Columbus Communications has deployed Triveni Digital's StreamScope Portal portable MPEG analysis and troubleshooting tool across its operations in the Caribbean.
Columbus is using the tool to monitor and improve video streams from its distribution plants on multiple islands, the vendor said.
The StreamScope is designed to reduce the time required to detect, isolate, and repair video impairments, including video tiling, lip sync errors, intermittent tuning, inconsistent loudness levels, and missing components.
"For our engineers and technicians, analysis and monitoring of DTV transport streams has traditionally been a time-consuming process involving transporting bulky, expensive equipment from island to island," said Darren Richer, chief technology officer at Columbus. "The small form factor and portability of the StreamScope Portal allows our staff to conveniently carry the tablet-based tool along as they island-hop, significantly simplifying the process without compromising any of the monitoring functionality required to ensure superior quality of service for our subscribers."
The tool provides access to alerts, video thumbnails, audio graphs, relevant data, and file-based analysis, allowing users to perform real-time analysis and monitoring of video channels including DTV transport streams.
In addition, StreamScope Portal also acts as a gateway to other Triveni Digital products, including GuideBuilder 5.0 and StreamScope MT and RM analyzers and remote monitoring devices.