Tecom Group, a Florida-based provider of software solutions for broadcasters, has recently launched a new version of its ORBOX file-based quality control system.
The release is marked by a number of technological updates:
- increased system operating speed due to the migration of the analysis server to Debian 11;
- upgrade of the image processing library to OpenCV v. 4.5.3;
- support of the latest HLS protocol version for VOD (Video on Demand) module.
Also, the new release is marked by the introduction of Intel Quick Sync Video which provides for hardware acceleration and effective video decoding. The technology has added to the system’s dynamics, increases speed, and allows for more energy efficient video processing.
In addition, the new ORBOX welcomes a Flatpack version of the analysis server which provides for the offline server installation.
The test set has also been significantly upgraded:
• Audio/Video Duration Comparison test has been added.
• Audio/Video Codecs test has been divided into two separate tests. It allows for more flexible configuration of both tests.
• Audio Sampling Rate tests have been improved.
• New functionality: import/export of test settings to a file simplifies the exchange of settings between users.
• Audio Bitrate, Video Bitrate, Real Video Bitrate tests now allow to set a range of expected parameters. Previously, it was possible to set only one valid bitrate value.
And last but not least, ORBOX users will enjoy a number of UI improvements. If all templates are disabled, the system will warn the user about this in the Unprocessed Files and Files in Progress
sections. The last one contains the info about the template in effect, while the Results section can be addressed to find the data about the video file duration.