Brix Networks is letting service providers continuously monitor live, broadcast Internet-protocol-TV video streams.
BrixVision Live Monitoring monitors and analyzes live video streams at critical service-demarcation points within the delivery network, such as headends, regional hubs or local video-serving offices.
The tool provides different views of IPTV performance, including operational monitoring, service-level-agreement compliance, installation verification, troubleshooting and customer care.
For example, the BrixVision dashboard can alert network-operations staff to service degradations or outages, and it reports current video quality and service-performance indicators. The software’s reporting feature lets providers graph performance of individual channels and locations by comparing more than 40 collected quality metrics.
Brix, based in Chelmsford, Mass., was founded in 1999. Its core product offerings are voice-over-IP quality-measurement tools for service providers.
The company said BrixVision Live IPTV Monitoring is available now; pricing varies based on the “scope and scale” of a network operator's deployment.