NBC’s Southeast Hub has selected Videotek's Signal Quality Manager (SQM) to monitor four Telemundo owned and operated stations in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Miami. The SQM system monitors the affiliate's signals from NBC's Southeast Hub in Miramar, FL, which distributes content and monitors operations for nine digital stations in the Southeast.
The NBC Southeast Hub will use the SQM system to verify the quality of signals played out by the automation system, and monitor the output of an analog demodulator. A key element of the SQM system is the A/B bypass feature, which will enable NBC to automatically bypass to a network feed on an incoming satellite IRD in the event that the local automation system fails.
For real-time, unattended monitoring, the SQM serves as the checkpoint of any facility's operations center, continuously monitoring the conditions of all common audio and video formats including analog, digital and MPEG. It’s designed to quickly detect errors in the signal path and pinpoint the exact location of the error.