IneoQuest's latest IP video monitoring solution offers a futureproof architecture for quality management
MANSFIELD, Massachusetts, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IneoQuest Technologies, the global leader in video quality and service assurance solutions, today announced the launch of the Surveyor™ TS Quality of Service (QoS) monitor. Surveyor TS empowers video network operators to more efficiently monitor the QoS of their video-focused IP transport streams in real time. With Surveyor TS, operators possess a comprehensive, real-time view of service quality, identifying video packet transport impairments as they happen. This empowers them to resolve potential problems before they can escalate into viewer experience issues and expensive truck rolls.
Video Service Providers are facing demand for increasing bandwidth to support more HD and UHD/4K content availability in the home. At the same time, they face increasing competition from OTT offerings. In response they are upgrading their last mile networks to bring gigabit connectivity to their customers, migrating to the IPTV video delivery paradigm, and beginning to roll out DOCSIS 3.1, all while still offering a "broadcast quality" experience that differentiates them from many OTT offerings. With all of this change and additional complexity, they need reliable tools that give them 24/7 monitoring of video packet flows.
Surveyor TS is a high capacity, scalable MPEG-2 transport stream monitoring appliance built on a software-centric architecture. This software-based approach can leverage the continuous performance improvements of off-the-shelf server technology and establish a foundation for virtualized solutions. Surveyor TS continuously inspects up to 20 Gbps of video traffic at line rate and in real time. With its uncompromising performance, all program flows are tested comprehensively, negating the need to run processing-intensive tests in a sampled, round-robin fashion. Surveyor TS measures, identifies trends and signals alarms from the RFC 4445 Media Delivery Index (MDI) and TR 101-290 metrics for each program, including RTP packet metrics as needed. Surveyor TS scales from hundreds to thousands of flows, offering:
- Full-time 24x7 line rate monitoring of video network performance for head ends, hub offices and local serving offices
- Cohesive flow-by-flow, program-by-program visibility to accelerate troubleshooting
- Detailed historical reports which support informed, efficient video network design and engineering
As the newest member of the IneoQuest video quality assurance platform for linear/IPTV networks, Surveyor TS is focused on the transport of the video packets, typically referred to as QoS. It complements IneoQuest's comprehensive end-to-end Quality of Content (QoC) and Quality of Experience (QoE) measurement solutions.
"Network operators lacking the network intelligence in support of a consistent, 'broadcast-quality' viewing experience risk customer churn," said Michael Campbell, product marketing director at IneoQuest. "Their transport stream monitoring systems must be flexible and able to analyze data at any point in the video delivery chain. Surveyor TS was designed for simplicity, scalability and feature richness, making it an ideal solution for a broad range of QoS monitoring applications."
About IneoQuest Technologies
IneoQuest provides the world's leading media companies and service providers the critical insight needed to keep viewers engaged on any device across any network. Recognized as an industry leader and innovator by Deloitte, Red Herring, Inc., Frost & Sullivan, and others, IneoQuest's patented solutions continue to set the standard for measuring video quality and viewer behavior. To learn more about how IneoQuest is redefining the video experience, visit www.ineoquest.com.
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