Qligent Assesses Local Linear TV QC

Cloud-based monitoring and analysis specialist Qligent Vision to introduce solutions for the local broadcasters and large networks.

At NAB 2015, Qligent plans to demonstrate how linear TV services can generate deeper insight into signal performance across the air chain, even down to the last mile. The company will exhibit new multichannel visualization capabilities for its infinitely scalable Vision platform, and introduce a local solution for deep on-site monitoring.

Qligent’s Vision is an enterprise-level platform offering previously unforeseen clarity of signal performance in multiplatform delivery. Using a customizable, single-screen dashboard, Vision enables user-generated intelligible KPIs, graphics and trend lines to produce a true picture of media quality through the last mile. The result is a complete understanding of the TV viewing experience across over-the-air, cable, satellite and IPTV systems, without the costs or complexity associated with bandwidth-heavy backhaul or component-driven monitoring strategies.

Vision’s new capabilities allow users to display and analyze multi-channel data from many sites on a single screen. This effectively allows a single operator to monitor a high density of signals network-wide from one spot, instead of working across many screens. Since Vision is software-defined, Qligent also offers end-to-end monitoring as an outsourced managed service for customers that want to completely free up and allocate staff to more creative, production-oriented tasks.

Qligent will introduce a new product for local broadcasters and TV services that need only local performance monitoring and analysis. At NAB will mark the introduction of Point, a standalone version of Vision for monitoring many co-located signals. Point delivers the same depth as Vision, with a focus on deep on-site monitoring, baseline performance and troubleshooting of intermittent issues through extensive trending and recording capabilities. Point is ideal for terrestrial broadcasters facing transitions connected to advanced standards such as ATSC 3.0, ISDB-T rollouts, or DVB-T2 conversions, or government-driven initiatives, like the impending Spectrum Repack in North America and international countries.

Vision and Point both excel at improving quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) through comprehensive media analysis, with insight into signal integrity and performance up to the point where signals reach consumers. Qligent brings additional power to each system through its unique microprobes, called uProbes, which allow users to economically test, measure and troubleshoot performance issues in close proximity to the consumer.

Qligent’s uProbes feed the central dashboard in Vision and Point systems, collecting data from every connection point and saving customers a lot of money and headaches tied to service issues over the last mile.

Ultimately, Qligent’s network-enabled uProbes further reduce the total cost of ownership of a Vision or Point solution. In addition to eliminating the cost of traditional expensive legacy components—and ensuring no intrusion on the end consumer—uProbes can be deployed anywhere across a network or delivery architecture of any scope or size without geographical limitations.

Visit Qligent at NAB in Booth N3621.

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