JDSU has added a new IPTV transport stream monitoring capability to its QT-600 Ethernet and triple-play probe. This forms part of JDSU’s NetComplete service assurance IPTV offering, claimed in turn to be the only test solution on the market to address quality of service (QoS) from the head end into the home.
The QT-600 IPTV transport stream monitoring capability can track more than 500 streams, strengthening the ability of service providers to ensure accurate signalling and quality viewing. As IPTV content travels through the content delivery chain, the QT-600 can help providers catch and resolve impairments that can occur anywhere along that chain, all posing a threat to the end-user’s IPTV quality of viewing experience.
The ability to monitor several hundred transport streams simultaneously also enables the QT-600 to measure and calculate key IPTV quality indicators to enable service providers to proactively detect quality degradations before impacting the level of service to the customer.
“Service providers worldwide are deploying IPTV to retain and attract new customers with a compelling package of triple-play services,” said John Govert, Vice-President and General Manager of JDSU’s Service Assurance Solutions business unit. JDSU’s portfolio recently won Frost & Sullivan’s Annual Growth Strategy Award for IP Video/IPTV test.