Media & Broadcast Logger

TV / Radio / Video Compliance and Content Analysis System

The XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Logger is a multi-functional media & broadcast recording and compliance system for digital recording, playback and content analysis of a wide range of TV, radio, video and streaming sources including their metadata.

Originally developed as a pure digital video recorder, the Media & Broadcast Logger has since expanded well beyond its initial scope. The Logger now integrates multi-channel and multi-source signal capturing, ingestion, processing, transcoding, recording, multiscreen monitoring, content re-streaming and re-purposing, editing, and export of video clips and snapshots into a single system. Additionally, it includes a search engine, content analysis functionalities, high-performance streaming and web server, and much more.

XENTAURIX triple player with storyboard

XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Logger Systems are used by

  • Broadcasters
  • Media Enterprises
  • Cable and Satellite Operators
  • OTT Providers
  • Government and Media Authorities
  • Media Agencies
  • Training and educational Institutions
  • Corporations

Processing of multiple Signal Sources

The basic version of the Media & Broadcast Logger provides activatable M/SPTS IP inputs. Optional inputs are available for Analog, DVB-S2/C2/T2 + ATSC/ATSC3.0, SDI, NDI, ASI, QAM, RGB/DVI/HDMI, TS-IP, RTMP, RTSP, HLS, SRT, MPEG-DASH, SMOOTH and Radio FM/AM/DAB signals. Different signal sources can be combined in one device. For DVB and radio applications, the logger has integrated receivers. A DVB receiver contains up to 8 internal tuners. At AM/FM/DAB operation, one receiver card can process and record up to 32 radio stations simultaneously.

The optional X-TS module allows recording of DVB and IP signal sources in native MPEG-TS format. The combination with the H.264/265 Proxy provides frame-accurate editing, cutting and uploading of TS Native video through the low resolution proxy.

With the integrated streaming and web server, MPEG-Dash streams are available on all common stationary and mobile devices with live, instant and time shift function and as VOD.

Media Broadcast Logger System for image + audio transmission in media, radio and television

Simple, User-Friendly Operation

The state-of-the-art XENTAURIX HTML5-based dashboard with its various layouts offers a combination of multiscreen live signal and playback, metadata, advanced clip creation, search functions, storyboard and analysis tool displays on one interface.

Layouts can be created individually and stored user-specifically both locally and centrally. Video clips can be edited quickly and easily via drag & drop, cut frame-accurately and uploaded to FTP, network share, exported to social media or any other destination. The HTML5 layouts can be created on a black or white background. The versatility of each layout is shown in the slider view.

The logger creates automatic video clips using SCTE-35/SCTE-104 data, or as-run logs, EPG data or timer. With frame store-based recording technology, clients can switch directly from the live view to instant playback and create video clips that can be directly exported.


Multifunctionality through expansion modules

XENTAURX Media & Broadcast Logger can be extended by a variety of modules, e.g.

Actual Application: Recording of Web Live Streams and Web Sites

Social Media Monitoring

The Media & Broadcast Logger records live video streams from web TV as well as from social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, SnapChat, TikTok, Instagram Stories automatically, manually or time-controlled and can be analyzed. The system also offers the possibility to record and archive complete websites including all subpages or specific websites. You can find more info under News.

Media & Broadcast Logger as Standard and Professional Version

The XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Loggers are available as stand-alone server (Standard Version) with up to 40 channels, depending on type of signal sources and encoding demands or in the Professional Version with an unlimited number of channels. Video data can be stored internally or externally, depending on the storage duration and customer requirements.

For further information, please refer to the XENTAURIX Buyers Guide document.

Proof of transmission, recording, competition analysis in standard and extended professional version

Highly Reliable

The XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Logger is a high-performance monitoring and recording system, with which any number of channels can be recorded in the desired recording duration of weeks, months up to years in the original or in customer-specific quality in 24/7 mode or time-controlled via a timer. The systems are equipped with Raid hard disk arrays and redundant power supply units and can be monitored remotely.

For high availability requirements, the Professional System is available in cluster fail-back design.

High rack density, easy operation, user-friendly, low energy expenditure, for little space