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Monitoring over 20 million devices

Strong market growth for software-defined monitoring (SDM) for IP video is a key IBC message for Hall 14 exhibitor Mariner. The company recently announced that its Mariner xVu SDM solution was now monitoring over 20 million devices.

Mariner explained that TV and entertainment companies are using xVu to manage complexity and realtime quality of service while driving down operational costs, as they add new content and bundles for TV, broadband internet and mobile devices.

Many tier 1 operators are boosting in-house systems with the Mariner software, that uses standardised virtualisation and blade server technologies to scale to more devices and deliver service agility while driving down TCO costs related to legacy hardware-based systems.

“The system helps teams become more proactive in the face of network degradation and silent failures common in large IP networks,” explained Shaun MacDonald, VP of business development and marketing at Mariner.

“Teams spend their time fixing problems rather than searching for issues across an expanding network. We are monitoring over six billion events per month and identifying hundreds of millions of service-impacting IP video issues.”