Qligent Reduces Overhead For Event-Based OTT Monitoring

Dynamic OTT Monitoring solution eliminates the expense of a permanent on-premise infrastructure for performance and compliance monitoring of live-streamed events.

Qligent is releasing products for OTT service providers that produce and deliver live-streamed events with a new solution that eliminates the expense and maintenance of a permanent monitoring infrastructure. Qligent’s Dynamic OTT Monitoring solution packages all the QoS, QoE and Compliance Monitoring benefits of Qligent’s flagship Vision system for temporary services in the cloud, giving service providers a more economical pricing model and lightweight monitoring infrastructure that turns on and off as needed.

“Our Dynamic OTT Monitoring innovation will revolutionize the live event universe through a cost-effective, cloud solution to address sports, concerts and other performances and events,” said John Shoemaker, Director of Sales, Qligent. “It’s special and unique because it brings all of the premium monitoring and analysis features that our 24/7 broadcast and MVPD customers rely on worldwide, at an hourly rate. It’s a paradigm-shifting model that will bring substantial cost savings of 50 percent or more to our live-event customers that don’t require, or simply can’t afford, a permanent monitoring system. And, it entirely removes the need for on-premise infrastructure.”

Always Ready

The dynamically-fashioned instance enables the support of live events with minimal notice, connecting the service provider’s infrastructure with a Qligent Vision system in the cloud through a secure URL. Customers get the same benefits as 24/7 Vision users, monitoring QoS-related transport and physical streams, QoE-related issues such as lack of signal, video freeze and/or missing audio, and compliance-related matters, such as audio loudness and closed captioning.

The instantly deployable system provides all the standard Vision components, including aggregation servers and networked probes for gathering performance data across the delivery chain. Measurement and compliance results and recordings are still available for the customer after the event for a defined time period with no additional costs associated as the probing cloud instances have been turned off.

“The flexible hourly pricing structure means that service providers are not charged before or beyond the time that the system is live,” added Shoemaker. “Once disconnected from the cloud at the end of the event, a bill is generated and delivered to the customer.”

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