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Q’ligent: Audience awareness in the cloud

A cloud-based system for comprehensive quality analysis for linear TV aims to offer a closer insight into signal integrity and performance.

Q’ligent claimed its Vision system offers a full understanding of the TV viewing experience for over-the-air, cable, satellite, and IPTV delivery, without the costs or complexity associated with bandwidth-heavy backhaul and platform-specific monitoring.

The software allows users to centrally visualise information collected over IP from a series of software-defined probes. Probes can be deployed anywhere across a network or delivery architecture of any scope or size, without geographical limitations. Users can monitor and collect information from multiple transport streams and signal paths to intelligently test, measure, troubleshoot and verify signal integrity.

“Broadcasters and network operators are spread increasingly thin as they manage an exponentially growing number of headends and delivery platforms,” said Q’ligent COO, Ted Korte. “They simply do not have enough resources to allocate across divergent systems, and need to get to the root of system issues faster. We’re giving our customers an intuitive and limitless service that centralises all critical media quality analysis of their channel distribution, across multiple delivery platforms, onto a single user interface.”

Q’ligent said Vision’s architecture extends beyond centralised monitoring of current performance to predictive analytics and performance trends over time, helping users to recognise potential issues that could affect signal integrity and the consumer experience before they happen.

The company also said its users would be able to gradually transition to Q’ligent Vision’s cloud-based monitoring approach.