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Pixelmetrix OTT Media Grinder (OMG) upgrade adds Service Quality Factor Analytics

Singapore, January 15, 2013 – Pixelmetrix, a leading innovator for professional video and television solutions, announces the latest update to its OTT Media Grinder (OMG), a comprehensive system for validation of Over-The-Top Delivery Infrastructure.  Forming part of the overall service analytics engine of the OMG, this new feature exposes the key contributing factors leading to OTT service quality issues.

Danny Wilson, Pixelmetrix President & CEO, said, “Service Quality Factor Analytics is one of several new and upcoming solutions being added to the OMG.  Intelligent data mining across the thousands of simulated clients within the OMG appliance, top ranked issues are displayed for easy reference.  Despite operational pressures and cutbacks, service quality still matters.  Now, with this integral, new attribute, we can help operators tune and troubleshoot arduous tasks or obscure problems related to OTT delivery.  The analytics upgrade for the OMG is available as a free download for our existing customers.”

The OMG simulates thousands of OTT clients (iPhone, iPad, etc) with multiple user-defined behaviors, that is, some pools of clients can, for example, consume content to the end, while other pools of clients can randomly change speeds, drop connections, or 'flap' between adaptive bitrates.

To quantify the unique QoS/QoE performance factors for OTT, Pixelmetrix has developed the comprehensive VideoMargin™ Metrics, which give complete insight into the OTT delivery.  Measuring network, HTTP and video layer performance, the seven VideoMargin™ parameters measure each aspect of the delivery domain spanning content server, network, authentication, individual client behavior and collective client behavior.  Consolidated service availability is also provided as a single number in a familiar '5 nines' type of representation.

Packaged in a compact 1RU form factor, dedicated GigE Interfaces are available for management and Load Generation. The OMG can be operated stand-alone in a single location, or in a distributed, coordinated, multi-site configuration where loading multiple OMG systems provide visibility of service quality across the entire network.

Pixelmetrix develops a host of Preventive Monitoring solutions, for Quality of Service and Quality of Experience, that offer unique attributes and versatility, allowing operators to achieve end-to-end visibility, and keep tabs on their network architecture while reducing operating expenses.

Press contact:
Sharifah Ahmad
Marcom Manager
Pixelmetrix Corporation
Tel: +65 6547 4935

Note to Editors:

To schedule an interview with Danny Wilson, please contact Sharifah.

About Pixelmetrix Corporation

Pixelmetrix Corporation is the global expert in Preventive Monitoring for digital, cable, terrestrial and IPTV networks.  The company provides equipment and network intelligence systems to television broadcasters for the management and monitoring of quality of service and quality of experience.  Headquartered in Singapore, Pixelmetrix has offices in the United States and Europe.

Pixelmetrix suite of quality assurance solutions are featured as the Emmy® Award winning DVStation, DVStation-Mini3, DVStation-Remote, DVStation-Pod, DVStation-IP3, DVStor2, IPGen, DVProbe-C, DVProbe-S2, DPI Auditor, EndGame, Electronic Couch Potato, ECP Consolidator, StationView, Consolidator, ConsolidatorPlus, OTT Media Grinder and Pelican. These are trademarks of Pixelmetrix Corporation.

Pixelmetrix clientele include AT&T, Arqiva, Bharti/Airtel, British Telecom, CBS, CNN/Turner Networks, Canal+, Discovery Networks, Disney, ESPN, Eutelsat, Fox, HBO, KPBS, KPN, NBC, NHK, NTT, Rai Way, Reliance, Rogers, Sky PerfecTV! Japan, SoftBank, Telefutura, Telstra, Telus, Towercast, Univision, Verizon, Viacom, Virgin Media and more.

Pixelmetrix has been conferred the TV Technology STAR Awards (Superior Technology Award Recipient) 2012 (twice), 2009, 2007, 2004 and 2000, Cable & Satellite International Highly Commended Product of the Year Award 2010, Frost & Sullivan Industrial Technologies Award 2009, C+T Technology Development Award 2009, Cable & Satellite International Product of the Year Award 2008, Engineering & Technology Emmy® Award 2007, Broadcast Engineering publication Pick Hit Awards 2008 and 2005, BIRTV Product of the Year Award 2006, Cable-Satellite/Mediacast Product of the Year Awards 2004 and 2003, as well as the Peter Wayne Award 2000, for Best Design and Innovation.

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