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TalkTalk using Agama solution in IPTV head-end

9 September 2011
TalkTalk using Agama solution in IPTV head-end

Telecommunications service provider and YouView partner TalkTalk has deployed a far-reaching monitoring solution from Agama in its IPTV head-end.

Ensuring that the audio and video content-level payload is correct and of high quality is vital if the end-user is to feel satisfied with the quality of a TV service. Errors introduced in the head-end, or even before entering the head-end, need to be detected early to avoid subsequent troubleshooting – hence the need for content level monitoring.

The TalkTalk installation includes Agamaz Analyzer H-E – a tool that enables round-the-clock monitoring in the head-end – and Agama Enterprise Server for central management, presentation and extensive alarm handling. As a result, the customer is able to detect conditions such as black screen, freeze frame, audio silence and excessive macroblocking, as well as provide complete synctatic and semantic verification of all levels of the TV stream. There are also add-on functionalities for live confidence monitoring, validation of configured properties of transport streams, and error-triggered stream recording.

Mikael Dahlgren (pictured), CEO of Agama Technologies, commented: “It’s with great pleasure I see that our powerful head-end monitoring offering proved to be the best fit for TalkTalk, enabling massive content level analysis in a cost- and space-efficient way. We warmly welcome TalkTalk as a new Agama customer, and look forward to being their quality assurance partner in the exciting
future ahead of the UK market.”

Stand No: 4.A55

www.agama.tv
 Telecommunications service provider and YouView partner TalkTalk has deployed a far-reaching monitoring solution from Agama in its IPTV head-end.

Ensuring that the audio and video content-level payload is correct and of high quality is vital if the end-user is to feel satisfied with the quality of a TV service. Errors introduced in the head-end, or even before entering the head-end, need to be detected early to avoid subsequent troubleshooting – hence the need for content level monitoring.

The TalkTalk installation includes Agamaz Analyzer H-E – a tool that enables round-the-clock monitoring in the head-end – and Agama Enterprise Server for central management, presentation and extensive alarm handling. As a result, the customer is able to detect conditions such as black screen, freeze frame, audio silence and excessive macroblocking, as well as provide complete synctatic and semantic verification of all levels of the TV stream. There are also add-on functionalities for live confidence monitoring, validation of configured properties of transport streams, and error-triggered stream recording.

Mikael Dahlgren (pictured), CEO of Agama Technologies, commented: “It’s with great pleasure I see that our powerful head-end monitoring offering proved to be the best fit for TalkTalk, enabling massive content level analysis in a cost- and space-efficient way. We warmly welcome TalkTalk as a new Agama customer, and look forward to being their quality assurance partner in the exciting
future ahead of the UK market.”

Stand No: 4.A55

www.agama.tv
 

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