New Bridge probe has OTT capability3 September 2012
A new version of the VB12-RF, which is described as a compact, highly portable broadcast-IP monitoring and measurement appliance for terrestrial, cable and OTT applications, is being announced by Bridge Technologies.
Packing every required interface into an airtight and waterproof polycarbonate unit smaller than a laptop computer, the VB12-RF features full TR101290 alarming and analysis, and support for all major transportation codecs. Now featuring a built-in ten-channel OTT engine, the VB12-RF is said to be the world’s first portable broadcast probe with OTT capability, and far more practical, complete, and robust than traditional larger, heavier, and fragile PC-based alternatives.
Also new for IBC is Bridge Technologies’ microAnalytics System for monitoring OTT and ‘TV everywhere’ services to multiple devices including smartphones and tablets. The microAnalytics System allows operators to remotely access real-time data from set-top boxes, connected TVs, iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices, making accurate and comprehensive end-to-end multiservice/OTT monitoring a reality for the first time.