At NAB 2016 (Booth SU 7110) Bridge Technologies will unveil its new-model services package initiative that provides customers with automated off-site data backup, system-wide automated software updates, remote hands-on technical support, and a planning and provisioning consultancy package.
The 2016 version of the VB288 Remote Data Wall (RDW) will also be revealed, with a more powerful way to create a customized ‘flight deck’ of data instruments through an easy-to-use widget toolkit and the ability to build data wall displays across multiple screens, viewed in the control room or remotely. No special skills are required to configure and assemble the RDW data wall display; users can quickly assemble a ‘flight-deck’ of instrumentation that is completely tailored to their own requirements. The RDW is browser-based, using html5, and does not require the hardware that conventional data wall systems use to drive the display screens, nor the HDMI cables to connect them. RDW supports the creation of data wall displays across multiple screens that can be addressed and controlled as a single entity, and can be viewed either on dedicated groups of screens at one or more locations, or accessed remotely from any connected computer. Individualised subsets of information can be chosen to float as widgets above a computer desktop, to allow engineers to keep an eye on a particular aspect of performance while working remotely.
Bridge Technologies will debut its innovative Timeline technology for exploring recorded monitoring data in a live NLE-style interface, giving users a completely new level of understanding of faults and outages, and providing a powerful way of verifying SLAs and validating regulatory obligations. All the monitoring parameters are visible on individual tracks, and users can scrub through the data at any point in the recorded archive, opening and collapsing data tracks, and zooming in to observe fine detail on all the visible tracks. The timeline shows content thumbnails, alarm markers and all the metrics and status displays familiar from the monitoring system’s real-time graphical displays, making visual navigation through the data simple and intuitive. The ability to archive data recorded over a period of several months or years and play through it in the Timeline interface allows users to see recurring patterns and fault syndromes that may be invisible over a shorter timescale.
New virtualized probes will allow users to pick and mix the most effective combination of software and hardware monitoring nodes. NAB 2016 will also see the latest development of the award-winning Gold TS Protection technology that makes monitoring for digital services much quicker to set up, and fault-tracking much faster, more accurate and secure.