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Agama launches version 4.1 of monitoring solution

Quality assurance specialist Agama is launching version 4.1 of the Agama DTV Monitoring Solution for IPTV, cable, broadcast and OTT operators at IBC.

With version 4.1 Agama expands its monitoring offering to cover new digital video distribution technologies. One area of focus has been to add support for end-to-end quality assurance of OTT services and content delivery networks (CDNs).

“Our existing product line already covers the OTT head-end, offline verification of on-demand content, as well as embedded monitoring clients for multi-screen scenarios and devices like set-top boxes, residential gateways, PCs and tablets,” said Johan Görsjö, director of product management at Agama. “With v4.1 we extend our offering to complete end-to-end support for video assurance in the OTT environment as well, by presenting additional components for adaptive bitrate streaming confidence monitoring and CDN monitoring.”
Version 4.1 of the Agama Analyzer offers an active confidence monitoring feature supporting the Apple HTTP Live Streaming format. It is aimed at all operators of adaptive bitrate services, such as OTT and unmanaged IPTV, and also CDN providers.

Agama’s headend monitoring offering will also be given new features, including EBU R128 loudness monitoring support. This new Analyzer feature provides real-time presentation of loudness, as well as long time performance data and alarms.

Other features include a headend widget that can show QoS and alarm indicators, thumbnails and real-time graphs for a configurable set of channels.

For in-home assurance, version 4.1. Alarms can now also be generated on aggregates of QoS/QoE values for groups of devices, for instance when certain amounts of set-tops or gateways connected to the same DSLAM report packet loss above a given threshold or average.

Agama is also introducing pre-integration of its Embedded Monitoring client with wireless in-home network technologies, such as the Celeno Wi-Fi technology.

Agama will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 4.A55