Vela Encompass

Comprehensive Compliance Monitoring Multiviewer & Smart Logger

A comprehensive original and proxy quality 24/7 capture solution with live-multiviewer, QoS monitoring/logging/alerting and Transport Stream analytics, integrated with As-Run logs for internal air-check and ad-verification and a host of features and tools for clipping and repurposing back-to-air or OTT/Social, competition monitoring, ratings graphing, HLS packaging, and competitor-aired ad-identification with lead-list generation for sales.

Compliance Monitoring & Logging • Content Capture & Recording • Live Newsroom Workflow Advertising Operations Support • HLS Transcoding • OTT/OPV/Cloud Services Integration


Compliance Monitoring & Logging

Monitor transport stream parameters per ETSI TR101.290, with 24x7 monitoring and logging of Loudness/LKFS per ATSC A/85 CALM Act, 24x7 monitoring and logging of 608 and 708 closed captioning, PSIP logging and loss of PSIP detection, black screen detection, loss of audio detection, and ratings watermark detection and logging with configurable alarms and thresholds on each parameter within each stream.

Content Capture & Recording

Capture your MPTS or SPTS and save them as individual full/native resolution single program transport streams for easy search and export. Each stream is transcoded into a low res proxy for easy playback, review, segmenting, and download through a web browser.

Live Newsroom Workflow

Create clips in real-time from live broadcasts.

HLS Transcoding & Streaming

Monetize your content by enabling HLS encoding/streaming. Create reference files from captured streams, add WebVTT captioning, and perform unlimited HLS transcodes using NVidia technology without incurring metered cloud service charges.

OTT/OPV Integration

Smooth integration with major cloud service providers including AWS, Elemental, Azure and Wowza.

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Key Features Included

  • Scalable Inputs
  • Remote Access via Web or Mobile App
  • 24/7 Monitoring and Logging
  • HLS/MPEG-DASH Content Creation
  • 24/7 Capture and Low Res Proxy
  • User Configurable Alerts and Alarms
  • Local Multiviewer/Video Wall
  • Email, Text and SNMP Alerts
  • Transcoding
  • Live Stream Editing
  • Competitor Ratings Monitoring
  • Cloud Services Integration

Local/Remote Video Wall

Real-time local video display for your Master Control Room. For remote monitoring, connect to web-based multiviewer.

4K/1080P HDMI Output for Local Video Wall Display


Newsroom Workflow. 24/7 Full Resolution Transport Stream Capture with Proxy File Creation

Search, trim, and distribute original Transport Stream content or transcoded content for redistribution, ad placement, and "As Aired" confirmation using web-based remote access and automated processes.

Video As Aired

Access to recorded video for viewing/editing.

Grant users access to original and low resolution proxies which can be searched, recalled, played, reviewed, edited/segmented, and downloaded through a web browser.

Content Repurposing

Full resolution content available for reuse.

Full resolution content captured, stored and logged as single program transport streams for easy search, recall, and export for editing, transcoding, and repurposing.


Monitor physical layer integrity, Transport Stream QoS, and various audio/video QoE parameters.

ETSI TR101.290 Level 1,2, and 3, Black Screen detection, Static Image Detection, and PSIP detection and decoding.

Comply & Log

Comply with mandated regulations and company policies.

Meet all of your compliance requirements with Encompass 24x7 monitoring & logging capabilities. This system monitors and logs all CC608/CC708 Closed Captioning, Loudness/LKFS per ATSC A/85 specifications, ETSI TR101.290, black screen detection, PSIP detection and loss of audio detection information.

Content Fingerprint

Easily search your catalog for ads, promos, royalty content.

Use Vela's AdMatch to automate the search and recall of content. Generate a list of all segments containing the desired content.


Alert key personnel via email, SMS text, push notifications, and SNMP traps.

Each communication is configurable based on alarm type. Customize alerts to best suit your communication requirements.


Use security feature to grant access to features and functions.

Manage users and permissions with Active Directory integration or customizable security features.


Control and monitor multiple systems.

Control and monitor multiple systems using cloud-based data aggregation, web services, and iOS/Android apps.


Scalable storage options.

Numerous storage options are available to choose from based on your content storage needs and requirements.

iOS and Android

Monitoring available for iOS and Android devices.

