Qligent has upgraded its Vision cloud-based, software-defined video monitoring product. The upgrade includes new tools intended to allow users to customize quality of service (QoS) definitions for multichannel TV delivery and use Vision's data and analytics capabilities for correlation to overall quality of experience (QoE).
The latest upgrade, new for IBC2016 in Amsterdam, is intended to provide an extended set of widgets, key performance indicators (KPIs) and user-definable parameters to let users characterize when signal quality and other performance thresholds have been breached.
"Too many monitoring systems force broadcasters and MVPDs into a tight definition of poor quality of service with canned performance parameters leaving gaps and false alarms," said Ted Korte, COO, Qligent. "Our solutions come pre-set with industry best practices, but through new intelligent back-end business logic, we are enabling Vision customers to further define these parameters themselves to create their own definition of black, silence, and even off-air. Through the provision of an easy-to-use palette, operators can configure to create and establish their QoS and QoE definitions by combining and correlating data from anywhere in the system, even from imported or third-party data. This sharply reduces the 'false alarms' associated with stringent and inflexible parameters, and gives the broadcaster the power of when to receive a phone call or e-mail based on their own customized widgets and KPIs."
Qligent will also demonstrate its scalable remote virtual and microprobes in the greater Vision architecture for data collection. Deployable virtually, the IP-based virtual probes are designed to be re-deployed to new locations on short notice and to provide multi-layer stream monitoring and data collection anywhere from the studio to the last mile.