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Path 1 unveils monitoring for IP video

Path 1 Network Technologies has released its first IP video monitoring application; Diagnostic, Analysis and Stream Health (DASH). The DASH application supports quality assurance initiatives for broadcast-quality IP video transport by detecting problems with the video streams intrinsic during transport over packet-based networks.

When used with the Path 1 VX8000 IP video gateway, the technologies help detect and correct errors like IP network that affect video quality due to jitter, packet loss, excessive latency, out-of-order packets and other visible disruptions. Once a problem has been detected, Path 1’s IP video gateways can be used to apply Pro-MPEG Code of Practice (COP 3) techniques for forward error correction.

DASH is the first of several monitoring and video quality assurance products that Path 1 plans to introduce this year. These tools and applications will allow network operators such as telcos, carriers, mobile and satellite providers who transport IP video over private and public networks to pinpoint performance problems and correct those problems quickly.

Installed near routers and switches, the DASH monitoring system captures real-time and accurate data to measure and monitor delivery quality and media transport performance. It runs on any PC connected to a video network. SNMP transactions are used to obtain information about the video streams from the Path 1 gateway devices. In addition, multiple devices can be monitored simultaneously, with the rate of data collection configurable by the user.

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