Telestream Announces Upgrades for Multiscreen Video Monitoring

Apr 10, 2018

Telestream, a provider of media streaming and delivery technologies, video service assurance, and file-based media workflow orchestration announced a strategic upgrade to its end-to-end multiscreen video monitoring and analytics solution. Telestream reports that the enhancements to its ABR monitoring solution bring significant benefits to content owners, broadcasters, and online video service providers seeking to offer the best possible Quality of Experience (QoE) to consumers as they watch content on the broadest range of devices.

The upgrade includes major new versions of its Inspector LIVE and Surveyor ABR Active systems that can be deployed as a software appliance bundle, packaged for use in private and public virtual environments, which includes the cloud.

Among the new functions announced within Inspector LIVE and Surveyor ABR Active is a new open API that can be used for configuration, control, and data extraction. This is a key enabler in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) environments as well as in container orchestration and automation environments. The probes also feature new user interface (UI) and monitoring workflows, which enable operators to identify the critical metrics faster through an ability to customize the UI according to their specific requirements. 

Inspector LIVE 5.0 is a content monitoring probe that is capable of monitoring video quality pre and post-encoding or transcoding for hundreds of programs. It ensures the encoder is properly configuring all asset variants for delivery on ABR networks. In addition to an open API and new UI, a new enhanced perceptual quality metric within Inspector LIVE offers support for new data types – such as HEVC encoded content – and new deeper analysis of all data streams to the pixel level. By enabling network operators with the ability to support and maintain end-user QoE more efficiently, these new capabilities reduce the amount of time to resolve issues.