Three separate alliances of companies looking to help assure the quality of voice and video services over IP networks announced themselves.
The V2oIP Quality Alliance is an organization that aims to support the quality of both voice and video over-IP (V2oIP). Its members are Ditech Networks, Empirix, Global IP Sound, JDSU, Polycom, and Telchemy.
Meanwhile, Brix Networks and Texas Instruments will collaborate on the development of IP endpoint service assurance management tools, which will give service providers the ability to collect network performance information and gain visibility into the quality of VoIP, IPTV, and advanced data services.
TI will contribute its PIQUA real-time, IP quality management system, and Brix Networks its BrixWorx central-site correlation and reporting engine. Brix introduced a new BrixWorx Connector for TI's PIQUA software.
Separately, Minacom and Sunrise Telecom are partnering to deliver VoIP and IPTV testing systems. The two will combine the centralized test capabilities offered by Minacom's DirectQuality R7 service level test automation platform with the network and service test functionality available in Sunrise Telecom's handheld FTTx, DSL, and cable test sets.
The combination will allow installers to test the quality of IP services at set-up, and fix any problems before customers begin to use their services.