Digital Broadcast, Inc. Appoints CER-TEC Northeast USA and Support Representative


Digital Broadcast, Inc. Appoints CER-TEC As Northeast USA Sales and Support Representative

CER-TEC to Offer DBi’s Digital Video and Automated Control Products

Gainesville, FL – October 11, 2016.  Digital Broadcast, Inc. (DBi), specialists in acquisition, ingest, playout, archiving, and compliance monitoring has appointed CER-TEC as its exclusive sales agent for New York City, New England and New York State.  All customers and accounts are included in this comprehensive agreement.

DBi serves a variety of customers including major groups, religious and cable networks, independent TV stations and commercial accounts and the company has gained experience and expertise in both baseband and IP end-to-end playout solutions.  As part of a complete system, DBi provides ingest, transcoding and full automation with interfaces to stand-alone devices and traffic systems, plus compliance monitoring.  As one of the first providers of full IP systems, DBi has extensive involvement in designing an IP operations model that works in a “real world” situation.

Rich Hajdu, Vice President, Business Development for DBi commented, “We selected CER-TEC because they are not just a manufacturer’s representative but are an intrinsic extension of our sales and support organizations.  CER-TEC, with principals John Cerquone and Leigh Herman, add a credible presence and knowledge base with local customers.  John and Leigh have been in the market for years and are trusted by their customers to provide information, education, products and services that are technically advanced and cost effective but use proven technology. This is an excellent fit for us and we are proud to have CER-TEC represent us”.

DBi is expanding outside traditional broadcast with its MediaVault archival system which can be facility or cloud-based and has an easy-to-operate interface that enables users to store, review, and recall any video clips or programs with associated metadata in both low or hi-res from any authorized location.  The system includes internal disc storage which may be expanded.  Near-line and off-line storage may be any format including NAS, SAN, Blu-Ray, LTO or any other medium.  Additionally the system interfaces with almost any NLE or news system.

Additional stand-alone products include DBi’s Conform Engine for transcoding, MediaFire Ingest Gateway for multi-channel acquisition with automated schedule record and input trimming and MediaFire Server for either baseband or IP playout with full automation.  In addition, DBi’s NewsBank enables direct MOS interface to AVID, ENPS, Octopus, and other NRCS systems for automated news playout.  The Media VeriFire verification system monitors, provides warnings, records the station’s aired material and provides FCC compliance monitoring.

About Digital Broadcast, Inc. (DBi):  For over 12-years DBi has provided leading edge solutions to over 300 broadcast, cable, PEG, and HoW customers who require ingest, video storage, processing and playout.  One of the first U.S. companies to provide an end-to-end IP playout solution, DBi is building on its experience and expertise of providing customers highly reliable, advanced technology, expandable and upgradeable solutions at a realistic price.  DBi is also leading the way with reliable and proven cloud-based solutions that provide the user greatly expanded capabilities.



NAB Las Vegas Convention Center… Booth N7119 Hands on Experience!

Digital Broadcast Booth at NAB A hands on experience of the future

Digital Broadcast Booth at NAB A hands on experience of the future

NAB 2016 Las Vegas Convention Center!


PBS TechCon 2016 Las Vegas, NV. Great Success!


Digital Broadcast to attend PBS Tech Con and NAB 2017


DBi will be attending 

2017 PBS Technology Conference will take place April 19-21 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.


We will be at NAB located at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 23- 27  at Booth N6527




TechCon 2016

See us at PBS Tech Con 2016 at the Mirage in Las Vegas! April 14th – 15th. Booth 114

NAB 2016, Booth #N7119

See us at NAB 2016, Booth N7119 in the North Hall. April 18th – 21st

Digital Broadcast Introduces the MediaView ASI Verification Recorder

The System Automatically Records Full-Bandwidth Off-Air Signals

GAINESVILLE, FL, October 8, 2015 – DBi Digital Broadcast announced today it is delivering its new MediaView ASI Verification Recorder. Recording as ASI, the system creates an exact replica of the broadcast signal that is sent over the air. This affords precise verification of a station’s aired material and provides FCC compliance monitoring.

With MediaView ASI Verification Recorder, the entire broadcast signal is preserved – all video, all audio, and all ancillary data is preserved and untouched. If questions arise regarding what the station aired, the broadcaster can use MediaView to review an exact copy of what was previously aired. This is in contrast to baseband recording which involves processing that can affect the quality of video, the audio and audio levels, and can capture only selective ancillary data.

The MediaView ASI Verification Recorder records a single ASI input to disk and generates proxy streams to record to disk (based on the number of programs in the ASI signal). The system analyzes the MPEG transport stream contained in the ASI and processes for TR 101 290 errors. Errors are displayed on the MediaView user interface and logged into a database for longer-term storage.

