Bridge Technologies Updates PocketProbe App

Together with pre-cloud hardware probes, the post-cloud location of the PocketProbe enables an excellent correlative understanding of CDN and provider abilities.

Bridge Technologies has announced a complete update of its PocketProbe app. PocketProbe enables objective post-CDN analysis of real network performance in a streaming media environment. PocketProbe is now 64-bit compatible and available for download on both iOS and Android.

The updated apps incorporate the latest version of the OTT Engine at the heart of Bridge Technologies’ popular VB series of media monitoring IP probes. These enable analysis and confidence validation of HTTP variable bit-rate streams from any location.

PocketProbe can provide continual validation of OTT streams, with detailed analysis of HLS, Smoothstream, RTMP and MPEG-DASH, and at-a-glance displays that present data in instantly-understandable form through graphic displays and multiple overlays.

The app can be used by service engineers and operational staff to test real world behaviors with a wide range of operators. Accurate status of bit-rates used and profile changes is displayed in real time, giving instant understanding of provider delivery capability.

“As IP networks become increasingly pervasive, and as the number of ways and places in which digital content is consumed proliferates, it is vital that network engineers have the ability to fault find and optimize performance wherever they find themselves,” said Simen K. Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies. “PocketProbe uniquely provides that capability. It’s an excellent example of our commitment to providing the broadest, deepest range of network optimization tools in the industry – from the data center to the engineer’s pocket.”

The updated PocketProbe will be on display in the Bridge Technologies exhibit at the 2018 NAB Show.

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