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OMG for OTT on the Pixelmetrix booth

11 April 2012
OMG for OTT on the Pixelmetrix booth

Pixelmetrix will unveil its new OTT Media Grinder (OMG), a comprehensive system for validation of Over-The-Top Delivery Infrastructure. The OMG enables operators to qualify and periodically audit OTT Service Quality by simultaneously emulating thousands of OTT clients – generating large amounts of OTT transaction traffic into the network. The OMG simulates thousands of OTT clients (iPhone, iPad, etc) with multiple user-defined behaviours. Pools of clients can behave well (for example, consume content to the end), while other pools of clients can randomly change speeds, drop connections, or flap between adaptive bitrates. To quantify the unique QoS/QoE performance factors for OTT, Pixelmetrix has developed the comprehensive VideoMargin Metrics, which give complete insight into the OTT delivery. Measuring network, HTTP and video layer performance, the seven VideoMargin parameters measure each aspect of the delivery domain spanning content server, network, authentication, individual client behaviour and collective client behaviour as well. Consolidated service availability is also provided as a single number in a familiar five nines type of representation. Packaged in a compact 1RU form factor, dedicated GigE Interfaces are available for management and Load Generation. The OMG can be operated standalone in a single location, or in a distributed, coordinated, multisite configuration where loading multiple OMG systems provide visibility of service quality across the entire network. Pixelmetrix develops a host of IPTV and Preventive Monitoring systems that offer unique attributes and versatility, allowing operators to achieve end-to-end visibility and keep tabs on their network architecture. SU5415

 

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