chooses artec cloud platform for TV analysis

April 11, 2017

International media corporation chooses artec cloud platform for TV analysis

+ First major new customer after the launch of the cloud initiative in February
+ Real-time analysis for the customer’s European TV stations

+ Analysis of real-time information from multiple sources has only just begun


Diepholz/Bremen – 11 April 2017: An international media corporation has chosen the cloud platform of artec technologies AG (WKN 520958), a specialist for the storage and evaluation of real-time information from diverse sources from TV to the Internet, for the documentation and analysis of its European TV stations. The cooperation has been agreed for at least several years. It is the first major customer signed up after the launch of artec’s cloud initiative in February 2017. artec is thus expanding its business model and becoming a supplier of cloud-based solutions for the TV, media and advertising industries besides handling the traditional project business.

“We are very pleased that we needed only such a short time to convince the first major new customers of the benefits of our patented XENTAURIX technology platform as a cloud service, as it shows that expanding our business model has been the right decision,” says artec CEO Thomas Hoffmann. “And this is only just the beginning. More and more enterprises are beginning to see the opportunities that arise for their business from analysing real-time information from multiple sources – from TV and radio to social media. artec has decades of experience in this field and is able to offer the most diverse, customised analysis tools on this basis.”

SaaS cloud platform for the analysis of TV stations and social media

Operated under the SaaS (Software as a Service) scheme, artec’s cloud platform comprises European TV and radio stations and facilitates the integration of analytical feedbacks from social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. The artec services combine technologies which not only enable the automated recognition of images, logos, texts, objects, faces and voices in video sequences to make it easier for rights holders, media institutions and advertising agencies to monitor the rights of use of their own contents. The advertising industry also stands to benefit from these services. Tools for the more detailed analysis of audience ratings, for instance, provide more detailed insights which help programme planners and editors to make the necessary adjustments to optimise their own ratings.

artec expects the predictable and high-margin cloud revenues to make an important contribution to revenues in the Broadcast Division in the medium term.

artec technologies AG launches cloud platform for integrated TV and online audience analyses

February 3, 2017

artec technologies AG launches cloud platform for integrated TV and online audience analyses

+ Real-time analysis of initially 300 European TV stations
+ Analytical feedback from social media

+ Targeting multi-screeners for maximising ad spend’s ROI


artec technologies AG (WKN 520958), a specialist for the storage and evaluation of real-time information from diverse sources from TV to the Internet, has announced an expansion of its business model. In addition to its traditional business, the company will provide cloud-based artificial intelligence, analytics and cognitive solutions. Its new cloud platform for TV and online analyses will allow to integrate real-time analysis of initially 300 European TV stations with analytical feedback from social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

“Having invested a great deal of effort into the evolution of our patented XENTAURIX technology platform, we are now ready to offer our high-end solutions also in the cloud,” says artec CEO Thomas Hoffmann. Customers stand to benefit from our decades-long experience in storing and evaluating real-time information from a wide variety of sources. For several years we have also been operating our own Cloud TV Service Center but, save for a few exceptions, it has most been used for internal purposes.”


Operated on an SaaS (Software as a Service) basis, artec’s cloud platform offers companies the possibility to document, archive and research European TV channels in real-time. The tools for detailed TV audience analysis co-developed by artec can be combined with sentiment analyses of target audiences based on data from social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, thereby offering profound insights to assist programme planners and editors in making adjustments to improve their own ratings.

At their core, the artec services pull together technologies which enable automated recognition of images, logos, texts, objects, faces and languages in video sequences. Rights owners, media organisations and advertising agencies can use these technologies for improved monitoring of their own content. Advertisers benefit from these services as well.


Thomas Hoffmann explains: “While watching TV, today’s typical media consumer uses several screen-based devices such as smartphones and tablets. These “multi-screeners” are among the most valued and influential consumer groups. These are young, trend-oriented consumers with plenty of purchasing power. Customers can use the smart combination of our technologies to enhance both their reach and their advertising impact. Therefore, a TV commercial can be timed to coincide with the simultaneous launch of coordinated web campaign, with online ads picking up the story of the TV commercial in order to motivate multi-screeners to purchase. As a result, reach and impact of brands and messages can be improved and thereby the ad spend’s ROI maximised.”