Continuing to be ahead of the game when it comes to compliance with the CALM Act (which goes into effect in December), Volicon beefed up the capabilities of its Observer loudness monitoring module with enhanced graphing, reporting and real-time alert features (for more information, click here and here).

Volicon’s Observer loudness monitoring module, available on all Observer product lines, allows users to measure AC3 dialnorm levels and to monitor their broadcasts’ compliance with ITU BS.1770-1 and BS.1770-2, ATSC A/85 RP 2011, CALM Act (FCC Report 11-182A1), EBU R128 (Tech 3341/2/3/4), and ARIB TR-B32 standards, the company says.

Intuitive overlay controls within the Observer system’s Web-based interface let users maintain continuous measurements that identify program loudness and loudness range, including momentary (M), short-term (S), and integrated (I) measurements, with adjustable short-form (< 2 minutes) and long-form time frames that compare the ad’s loudness to surrounding channels.

The Observer system also allows for the viewing and export of A/V affidavits with audio, video and frame-accurate loudness measurements burned in, “which facilitates fast resolution of loudness complaints,” Volicon notes.

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