Digital Nirvana, Linear Acoustic Enter into Exclusive Licensing Agreement

Digital Nirvana and Linear Acoustic have entered into a licensing agreement, which will integrate the Linear Acoustic LQ-1000 Loudness Quality Monitor into Digital Nirvana’s MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System (MonitorIQ BMS).

The agreement will provide broadcasters a comprehensive set of capabilities to monitor all aspects of broadcast elements, including the loudness of all channels from within MonitorIQ.  By utilizing the LQ-1000-enabled MonitorIQ, broadcasters worldwide will be able to demonstrate compliance with loudness regulations.

“Audio loudness is the hotbed of regulatory actions world-wide,” says Tim Carroll, president and founder of Linear Acoustic. “Our partnership with Digital Nirvana is the natural next step to enable broadcasters to measure and now prove loudness compliance over time.”

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

The Linear Acoustic LQ-1000 Loudness Quality Monitor provides extensive loudness and peak level metering. With this agreement, a software version of the LQ-1000 will be included within the Digital Nirvana MonitorIQ Broadcast Monitoring System.  This will provide ITU, EBU, and ATSC standard loudness data on a continuous basis and enable the MonitorIQ system to provide a comprehensive snapshot of all aspects of a broadcast signal at any point in time.

“We are proud to announce the licensing agreement with Linear Acoustic to provide a cutting-edge solution that combines both world-class products into one,” says Hiren Hindocha, CEO, Digital Nirvana. “We look forward to working with Linear Acoustic and providing the broadcasting market with the tools required to address loudness issues.”