Linear Acoustic Partners Up with Digital Nirvana

Linear Acoustic and Digital Nirvana have entered a partnership targeting the pending CALM Act legislation.

Controlling and monitoring loudness per industry-standard ITU-R BS.1770 is a crucial requirement for transmitting in compliance with ATSC Recommended Practice A/85 and the CALM Act legislation. The Linear Acoustic LQ-1000 Loudness Quality Monitor provides comprehensive loudness and peak level metering of up to eight channels of 5.1 surround and/or stereo AES or SDI audio in a simple cost-effective package. With this technology partnership, the LQ-1000 will connect with the Digital Nirvana MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System, and send real-time ITU-standard loudness data on a continuous basis for logging and mapping of data with the broadcast content video by MonitorIQ.

“We are proud to be collaborating with Linear Acoustic in providing a cutting-edge solution that combines both world-class products into one,” says Hiren Hindocha, president and CEO, Digital Nirvana. “By integrating MonitorIQ with the Linear Acoustic LQ-1000 Loudness Quality Monitor, broadcasters will be able to easily provide the required broadcast transmissions to the FCC when addressing loudness complaints.”

The Digital Nirvana MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System is a broadcast monitoring system that combines the functionality of content recording (HD and SD), content search, retrieve and repurposing, web publishing, signal monitoring, aircheck logging, archiving, ad verification and tracking, and competitive analysis in a highly scalable networked appliance, with a powerful web-based management user interface designed to help broadcasters improve their productivity and bottom line.

“Linear Acoustic AERO processing provides complete control of transmitted loudness, guaranteeing compliance with A/85,” says Tim Carroll, president and founder of Linear Acoustic. “By utilizing the LQ-1000 interconnection to Digital Nirvana MonitorIQ, broadcasters will be able to demonstrate compliance when challenged with listener complaints or FCC citations of excessive loudness.”