MediaView ASI has a multiviewer output via HDMI and can additionally direct the proxy streams to an external IP multiviewer. The system also has a web interface for users to interact with the system. Through the web interface, users can review recorded media by selecting date and time. Users preview the proxy video and can mark-in / mark-out select a section of the video they are reviewing. Users can either save the high-resolution selection to a network share for repurposing of content, or they can attach the proxy selection to an email. Additionally, users can play back the high resolution ASI to external equipment via MediaView’s ASI output port.

Digital Broadcast Expands into the International Broadcast Market as an Exhibitor at IBC2015 in Amsterdam

GAINESVILLE, FL, September 1, 2015 – DBI Digital Broadcast exhibited for the first time at IBC2015 in Amsterdam September 11-15, 2015. Having established a strong customer base in the U.S., DBI will be establishing a network of international partners and resellers to introduce its products to the worldwide broadcast market.

Based at Stand 6.B03 in the RAI, DBI  presented its range of program and news automation control products. Included was:

MediaFire IP/ASI Automated On-Air System. DBi has provided completely integrated, customer-focused IP-based broadcast solutions to the television industry since 2011. Accompanying this system is the IP Graphics Engine that keys graphics directly over MPEG-2. MPEG-4 or AVC transport streams. Also enhancing this product is the IP MultiViewer which offers the convenience of monitoring multiple IP outputs simultaneously at a single screen.

DBI’s IP/ASI Verification Recorder automatically records full-bandwidth off-air signals.

MediaFire Baseband provides seamless automated on-air playout of long and short form media.

MediaFire IP/Baseband Hybrid Systems are offered to meet the specific needs of the customer and provide convenient and phased transition to an IP solution.

The DBI Conforming Engine conforms ingested media format (MPEG-2, H.264, .MPG, .MXF, GFX, AVI, .MOV) to the desired format for playout.

The NewsBank Automated Newsroom System integrates the newsroom into one streamlined operation.

DBI’s Ingest Gateway records multiple feeds simultaneously, storing a proxy as well as full resolution video.

MediaVault News Archive System offers cost-effective local and cloud-based archiving. With tightly integrated interfaces to news scripting systems, it stores thumbnail, browser, script, rundown and full bandwidth.

MediaVault Production Archive System offers storage on RAID6 clusters, LTO tape or Blu-ray disc jukebox.

Enhancing the MediaVault Archive is its Share Application which provides facility-to-facility cloud-based sharing distribution. Archived material can be searched and shared across an entire group of facilities.

SafetyNet Disaster Recovery System continually and automatically updates content and current logs on a server located either at the station or off-site.

DBi is a pioneer in integrating file-based automated control systems and high definition playout on IP-centric broadcast networks. These advances now include delivering content to mobile devices and the web.

DBI Featured IP Automated Master Control, Expanded Archiving with Cloud Sharing and a New 4-Channel Ingest System at NAB 2015

GAINESVILLE, FL, ,April 30, 2015 – DBI Digital Broadcast demonstrated IP as well as baseband and hybrid MediaFire Automated Master Control systems in their booth at NAB 2015. The IP system is an especially cost effective turnkey, from ingest to delivery to the transmitter and cable, including graphics and monitoring.

DBI’s MediaVault Archive System was featured as well. This system offers RAID, Blu-ray, and/or LTO tape for economical mass storage of broadcast media. It offers advanced search features from a desktop, editor or workstation. New this year is MediaVault’s cloud storage capability for off-site backup and shared access.

DBI MediaVault Sharing unites the stations in a group with a cache containing databases, thumbnails, browsers, scripts and rundowns as well as the full bandwidth material that can be searched and filtered according to station, keyword, date, etc. When a breaking news story occurs that all the stations want, it can be distributed simultaneously over the cloud to all stations in a single step.

Also new this year was a 4-channel ingest system designed specifically to facilitate the workflow of broadcast operations at a highly cost efficient price.

The DBI Ingest Server records up to four channels simultaneously in 1080i, 720p and/or 480i resolution. The four channels are switchable between HDSDI and SDSDI and the system can auto-sense/switch based on the input source.

The DBI Ingest System captures material as MPEG-2, AVC/H.264 or MFX. Records can be automatic, manual or continuous. Continuous records can be seamlessly segmented in manageable file sizes.

Also featured at the show was the NewsBank Automated Newsroom System that consolidates servers and editing functions so that news stories can be ingested, edited and automatically aired. MOS interfaces with the major news delivery services.