NEW** VB288 Content Extraction System for Objective QoE Monitoring with Remote Videowall Display.
At the heart of the Objective QoE system, the VB288 delivers visual content extraction, status displays and alerts to a remote videowall display that can be viewed through any web browser. Running on a standard high-specification server, the VB288 can power displays of large numbers of HD H.264 and H.265/HEVC channels in multiple browser windows. With an easy ‘embedded feel’ setup and operation experience, and accessible from any location, the VB288 provides a highly effective validation tool that is easily adaptable to any monitoring strategy, and readily usable by busy engineers on the move.
NEW** VB273 Satellite Redundancy Switch
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. The VB273 module works with a VB272 and VB120 in a redundant chassis to monitor two signals from dual production chains and switch to the backup chain if the main chain fails. A sophisticated automatic decision engine uses Bridge’s advanced ETR290 analysis functionality and compares error condition results against user defined rules. Far outstripping the simple ETR290 alarm analyzers and black box switchers broadcasters have used until now, the Bridge VB273 system’s rich feature set and powerful analysis and standalone decision capabilities make it the most comprehensive and versatile solution available to date.
NEW** VB266 DVB-C2 Monitoring Module
Bridge Technologies will show another industry first with the VB266 DVB-C2 RF Interface card. State of the art coding and modulation techniques in the new DVB-C2 allows cable operators to achieve greater than 30 percent higher spectrum efficiency under the same conditions, with downstream channel capacity gains greater than 60% for optimized HFC networks. The VB266 DVB-C2 solution from Bridge means that for the first time cable operators have access to a future-ready monitoring capability as they begin to roll out DVB-C2 upgrades to their networks.
Additionally, The IABM (International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers) has named Bridge Technologies as one of the five recipients of its Game-Changer 2014 award, in a presentation at this year’s NAB show—following from its win in 2013, this makes Bridge Technologies the only company to have received the IABM award twice.
For 2014, the IABM chose Bridgetech’s VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor as the game-changing product. Winners were selected based on the innovation of their products and services, the benefits they bring to customers and the industry as a whole, as well as influence on the industry, impact potential over the next 12 months, and economic factors like ROI, cost of ownership and expected user savings.
The VB288 delivers visual content extraction, status displays and alerts to a virtual videowall display that can be viewed through any web browser. Running on a standard high-specification server, the VB288 powers displays of large numbers of HD H.264 channels in multiple browser windows, for instant verification of QoE alerts generated by the system. The VB288 is a key component of the Objective QoE system, which implements a QoE solution based solely on the empirical assessment of objective performance factors specific to digital media operations, rather than using the ‘opinion-scoring’ method common until now. Objective QoE provides a more accurate tool for QoE assessment, free from the spurious and misleading results generated by conventional systems.
With an easy ‘embedded feel’ setup and operation experience, and accessible from any location, the VB288 provides a highly effective tool for integrating Objective QoE into digital media monitoring for connected media services.
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