Realtime Media Performance Platform
With TAG, you can migrate faster, launch sooner, and monitor your entire linear video enterprise in the cloud realtime with unrivalled performance and efficiency. It’s why the leading media companies around the globe that depend on TAG understand that their success depends on delivering quality to the consumer. The TAG solution powered by TAG’s Zer0 Friction® license agility and pricing models, enabling distributed and hybrid operations, costs that align with consumption and the freedom to use TAG anywhere, with any signals and workflow to meet constantly changing business requirements, making TAG the most affordable, most capable, and most advanced monitoring system available today.
TAG Video Systems has launched the Realtime Media Platform, a groundbreaking, open-source paradigm that monitors, aggregates, manages and utilizes data-driven viewer analytics to provide users with the insight required to build performant linear media systems. The unique, multi-level Realtime Media Platform provides users with the tools they need for informed and intelligent decision making resulting in a precise and pristine viewer experience and leading to an increase in consumption, elevated customer engagement, and heightened loyalty. The platform was introduced by Kevin Joyce, Zer0 Friction Officer at TAG during a virtual press briefing on October 5, 2021. Paul Briscoe, the company’s Chief Architect; and Peter Wharton, Chief Strategy Officer, participated in the presentation.
TAG’s platform is a unique all IP software-based solution which is optimized for production applications and environments. It decodes, analyzes and displays with ultra-low latency uncompressed SMPTE ST 2022-6/7, ST 2110, JPEG-XS, and CDI over IP signals and features UHD mosaic output for multiviewer displays.
The TAG platform supports all formats of OTT including HLS and MPEG-DASH, providing a complete monitoring and multiviewing solution. It combines the traditional MPEG-TS support with the unique monitoring requirements of OTT (including the ability to decrypt and decode the content in the secure zone), and the full feature set of the platform to provide a comprehensive OTT monitoring and multiviewing solution. Unique features like TAG’s adaptive monitoring enable true monitoring at scale across the entire OTT platform
The TAG platform with its comprehensive support and deep probing capabilities of DVB, ATSC, Satellite and IP network transport streams provide a complete monitoring and multiviewing solution for Transport and Delivery applications. It combines a full feature set of MPEG-TS analysis – including the DVB tables, ETR-101-290 specifications, metadata, subtitles & closed captions, content decryption, and video/audio baseband monitoring, all with probing, alarming and multiviewing
The platform incorporates support for multiple encoding formats such as SD, HD, UHD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, HEVC, J2K, JPEG-XS, etc. to provide a comprehensive monitoring solution for compressed content, as well as ST 2022-6/2110 uncompressed sources, all in one device. The large scope of TAG’s capabilities has made it the default solution for playout monitoring in the cloud
Now with TAG’s MCS that voluminous raw data can be aggregated and correlated using the power of the cloud and machine learning, leveraging TAG data and metrics to create actionable insights. Using an open-source paradigm, the MCS serves as an aggregation engine capable of exposing the data collected by the MCM to standard third party analytic and visualization applications such as Elasticsearch, Kibana, Grafana and Prometheus to analyze and visualize data. For the first time, media companies will be able to measure internet networks and CDN performance across all of their signals and know where to shift workloads for optimum performance. It will identify cyclical errors within the log file noise and drive faster root cause analysis and recovery from intermittent issues. By aggregating data across multiple customers’ CDNs and internet networks, TAG will provide realtime CDN and network metrics to its customers, helping them steer around outages and congestion.