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Bridge Technologies tackles DVB-T2 monitoring

At IBC, Bridge Technologies will debut the world’s first monitoring solution for DVB-T2-MI.

According to the company, 70% of DVB-T2 is the system used in 70% of the contribution infrastructure currently under construction, and in many recent deployments in the EMEA region. Bridge Technologies said it has solved the complex monitoring challenge posed by the DVB-T2-MI format, and T2-MI monitoring is now available as an option across the range of VideoBRIDGE probes.

The new VB252 is the monitoring probe for DVB-T2 networks, and part of the industry’s first complete monitoring solution for DVB-T2 including the T2-MI protocol. The dual-input VB252 provides external GPS lock for accurate drift monitoring for SFN networks, high-quality MER measurement and level readings. For monitoring at transmitter sites and field locations for quality validation, the VB252 is available from the fourth quarter 2011.

Bridge will also highlight its new Traffic Analysis option. This provides monitoring and analysis of IP protocols and services across the range of VideoBRIDGE probes. With the Traffic Analysis option, Bridge says operators can combine detailed monitoring and analytics of broadcast/IP streams and all OTT services under a single unified VideoBRIDGE environment with consistent display and reporting features.

Bridge will also highlight its VideoBRIDGE microVB, a solution for deep packet remote analysis at the set-top box. This now has complete data-gathering capabilities, allowing operators to capture any packet that passes through the unit and to forward those packets filtered into third-party protocol analysis software. The microVB’s new data gathering function gives media service providers and telcos 24/7 real-time analysis and low-level analytics capability.

Bridge Technologies will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 1.A30