Estonia’s Levira Simplifies Multichannel Monitoring With New Volicon Observer® Enterprise


BURLINGTON, Mass. — May 17, 2011 — Volicon today announced that Estonia-based playout service provider Levira is using the Observer® Enterprise digital video logging and monitoring system for centralized off-air asset monitoring at the company’s Tallinn facilities.

Levira operates a state-of-the-art facility that provides channel playout primarily for the Northern European markets. The company currently uses the system to monitor four of its channels.

“The Volicon Observer is the first multichannel browser-based recorder we tried at Levira, and with it we’ve been able to make a significant reduction in the cost and complexity of our monitoring operations,” said Indrek Lepp, director of the Multimedia Services division at Levira. “The easy-to-use system is a much less expensive solution than the single-channel recording servers we used previously, and it not only allows us to monitor all channels from one place, but also enables very convenient sharing of recordings with our customers.”

With unlimited scalability, along with its fully redundant and modular architecture, Observer Enterprise offers enterprise-grade, 24/7 automated record and search capabilities. The system provides Levira staff with an intuitive Web-based interface through which they can access a comprehensive range of compliance, media monitoring, quality management, and content verification tools that facilitate real-time multichannel media monitoring and ad verification, as well as compliance logging or programming evaluation. Levira uses the Volicon system primarily to access channels, check aired content for any errors, and ensure that commercials were aired correctly.

“The deployment of our Observer Enterprise at Levira is another key European installation that highlights the industry’s growing focus on content quality,” said Paul Dubery, director of EMEA business development at Volicon. “The Observer Enterprise provides the flexible, cost-effective monitoring so critical to quality of service, compliance, and competitiveness in expanding broadcast markets.”

About Levira

Levira, owned by the Estonian state and the French telecom and broadcasting company TDF, provides media management and playout services, data-center facilities, operates various broadcast and wireless networks, provides outside broadcast (OB) and SNG services in the Baltic’s, Scandinavia, and beyond. More information is available at

About Volicon

Volicon provides the broadcast and cable industries with the most efficient, reliable, and cost-effective automated multichannel video content logging and monitoring system for compliance, media analysis, content repurposing, and quality of service. Its Observer® real-time digital video monitoring and logging solutions are based on Volicon’s patented Video Monitoring Architecture (VMA). VMA is comprised of a multichannel video streaming engine, interactive search, content analytics, and service monitoring and alarming capabilities. Volicon products and services meet the demanding requirements of broadcasters, cable and IPTV service providers, and enterprise and government organizations looking to improve broadcast product quality, enhance video management, and lower costs. More information is available at