Bridge Technologies Points the Way to Objective QoE at TV Connect 2014
February 24, 2014
At TV Connect 2014 Bridge Technologies will present a strong product portfolio for connected media operations, majoring on Objective QoE – the company’s solution for precision quality of experience monitoring.
Complementing Bridgetech’s second-generation OTT monitoring system, PocketProbe OTT monitoring apps for iOS and Android, and MicroAnalytics™ System for end-user devices, Objective QoE implements a new approach to quality of experience based on a range of criteria specific to digital media operations.
“It’s important to understand that QoE solutions to date have tended to be based on a subjective methodology and criteria derived from the telecoms industry, and this doesn’t make sense as a basis for evaluating digital media services,” said Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies.
“In following this path, conventional QoE systems have gone up a blind alley and are not delivering the most useful and meaningful data to digital media operators.”
By implementing a QoE solution based solely on the assessment of objective performance factors specific to digital media operations, Bridge Technologies has produced a more accurate tool for QoE assessment, free from the spurious and misleading results generated by conventional systems.
A key component of the Objective QoE system, the VB288 delivers visual content extraction, status displays and alerts to a virtual videowall display that can be viewed through any web browser. Running on a standard high-specification server, the VB288 powers displays of large numbers of HD H.264 channels in multiple browser windows, for instant verification of QoE alerts generated by the system.
“It’s objective and empirical: there is no attempt to create algorithmic simulations of ‘the human experience’ – just solid, precise instant information and the ability to verify objectively those errors that lead to an impairment of the quality viewers are experiencing,” Frostad added.
With an easy ’embedded feel’ setup and operation experience, and accessible from any location, the VB288 provides a highly effective tool for integrating Objective QoE into digital media monitoring for connected media services.
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 20,000 channels to more than 900 million subscribers in 94 countries. From head-end satellite ingress to microanalytics in the home network, Bridge Technologies offers patented innovation and true end-to-end transparency. 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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