S3 Group will use IBC to debut StormTest Warning Centre, a new part of its end-to-end service validation portfolio.
According to S3, StormTest Warning Centre is a new, cloud-based video service monitoring and validation platform designed to ensure peak performance of video services on devices across the network.
It provides network operations teams with continuous, automated monitoring of service availability and performance, including linear TV services, on-demand services, interactive menus, set-top box applications and EPG validity. Warning Centre customers can apply pre-defined thresholds for alerts, use real-time analytics to make big data-driven business decisions, and reduce mean-time-to-diagnose and mean-time-to-repair through remote access to network monitoring nodes, according to the company.
Warning Centre is designed to work synergistically with S3 Group’s StormTest Development Centre video test automation platform. Whereas Development Centre is designed primarily to test devices and services by development teams in lab environments prior to deployment, Warning Centre provides development and operations teams with ongoing feedback from devices and services within a live network, according to the company.
Using the Warning Centre portal, operators can monitor real-time performance and service readiness thresholds, and interact remotely with set-top boxes deployed in the network, according to S3. As part of a pre-launch trial, Irdeto deployed Warning Centre to automate intercontinental monitoring of customer service levels across its global operations in support of the FIFA World Cup.
Freesat, the Free-to-air digital satellite television platform in the UK, has also deployed Warning Centre.
Key product features include video application performance monitoring, alerts, insights from real-time analytics, 24/7 automated performance monitoring at strategic network nodes and remote access to connected CPE.
At IBC S3 will demonstrate its StormTest portfolio, latest advances in video service validation, video platform consultancy and Reference Design Kit (RDK) migration support.
S3 Group will exhibit at IBC on stand 3.B18