Agama launches OMNIA for cable quality assurance

Quality assurance specialist Agama Technologies is using ANGA COM to launch a new cable TV monitoring probe, OMNIA.

The probe is designed to monitor up to 48 multiplexes and all individual services, all the time in real-time, with complete TS analysis and full TR290 parameter set, according to Agama.

According to the company, cable operators have until now been forced to rely on round-robin techniques for RF multiplex monitoring, since existing video monitoring equipment on the market provide low density and scalability in terms of number of input interfaces as well as monitoring depth and coverage. These limitations leave the operators with poor coverage and thereby scarce insight into the QoS and QoE of the deployed services. In turn, this reduces the possibilities for being aware of and acting on issues currently occurring in the distribution, as well as understanding the long-term trends and underlying causes, according to Agama.

According to Agama, OMNIA benefits from a combination of analysis depth and capacity to deliver higher density of simultaneously monitored muxes. It allows for full real-time monitoring including all TR290 Prio 1-3 parameters for every individual service.

OMNIA is optimised for use in cable operators’ headends, local offices or edge QAM sites, and it is available in different versions ranging from 12 up to 48 input configurations for 1U and 2U server packaging, according to Agama.

Agama Technologies will be exhibiting at ANGA COM on Stand T18, Hall 10.1.