10 tuners and gobs of storage aside, the coolest thing about this SnapStream DVR is its search interface. We’ve not seen anything like it in the DVR world: the DVR stores the closed captioning signal—where available—as a stream of text, which is then searchable by the end user like a database. Spelling errors on live television events aside, this allows users to flag any shows in which certain keywords pop up, and even send an e-mail alert when this happens. Selected programs can then be burned to DVD-R in standard MPEG-2 format that can be viewed by any media player.
Empower Your Organization to Record and Search TV
SnapStream Enterprise is revolutionary media monitoring technology used by public relations and public information organizations to monitor and respond to TV coverage. A cross between a DVR and a search engine, SnapStream allows you to record and search thousands of hours of TV recordings.
One SnapStream TV search appliance can simultaneously record up to 10 TV shows and store more than 2,300 hours of recordings. And it gives you the ability to search within recordings, to pinpoint TV content of interest to your organization. Then clip that content and download clips or burn to DVD — all without any expensive per-clip or per-seat fees.
The Enterprise TV Server is easy to install and requires minimal upkeep. And since the user interface is like a consumer DVR, your users won’t have any trouble using it. From their desktop PCs, SnapStream
Enterprise makes it easy for users to:
• Record and archive TV programs
• Search within TV recordings by keyword
• Receive e-mail alerts when keywords appears on TV
• Watch recordings or live TV
• Extract clips from full recordings
• Convert recordings to Windows Media
• Burn recordings to DVD
• Download recordings and import them into 3rd party applications
All this for the low-low price of $15,000 for the adult version with 8 Terabytes.