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XENTAURIX Modules & Tools

Multiscreen | Multiviewer

With the X-Multiscreen module you can extend the XENTAURIX system to multiviewer display. Live TV, radio and video streams are displayed on one or more LED monitors. The mosaic size and positioning of the channels and the multiviewer layout are individually configurable for each monitor. The multiscreen layouts are saved as favorites, which can be used to recall up different display variants. Each monitor requires a Mini PC with Vesa mount, which is included. Up to 26 HD channels can be displayed per LED monitor with up to 8 audio bars per channel, channel name, time / date (local + GMT). Video / audio signal losses are signalled visually as well as acoustically. The number of monitors that can be combined to form a video wall is virtually.

TV Audience Analytics

The XENTAURIX Rating Analyzer module provides marketing, media, advertising and broadcast companies with a state-of-the-art query and editing medium for analyzing TV programs in connection with viewer ratings. The basis for the program analysis are viewer ratings, as provided by e.g. GfK, Nielsen, Gallup TNS etc. and processed in the XentauriX system.

Monitor commercials on TV, radio and webcasts

With the X-Ad module, commercials on TV, radio and webcasts are automatically detected and stored near real-time. The commercials including program information and statistical data can be accessed via the XENTAURIX® Dashboard. The display and playback of commercials and commercial breaks is done via mouse click from the overview list, via slider function, program timeline or storyboard. The multiscreen function in the dashboard can be used to play back several broadcast channels synchronously, e.g. to monitor commercials simultaneously on different stations.

Automatic music recognition in TV, radio and webcasts

The X-Music module enables automated music track recognition in TV and radio stations as well as social media livestreams, based on a database with currently well over 100 million music tracks that is constantly updated. Music titles are recognized within a few seconds and displayed and stored on the XENTAURIX dashboard with channel name, title, artist, duration, day and time. The module also detects background music in posts, commercials, etc. By means of filtering, e.g. hit lists can be created or music titles can be searched for specifically via selected channels.

Speech-to-Text Recognition

The XENTAURIX Media & Broadcast Logger enables automatic transcription of speech to text (S2T) in 24/7 mode, timer mode, and when creating video and audio clips. In combination with our X-S2T module, we use 3rd party technologies with sophisticated algorithms of the neural deep learning network of S2T cloud service providers or deploy an independent stand-alone solution, depending on the customer specific application.

All transcribed words are stored with time code and other metadata in the database of the Media & Broadcast Logger system, so that they are displayed broadcast-synchronously during playback. The search engine and filter functions integrated in the logger can be used to search specifically for words, word combinations in specifiable time periods and channels in the recorded content. The results list displays the searched word or word combinations together with the context. With a mouse click the results can be started and verified together with the video or audio-only recording.

Optionally, we offer the possibility to automatically translate and display the transcribed text in other languages

Content Recognition with Artificial Intelligence

With the XENTAURIX module “X-Smart Media”, audio-visual information is automatically identified with the support of artificial intelligence. The AI generates a wide range of intelligent metadata. These enable comprehensive search capabilities and content recognition of faces, people, objects, locations, styles, sounds, languages, brands, sports events, audience responses and more.

Closed Captions and Subtitles

The X-CC module extracts subtitles and closed captions from the TV signal and synchronizes them with recordings as data. This gives you an easy way to index the video according to speech, if the Closed Captions are used for subtitling the speech.

TS & Proxy Monitoring and Recording

The X-TS module proceeds full resolution MPEG TS and low resolution proxy recordings including accompanying metadata. TS and proxy content will be recorded in XENTAURIX subunits or external storage devices. Operators can monitor live and playback, search and edit video clips with the proxy functionality on their PCs. Created low resolution video clips will be concurrently available and stored in high resolution quality. The X-TS module delivers additionally Unicast MPTS or SPTS streams for IPTV applications.

Multiple Input Devices

The standard input signals of XENTAURIX systems are M/SPTS IP streams (UDP/TCP/RTP). In addition, the system can process DVB-S/T/C and FM/AM/DAB radio through fully integrated receivers (with decryption) as well as SD/HD-SDI, ASI, analog video/audio and IP streams.

MultiAudio Support

The X-MultiAudio module proceeds encoding, recording and streaming of additional audio channels within a video feed, depending on type of signal source.

Loudness Monitoring according to EBU R128 | ITU BS1770-2

The X-Loudness module controls compliances measurement of audio levels according to EBU R128 and ITU BS1770-2.

QoS: TR101|290 and other Tools

X-TR101 With this free module, errors of DVB Transport Stream parameters can be displayed. The module can be combined with other modules such as Player etc. for one or more transponders/transmitters on the XENTAURIX dashboard and can also be displayed for a large number of channels on separate web pages.

X-VALD The free, integrated tool checks functions such as video loss, frozen video, low audio levels and audio loss in accordance with EBU R128 and ITU BS1770-2 and automatically reports when set parameters fail or are exceeded or undercut.

Operating status: The XENTAURIX HTML5-based administration level provides a variety of function and log displays of a XENTAURIX system for a clear presentation of component and system functionalities. Selected HTML5 pages are displayed on large monitors in control rooms for QoS control.

Recording Social Media TV Streams

Web TV streams as well as live video streams e.g. from Facebook, YouTube, Instagram can be recorded with the XENTAURIX Broadcast Logger or alternatively via the XENTAURIX Cloud Service. As soon as a selected stream is received, the logger automatically records in the original quality.

Website Recording

XENTAURIX offers the possibility to record and archive complete websites including all subpages or certain websites. This feature is primarily used by news and social media sites to get a record of their news and story updates. The recording cycle can be adjusted via the XENTAURIX timer to record time-controlled, e.g. every 5 minutes, 1 hour, 24 hours etc. The XENTAURIX HTML5 dashboard allows the user to select the recording time and browse the web pages in playback mode.