SOURCE: IneoQuest Technologies

June 06, 2005 09:00 ET

IneoQuest Addresses the Complete Lifecycle Support of Video over IP With Introduction of New Products and Features

Demonstrates Industry's First Single Test Platform With Reconfigurable Functionality at Supercomm 2005 Booth 78058

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 6, 2005 -- At Supercomm 2005 IneoQuest Technologies, the Video over IP Quality Specialists™, is demonstrating the first single video over IP test platform that satisfies each phase of the converged network lifecycle -- from helping speed high-quality components to market to enabling network operators to proactively assess and monitor thousands of video streams simultaneously.

The company is announcing today:

--  The industry's first 10 Gigabit Ethernet video-over-IP test platform -
    a reconfigurable tool with three modes of operation for generation and
    simultaneous analysis and monitoring of thousands of video streams;
--  The IQMediaProbe, a value priced test probe for remote monitoring of
    streaming voice, video and data quality over Triple Play Networks;
--  Tandberg Television Integrates IneoQuest video over IP monitoring in
    their nCompass network control system for remote monitoring of video over
    IP quality;
--  Rural Telecom adopts IneoQuest platform for delivering network Quality
    of Service (QoS).
    

IneoQuest has also recently proposed the media delivery index (MDI) -- the first tool to measure an IP network's dynamic performance in delivering streaming video content. The proposal has been submitted to the IETF. The goal of MDI is to support a more integrated converged network infrastructure in which engineers, network architects and operators can for the first time reliably assess video quality across a switched IP network.

What is "the Converged Network Lifecycle?"

The converged network lifecycle comprises three distinct stages: 1) component design and test; 2) verifying interoperability between components and network and commissioning; and 3) deployment, support, maintenance and monitoring to ensure Quality of Service (QoS). Quality video delivery correlates closely with the interdependence of the network equipment manufacturers and network operators who are responsible for these three stages.

Built on FPGA technology, IneoQuest tools are reconfigurable. Thus, they can function in up to three different modes and they are the only video over IP test equipment on the market today that can satisfy both network equipment manufacturers and network providers during all phases of the converged network lifecycle. This flexibility simplifies tool requirements and increases the ability to share test results and deliver more efficient network maintenance.

"IneoQuest's ability to monitor multiple video over IP streams simultaneously according to the media delivery index (MDI) is a clear value add to our nCompass Network Management System," said Richard Bullock, Business Development Manager for TANDBERG Television. "This capability is pushing our customer's visibility of their network performance and video quality further than ever before, ensuring a better managed network and maximum uptime."

"Rural Telecom was looking for a test and monitoring solution that would enable seamless content transmission over our advanced IPTV Gigabit Ethernet network to our remote headends. However, traditional layer 2 and 3 test equipment was not providing the information we needed to determine how our network was performing," said Shane Broyles, R&D Coordinator for Rural Telecom. "The IneoQuest' Singulus G1-T and IQMediaMonitor tools' multi-mode design and ability to simultaneously monitor all streams on our Gigabit network enabled us to quickly identify network issues and work with our equipment manufacturers for very fast problem resolution."

"Nowhere is it more true than in today's converged network that designing and deploying systems can not be understood in isolation," said Marc Todd, president and chief executive officer of IneoQuest Technologies. "The delivery of high-quality video services demands that equipment manufacturers and network operators are equipped with the tools they need and a common language -- including support for multiple media formats and standards -- to deliver robust next-generation networks."

About IneoQuest Technologies:

IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., the Video over IP Quality Specialists™, provides high-speed test tools for monitoring, debugging and maintaining Media over IP networks in the telephony, cable, broadcast and enterprise/campus markets, as well as OEMs worldwide. IneoQuest enables its customers with 1- and 10-Gigabit Ethernet technologies to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation converged Networks. Headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, IneoQuest has sales operations in the US, Asia and European regions. IneoQuest Web address is www.IneoQuest.com.

Note to editors: IneoQuest, Singulus, IQMediaProbe, IQSoftwareSuite, IQMediaStim, IQMediaAnalyzer and IQMediaMonitor are either registered trademarks or trademarks of IneoQuest Technologies in the United States and/or other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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