IBC 2013: Agama to highlight OTT expansion of DTV monitoring solution

Agama Technologies, the video service quality assurance expert, has announced it is using IBC2013 to present its latest OTT and multiscreen developments to the Agama DTV Monitoring Solution, an industry-leading solution for continuous and real-time monitoring and QA of end-to-end video distribution.

Agama’s QA client for Embedded Monitoring is now available for all major OTT device platforms, including iOS, Android, Silverlight for PC, Windows Phone and Xbox, JavaScript (Smart TV/HTML5) and Flash. This wide-ranging client support makes quick and streamlined implementations possible and it enables operators to gain visibility of the end-user quality experience and behaviour regardless of the mix of end-devices, vital in today’s multiplatform world. Highly relevant service usage and quality metrics are continuously collected in real-time from the OTT clients, scalable to millions of devices. No matter what type of client or device, the metrics can be presented in an intuitive, unified and efficient manner to create operational transparency for service operation teams.

At IBC2013, Agama will also present the latest edition of Analyzer OTT, its sophisticated adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming QA probe range for fully automated QoS/QoE monitoring and testing of OTT video. This now supports the MPEG-DASH ABR streaming technology standard for active monitoring of live and on-demand MPEG-DASH streams, in addition to the already supported HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Smooth Streaming protocols. With its combination of monitoring depth and breadth, concurrent capacity and ease of use, the Analyzer OTT is industry unique.

“Our solution can now, better than ever, support any combination of IP, cable and OTT video services; and, we continue to reinforce the position we have within true multiscreen and multiservice quality assurance,” explains Johan Görsjö, director of product management at Agama Technologies. “Monitoring information from the head-end encoding, the CDN edge-caches and the quality of the end-user experience, can be seamlessly integrated to create a full end-to-end understanding of the service quality – per customer, service, region and device. This helps operators to proactively resolve any issues before they impact on their customer base.

“In addition to the highlights already presented, at IBC2013 we will also showcase upcoming Version 4.5, with enhancements across the complete product suite. These include improved presentation possibilities with a new at-a-glance Worst Channels dashboard widget and the new MPTS overview for cable service monitoring, extended metrics in the Performance Management analytics application layer, and much more.”

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