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Farncombe to address WiFi QoS for video applications

TV technology consultancy firm Farncombe has launched a new initiative designed to overcome the problem of delivering WiFi products with a guaranteed Quality of Service for wireless-video applications in connected multi-screen homes.

The company has launched a new approach based on benchmarking and test services that allows QoS to be measured for 802.11n-based devices. Through a set of standardised tests, Farncombe said its service will help operators navigate the wide choice of WiFi-enabled set-top boxes, gateways and routers by validating their performance.

“Wireless performance is the Achilles’ heel of the connected home. With consumers demanding HD video on multiple devices, the quality and reliability of wireless home networking products has become the gating factor in delivering TV Anywhere products and services,” said Ian Walsh, head of business development for Farncombe’s test lab services.