Pixelmetrix Upgrades QoE Solution for HD

At IBC in Amsterdam, Pixelmetrix is showcasing multi-resolution support for HD over HDMI on its Electronic Couch Potato (ECP). The ECP connects after the set-top box (STB) to provide feedback on various service quality parameters to a central site. It's desig...

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Pixelmetrix Ecpbig 300x132At IBC in Amsterdam, Pixelmetrix is showcasing multi-resolution support for HD over HDMI on its Electronic Couch Potato (ECP).

The ECP connects after the set-top box (STB) to provide feedback on various service quality parameters to a central site. It's designed to emulate an end-user changing channels on a STB via a built-in infrared (IR) transmitter. Service plan verification, channel switching and multiple measurements on service quality for each channel are reported to a central management console to give service providers insight into the viewer experience and confirm the availability of subscribed-to channels.

Also new for the ECP is the Video Quality Index (VQI), which is designed to scan all channels; identify common video impairments such as macro-blocking, tiling and freeze frame; then combine them into a single, integrated metric. Results are consolidated across all channels and remote sites.
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