Netplus, a triple-play service provider owned by a group of cable operators in Switzerland, has deployed ANGA Cable exhibitor Agama’s (Stand H37) service monitoring system in its CATV headend.
Agama is supplying its Agama Analyzer H-E monitoring probe for full-service QoS and QoE monitoring. Key features include monitoring on the IP, UDP/RTP, TS, PES, and audio/video syntax and content layers with audio silence, black screen and freeze frame detection, encoding quality analysis with macroblocking and MOS calculation, full real-time TR290 Priority 1, 2 and 3 analysis on all monitored services and long-term historical data mining and correlation capabilities.
“We were searching for a headend monitoring solution able to efficiently detect problems related to the quality of our DVB streams in real-time, all the way down to content related issues such as macroblocking and black screen, and with the crucial possibility to access the monitoring history to identify bad sources and intermittent problems,” said Romain Lonfat, head of iTV Group at netplus.ch. “Agama’s proven solution offered us a cost and space efficient deployment with high channel density per monitoring probe, and a future proof scalability. It also showed technology superiority, with characteristics including continuous in-depth video and audio analysis to detect all sorts of perturbations, automatic triggered recording of problematic channels for offline troubleshooting, real-time streaming of any monitored channel to our 24/7 remote support team, easy-to-use and comprehensive web based GUI, to mention a few.”