Bridge Technologies Enhances MicroBursting Analysis for its Probes

Unique Analytics to identify bursty network behaviour in IP broadcast transmissions

Bridge Technologies today announced to have further improved its already advanced Microbitrate analytics, integrated into the VB330, VB220 and VB120 and NOMAD monitoring solutions. This proprietary feature – unique amongst IP-based broadcast monitoring probes on the market – provides unparalleled insight into network performance, and is essential for broadcasters committed to maintaining superior Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) in an increasingly competitive market.

Traditional network traffic measurement instruments often rely on average metrics over a second to assess network performance. In reality though, a network is subject to ‘microbursts’, a phenomenon in which data packets are transmitted in rapid, oversized bursts. Although these constitute only momentary fluctuations, they have the potential to overflow the buffers of the network stack, undermining broadcast quality. Thus, a per-second readout of network performance may indicate that – on average – everything is operating within parameters, when in reality the broadcast is subject to jitter and dropped packets. Indeed, a network showing an average rate of four gigabits per second may experience microsecond-level peaks reaching as high as 25 gigabits.

By addressing this issue at the microsecond level, Bridge Technologies’ Microbitrate feature helps engineers to pinpoint the exact moments and causes of microbursts, facilitating immediate and effective troubleshooting. Whilst the core functionality of Bridge Technologies’ Microbitrate analytics has been integrated into the IP probes for over six years, it undergoes continuous evolution with each new version release, providing increasingly intuitive and in-depth visualisations of network traffic peaks and troughs. With the ability to customise time in increments at which measurement is undertaken, no other broadcast probe on the market offers this level of detail and user-friendly presentation.

“The ability to monitor and analyse microbursts is indispensable for providers dealing with IP transmissions,” said Simen Frostad, Chairman of Bridge Technologies. “With our version 6.3 release, we have further improved our MicroBursting analytics, empowering users to maintain the highest standards of distribution quality, and ensuring seamless delivery and optimal viewer experiences.”

More information about Bridge Technologies and its products is available at or by phone at +47 22 38 51 00.

The Microbitrate feature and the whole range of monitoring solutions will be showcased at IBC 2024 (booth 1.A71).

About Bridge Technologies

Bridge Technologies creates advanced solutions for protecting service quality in the digital media and telecommunications industries. The company’s award-winning monitoring/analysis systems, intelligent switchers and virtual environments help deliver over 25,000 channels to more than 1.2 billion subscribers in 96 countries.

From live uncompressed production for end-to-end IP environments, satellite ingress, terrestrial and cable distribution, OTT measurement right down to the home network, Bridge offers patented innovation and true end-to-end transparency, developing technologies that have helped ignite the IP and IT transformation of the broadcast industry. A privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Bridge Technologies has worldwide sales and marketing operations through a global business partner network.

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Bridge Technologies Contact:

Simen K. Frostad


Tel: +47 22 38 51 00

Email: [email protected]

Press Contact:

Fiorenza Mella

XPresso Communications

Tel: +31 71 523 82 10

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