The Telos Alliance® —parent company of 25-Seven®, makers of the Voltair® Watermark Monitor and Processor—announced today pricing for its Voltair Data Export Licenses, which give broadcasters a comprehensive minute-by-minute understanding of program confidence encoding in PPM®. Voltair will be on display at NAB 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Telos Alliance Booth #N1934, April 18-21, 2016.
Stations depend on Voltair’s watermark enhancement processing using Voltair’s one-hour confidence display providing an instant indication of how well audio is encoding. The same analysis engine that drives Voltair’s one-hour display also gets recorded internally. Once Voltair users install a Data Export License, they can access ongoing details of the encoding confidence for transmitted audio and retrieve confidence records for any day in the past.
By plotting confidence data against ratings or playlist data, programmers can build a comprehensive model of the interplay between content, day parts, and encoding confidence, then use this data to adjust playlists, position breaks in quarter hours, and change stop sets.
Telos has been suppyling the data export option under a free evaluation license. As those licenses are set to expire May 1, 2016, the following pricing structures are set to take effect.
$99/Unit Introductory Pricing
License Valid from May 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016
$295/Unit Early Bird Pricing for 2017*
License Period from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
*Only those who purchase 2016 Introductory Data Export Licenses are eligible for 2017 Early Bird pricing. To lock in this rate, 2017 Data Export Licenses must be ordered before June 30, 2016. AfterJune 30, 2016, prices are subject to change.
Broadcasters can access data by using Voltair's web tools to process any day's data into a spreadsheet or CSV file or by using Voltair's Data Publishing Port for automatic data retrieval. The latter sends a continuous stream of confidence and "heartbeat" information to a collector program, which is ideal for automatic retrieval and processing by software tools written in any number of programming languages.
Voltair Data Export Offers the Following Tools:
- The Confidence level of complete PPM® messages received, at periods of 4.8 seconds, one minute, and 15 minutes (4.8 second confidences are only available in raw form through the Data Publishing port).
Confidence measured for both the Encoder output and Voltair Enhancement.
Confidence measured through the Environment as set by the user.
Changes in Enhancement level, Environment name and Environment level.
Whether or not Voltair is processing audio.
Other operational alerts that can be useful in case of encoding problems.
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About The Telos Alliance
For three decades, the brands of the Telos Alliance have revolutionized radio and television by pioneering disruptive, cutting-edge audio technology with the goal of helping global networks and local stations produce better programming, improve audience engagement, and bolster ratings. The Telos Alliance is made up of six brands—Telos Systems, Omnia® Audio, Axia® Audio, Linear Acoustic®, 25-Seven®, and Minnetonka™Audio. Distinctly and collectively, the Telos Alliance brands raise the bar for quality and innovation in the radio and television industries. Together, this group represents some of the brightest minds in radio and television broadcast audio, with dozens of awards and a growing patent and IP portfolio to back up the claim.