Launching a number of new capabilities at IBC is Bridge Technologies, among which is what the company describes as an entirely new QoE (Quality of Experience) solution.
This enables operators of Bridge systems to combine what Bridge claims is the industry’s most sophisticated QoS capability with state of the art QoE monitoring – all running on the same Bridgetech infrastructure, and with support for QoE monitoring of regionally-inserted material.
Also new for IBC2013 is a second generation OTT Engine that makes MPEG-DASH support a core part of the user’s OTT monitoring capability. It is compatible with all Bridge Technologies 1G and 10G probes, and part of the iOS and Android PocketProbe mobile monitoring apps. To ensure the widest possible compatibility with future, current and legacy OTT operations, Bridge Technologies’ new OTT Engine extends its HLS, Smoothstream and MPEG-DASH capability by adding support for RTMP and subtitle tracks.
A third announcement is said by Bridge to be the first of a new line of products. The VB273 module is designed for Bridge Technologies’ new carrier-grade intelligent redundancy switching solution for satellite uplinks, and works with a VB272 and VB120 in a redundant chassis to monitor two signals from dual production chains and switches to the backup chain if the main chain fails. An automatic decision engine uses Bridge’s ETR290 analysis functionality and compares error condition results against user defined rules.