Harris Corp. has announced enhancements to its Videotek QuiC media analysis server, a fully automated, file-based test and measurement tool that verifies the quality of compressed digital files before the content is distributed.
According to the company, the latest QuiC software update (version 1.7) includes a new multi-box management feature that enables the analysis server to be pointed to external drop boxes (folders) in any Windows-compatible server network.
Other new key features in QuiC version 1.7 include e-mail notification, which automatically notifies the operator when files fail to process; time code detection, which detects SMPTE-formatted time code data and works with MXF, GXF or MOV files; and closed captioning detection, which alerts operators when thresholds have been exceeded.
Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications, said: QuiC virtually eliminates the potential for human error, as it can automatically detect, report and repair files within the server network with very little human intervention. With QuiC, broadcasters have a more efficient method of content analysis, in many different formats, prior to distribution.