Parent Category:| 13-08-2013
artec technologies has updated the XENTAURIX media and broadcast platform, to be launched at IBC2013, which adds the capability to time-shift live streaming online and to mobile devices by minutes, hours, years or even decades.
The potential is that television stations need no longer maintain their own long-term archives, putting all their material online, protected by closed user groups.
"This creates a new audiovisual archive with virtually unlimited capacity," said Ingo Hoffmann, CTO of artec, "a kind of Google for television, a 'television time machine'".
The platform is already used for a variety of practical applications including audience analysis and compliance logging. It acquires content along with its metadata, processes and records it, streams it live or time-shifted, and allows for search through the metadata. Streaming can be online, to mobile devices, set-top boxes or to hybrid broadcast-broadband (HbbTV) networks.
The new functionality adds the ability to time-shift over extended periods of time. In combination with the XENTAURIX search engine, users can search through recordings of many television stations, using metadata including the EPG, subtitles and audio transcriptions.
"Online monitoring and editing is creating millions of hours of video which are directly accessible, and which can now be searched," added Hoffmann. "This technology is as applicable to reality television and docu-soaps as it is to environmental and traffic surveillance video. You cannot travel through space with our television time machine but you can travel through time to any point for instant, frame-accurate playback."