At the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Interra Systems will demonstrate its VEGA ABR analyzer, designed to improve video streaming quality. VEGA ABR is intended to allow encoder and transcoder manufacturers, online video providers, and cable and satellite operators to analyze, debug, verify, and troubleshoot adaptive bitrate (ABR) streams down to the compressed audio and video elementary streams for OTT services.
"OTT video consumption is growing significantly every day. Streaming ABR video is a relatively new technology, and there is a critical need for tools that can debug and troubleshoot problematic content. To ensure superior video quality on any screen, those involved with ABR content preparation and delivery need to be able to get comprehensive information regarding bandwidth requirements, timing, various conformance-related checks, and picture level information," said Anupama Anantharaman, director, sales and product marketing at Interra Systems. "Our VEGA ABR analyzer offers rich functionality that no other product in the industry provides. The result is superior online video and audio quality and the opportunity for increased revenue for OTT service providers."
The VEGA ABR system is designed to check for ABR variation for each node and identify any issues, such as overlapping bitrates, to identify whether streams are properly coded and within the bandwidth restriction. It alsoA includes a new timing check feature to detect mismatches in timing and timing errors in each segment, and to provide a graphic location of problems in the timeline. The video and audio streaming analysis solution is also designed to check on quality variations across the stream as well as the picture structure and IDR alignment issues to ensure pictures are in sync.
The VEGA line is intended for broadcast, cable, telco, satellite, IPTV, and OTT operators and is designed to support all popular video compression and container standards and includes features such as video comparison and quality checks.