Bridge Technologies’VB288 Scoops SCTE Innovation of the Year Award for 2014

Bridge Technologies’ VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor has been chosen as the 2014 Technological Innovation of the Year by SCTE™, the Society for Broadband Professionals.

The SCTE’s annual awards celebrate cutting-edge products, systems and concepts in the broadband industry, and the VB288 was the winner in the ‘Best Digital Processing Solution’category, as well as the overall winner for innovation for the year.

After receiving the awards at the SCTE’s Annual Gala Dinner, Bridge Technologies’ Chairman Simen Frostad said: “It’s very enjoyable to be able to bring a clear, fresh approach to an area of technology – an approach that we firmly believe irons out an unnecessary kink in the digital media monitoring chain. The VB288 is generating a lot of justified interest, and these two awards from the SCTE are a pleasing recognition of its significance.”

The VB288 delivers visual content extraction, status displays and alerts to a remote videowall display that can be viewed through a standard web browser. Running on a general high-specification servers, the VB288 powers content analysis of large numbers of HD H.264/MPEG4 or H.265/HEVC channels with displaying in multiple browser windows, for instant verification of QoE alerts generated by the system.

The VB288 is a key component of the Objective QoE system, which implements a QoE solution based solely on the empirical assessment of objective performance factors specific to digital media operations, rather than using the ‘opinion-scoring’method common until now.

Objective QoE provides a more accurate tool for QoE assessment, free from the spurious and misleading results generated by conventional systems.   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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