Harmonic Debuts Video-Quality Monitor


Harmonic on Monday introduced video-quality monitoring and optimization software designed to help video service providers increase the quality and reliability of their broadcast services.

Dubbed IRIS, the software lets service providers optimize bandwidth utilization by balancing the distribution of channels across their multiplexes. The product can deliver a variety of real-time QoS measurements or scheduled reports for hundreds of programs.

IRIS will compete with other video-quality management solutions, including those from Mixed Signals and  Symmetricom.

Operators can use IRIS to check status of video quality, global channel availability, statmux pool optimization scores,

and source quality and complexity, according to Harmonic.

IRIS is available in Foundation, Standard and Enterprise editions. The Foundation edition supports 100 programs, while the Standard edition supports 250 programs and offers advanced features. The Enterprise edition supports up to 500 programs and offers the most comprehensive set of tools and reports available.

First customer shipments are scheduled for June 2009. Harmonic is debuting the IRIS solution at the NAB Show in Las Vegas this week.