SOURCE: Mariner


April 12, 2010 09:00 ET

Mariner Covers IPTV Service Assurance at Cisco's IP Possibilities Workshop

Mariner Demonstration Highlights the OPEX Reduction Potential of xVu on Cisco's VQE Platform

SAINT JOHN, NB--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) - Mariner, a leading provider of innovative IP video solutions and technologies, today announced its participation in Cisco's IPTV workshop, titled "Turning Your IP Network into a Service Delivery Platform," at the upcoming IP Possibilities show in St. Louis, MO. on April 13th, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel from 9.00am to Noon.

Mariner will demonstrate its xVu™ suite of IPTV service monitoring tools, which bring complete end-to-end monitoring of the access and home network to Cisco's IPTV solution, leveraging the innovative Visual Quality of Experience (VQE) platform. 

Cisco's IP Possibilities workshop will feature presentations and discussions on IP Networking and IP Cellular backhaul as well as participation by key Cisco partners. Marc Savoie, VP Product Management for Mariner, will demonstrate xVu, Mariner's award winning IPTV service assurance solution and discuss its potential for reducing OPEX based on experiences in the Cisco VQE environment.

Key Facts:

  • xVu is an industry-leading IPTV service assurance solution that provides complete end-to-end network monitoring. Its total coverage allows service providers to identify and fix network issues before they negatively affect the end user, thus reducing costly truck rolls and customer churn.

  • Cisco's IPTV solution is based on open systems' architecture and industry standards and, along with the VQE technology, gives service providers a comprehensive suite that enables the optimization of bandwidth use, reduction of error rates through error correction, provision of rapid channel change and improvements in the overall user experience.

  • The incorporation of Mariner's xVu tools within Cisco's VQE technology is the result of a year long collaboration, in which a thoroughly integrated version of xVu was developed. The result is the ability for a service provider to gain measured insight and troubleshooting control into network and home related issues as well as speed response to service-quality issues.

  • Mariner will be demonstrating xVu at the IP Possibilities expo at the Chase Park Plaza in booth 418 as well in partnership with CCI Systems Inc. in booth 407. 

Supporting Quotes:

 "The incorporation of Mariner's xVu product with Cisco's VQE platform provides service providers with a highly reliable IPTV solution," says Curtis Howe, President and CEO, Mariner. "The xVu toolset enables insightful operations and network support thereby reducing the operating cost of TV and improving the overall customer experience".


Cisco's integrated IPTV solutions deliver the ultimate personal video experience.

Mariner's xVu suite of IPTV service monitoring solutions  offers complete end-to-end monitoring of the access and home network.

About Mariner

Mariner is a leading provider of innovative IP video solutions and technologies that deliver unique value to the expanding IPTV industry. Mariner's flagship TV care product, xVu, specializes on Next-Gen IPTV service monitoring. Mariner's architecture and toolset enables Service Providers to better assure the viewing experience, isolate troubles and guide cost effective resolution such as "Smart" truck rolls. Mariner's frostt platform as well delivers interactive TV, social networking and self-service capabilities to the TV in a highly compelling viewing experience.

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