Mixed Signals today announced a comprehensive monitoring platform that was designed specifically for the monitoring of switched digital video (SDV) and video-on-demand (VOD) deployments.
Mixed Signals’ Sentry Edge, which the company said was the industry’s first monitoring system for both SDV and VOD, helps operators ensure that they are providing subscribers with a high-quality and continuous viewing experience as they rollout SDV and expand their VOD deployments.
“With its promise of freeing up substantial bandwidth, SDV is a strategic initiative for operators, but it poses several challenges to ensuring delivery of quality television service to subscribers,” said Eric Conley, CEO of Mixed Signals. “After discussing these concerns with leading operators over the past year, we developed Sentry Edge to comprehensively monitor the critical aspects of an SDV deployment to enable operators to quickly identify and rectify problems, so they can free up bandwidth and preserve the best possible experience for subscribers.”
Sentry Edge was designed specifically for the increasingly complex SDV environment. Even in a multi-vendor, heterogeneous environment, Sentry Edge reports on switching activities and valuable statistics, such as bandwidth utilization. It also alerts operators to critical SDV issues such as switching errors, bandwidth oversubscription and cross-content issues prior to distribution.
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