Triveni Adds Closed-Caption Monitoring

April 23, 2015
At NAB in Las Vegas, Triveni Digital showcased closed-caption monitoring and auditing capabilities for its StreamScope RM-40 transport ...
At NAB in Las Vegas, Triveni Digital showcased closed-caption monitoring and auditing capabilities for its StreamScope RM-40 transport stream monitoring system. The new capability is intended to let broadcast, cable, telco, satellite, and IPTV operators monitor closed-caption information for multiple TV services to comply with FCC 14-12, the U.S. government's regulation for the provisioning of closed captions in video programming. It's designed to ensure that all closed captions are accurate, synchronized, complete, and appropriately placed on-screen per FCC 14-12. The new closed-caption monitoring capabilities are available as a free software upgrade for existing ESSP customers.

Using the platform, operators can continuously monitor EIA-608, EIA-708-E, SCTE 20, and SCTE 21 closed captions encoded in MPEG-2 and AVC (H.264) for linear video services. After a closed-caption issue has been detected, the StreamScope RM-40 provides a real-time report that includes high-resolution video thumbnails and text associated with the caption, to enable engineers to pinpoint the issue and resolve it.