Product Features

Real Time Viewing
Real time viewing of captured/monitored channels.
Configure thresholds for audio amplitude levels, audio LKFS values, closed captioning, MPEG data, black frames, PSIP data, and Nielsen data.
Automatic Alerts
Automatically send email/SMS text alerts to operators, engineers, and managers when monitored parameters exceed thresholds. Send SNMP alerts.
Searchable Database
Easily searchable database to recall alerts, alarms, Closed Captioning text, Loudness measurements, PSIP, and Nielsen information. Search by channel, date, time, program name, and keyword text.
Video As Run Files
Easily create and edit video log files for compliance and advertising verification. Burn in or overlay timecode onto video output for As-Aired verification.
Alarms Logging
Create a daily log of the pass/fail state of all monitored parameters with all events date and time stamped.
LKFS Logging
Log date and time stamped instantaneous and average LKFS measurements every 500 msecs. Logs are organized by date allowing for easy retrieval of data when necessary. Plenty of storage, with enough room for years of compliance logs.
Closed Captioning Logging
Log date and time stamped decoded 608, 608 embedded, and 708 Closed Captioning for proof of compliance and record keeping. As in all other logs, the Closed Captioning logs are organized by date for quick and easy retrieval of data when necessary.
Easily graph LKFS values using the exported log file CSV format in the spreadsheet application of your choice. Insert upper limits to quickly and efficiently demonstrate compliance in a graphical format.
Provide proof of Closed Captioning, LKFS, and PSIP compliance using log files, graphs, and snapshot tools provided by the Vela monitoring system.
Connect to and administer on a network with an easily integrated and managed Windows 7 Professional based platform. Easily configure email settings and transfer files to other work stations or NAS. Field upgradable.

Product Specifications

DVB-ASI Full 213 DVB-ASI Receiver.
Signalling rate is full 270 Mbps
  • 4 x 1 Gbps Ethernet
  • 2 x 10 Gbps Ethernet
  • Option for more NIC ports available
  • SMPTE 2022 Multicast
  • SMPTE 2110 (optional)
  • 8VSB
  • 4 Tuners
  • Option for more tuners available.
  • QAM: ClearQAM / Cablecard
  • Video:
  • HDMI
  • Component / Composite / S-Video

  • Audio:
  • SDI/HDMI Embedded
  • Analog TRS, RCA
  • SD/HD MPEG2, H264, or H254
  • 1080P: 23.976, 24, 25, 30, 50, 60
  • 1080i: 25 (50), 29.97 (59.94)
  • 720P: 50, 59.94
  • 480i/486i: 29.97
  • 576i/582i: 25
  • 5.1 AC-3, 2.0 AC-3
  • MPEG1 Layer2
Video Wall
  • Monitor Outputs: HDMI, DVI, VGA

System Specifications

  • 3RU
  • 17.5” x 5.25” x 25.75”(WxHxD) ultra quiet chassis
Gross Weight
  • 90 lbs
  • RAID 1 Mirrored Storage for OS
  • RAID 5 Storage for Content
  • Hotswap Drives
  • Scalable Storage
  • Dual Multi-Core Processors
Power Supply
  • Dual, Redundant, Hotswappable Power Supplies
  • 100-240VAC 50/60Hz auto range rated at 980 Watts each
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Professional (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2016, 2019 optional

Transcoding/Encoding Specifications

  • HD/SD Up to 1920x1080p 29.97
  • Simple, Main, High and 4:2:2 Profile
  • CBR/VBR Bitrate Modes
  • HD/SD Up to 1920x1080p 29.97
  • AVC-Intra Class 50, Class 100 support
  • Options for Apple devices, Social Media (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and mobile phone compliance
  • SMPTE 302 PCM
  • MPEG 1 Layer 2
  • MP3
  • MPEG2 Transport Stream
  • MP4


ETSI TR 101.290
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Black Image
  • Static Image
  • CC608
  • CC708
  • PSIP Data
  • Amplitude
  • Loss of Audio Program/Audio Channel
  • Loudness per BT.1770-3
  • ATSC A/85 Calm Act
  • Total TS Bitrate
  • Video Bitrate
  • Audio Bitrate
Closed Captions/Subtitles
  • DVB Subtitles, SCTE 27, CC608, CC708
  • Loss of DVB, SCTE 27, CC608 or CC708
  • Loss of XDS Data
  • Decode and Log EAS Messages
  • Send Alert on receipt of EAS
  • Loss of PSIP
  • Static PSIP
  • No Nielsen Data
  • Incorrect SID
  • Loss of SCTE Data
  • Type of SCTE Data
  • Log SCTE Triggers/Events

Alert Communications

  • Alarm LEDs
  • Audible Alarms
  • Penalty Box
  • GPIO Option
  • SNMP Traps
  • Email
  • Text/SMS Messaging
  • Teams, Slack, WhatsApp, WebEx Teams
  • Push Notifications through iOS/Android App
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