SOURCE: IneoQuest Technologies

IneoQuest Technologies

March 16, 2011 09:02 ET

IneoQuest and Envivio Alliance Brings Quality Assurance to CDNs/OTT/ABR Video Solutions

Partnership Helps Service and Content Providers Improve Adaptive Bitrate Video Performance by Monitoring and Sharing Key Service Statistics Between Systems

MANSFIELD, MA and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., the global provider of advanced video quality and service assurance solutions, and Envivio, a leading provider of live and on-demand multi-screen IP video processing and delivery solutions, today announced that they are collaborating to provide sophisticated quality assurance tools to Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and over-the-top services (OTT) using adaptive bit rate video delivery technology. The result of this alliance is the first video headend to merge high quality multi-screen video encoding with real-time, end-to-end monitoring and analysis, which is designed to provide operators with the confidence that the adaptive bit rate streams they send into CDNs or mobile infrastructures are robust, intact and meet the quality viewing expectations of their subscribers.

Full adaptive streaming of OTT and multi-screen video using HTTP Live streaming and other HTTP delivery methods are powerful new mechanisms for video providers to offer expanded services choices and enable consumers to enjoy TV everywhere. The operational challenges for such systems can significantly affect the end-user experience, as any problems arising with adaptive streaming can be extremely difficult to pinpoint and simply manifest as a poor experience at the end client device.

The integration of the Envivio 4Caster™ C4 multi-screen video encoding/transcoding platform with IneoQuest products such as IQDialogue® ASM and Expedus™ DVA™ provides visibility into the health of the video service delivery platform for all forms of HTTP-based adaptive bitrate transports.

"This partnership helps bring focus to the requirement of quality and service assurance for HTTP streaming video," said Marc Todd, President and CEO, IneoQuest. "Working together, IneoQuest and Envivio can improve visibility and operational efficiencies, and provide operators with the capability they desperately need to cater to the rapid advances in adaptive bitrate video deployments."

"Quality of experience is critical to subscriber satisfaction whether they are viewing the content on a TV, a mobile phone, a tablet or a PC," said Julien Signès, President and CEO, Envivio. "The partnership between Envivio and IneoQuest fills a significant gap by bringing actionable service analysis and metrics -- the type long required by cable, satellite, IPTV and other premium services -- to the new breed of operators that are relying on adaptive bitrate technology to deliver uninterrupted service via CDN and other OTT techniques."

As part of the agreement, IneoQuest and Envivio will exchange core technology that will be built into each company's products to provide tighter integration within the ecosystem.

IneoQuest and Envivio presented a LightReading Cable webinar on February 17, 2011, in which Gino Dion, Vice President and General Manager of Control Plane DPI from IneoQuest, was joined by Arnaud Perrier, Vice President of Solutions at Envivio, to discuss CDNs, Adaptive Bitrate Streaming, OTT technologies and service assurance. The webinar can be viewed on-demand at: http://www.lightreading.com/webinar.asp?webinar_id=29669&site=lr_cable

About IneoQuest
IneoQuest empowers cable, satellite, telecommunications providers and broadcasters to offer subscribers the highest level of video quality possible across multiple devices, including television, Internet and mobile. To enable its customers to leverage Program Availability, the key performance indicator cited in industry recommended practices, IneoQuest has developed award-winning quality and service assurance solutions that continuously monitor, analyze and troubleshoot. Whether offering video traditionally or through advanced methods like 3D television, OTT, HTTP Live streaming or hybrid broadcast/broadband, IneoQuest's family of products help providers manage service level agreements and control operational costs. As proponents of techniques and metrics that further quality of experience (QoE) and quality of service (QoS), IneoQuest contributed to the development of the SCTE 168 2010 Recommended Practices and developed the patented Media Delivery Index (MDI).

Headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, IneoQuest has sales operations in the North American, European, Asian and Latin American regions and works with premier partners, including Cisco Systems Inc., Microsoft® and Spirent® Communications. For more information, visit: www.IneoQuest.com.

About Envivio
Envivio is a leader in solutions for multi-screen video-over-IP delivery. We remove the boundaries of traditional television and make the world's video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Now in its second decade of developing market-leading video convergence solutions, Envivio has amassed dozens of patents, pioneered video-over-IP methods, and led in the deployment of emerging standards and new technologies. Today Envivio solutions deliver millions of content streams to hundreds of different styles of mobile devices, set top boxes, and PC platforms, on behalf of content owners, telecom operators, cable and satellite companies and mobile service providers throughout the world. Deployment and support are backed by a global staff that is familiar with local technical, regulatory and market guidelines encountered around the world. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices worldwide including France, England, China, Singapore and Japan. Envivio is a registered trademark and 4Caster, Envivio Genesis and TV without Boundaries are trademarks of Envivio, Inc. All trademarks used herein, whether recognized or not, are the properties of their respective companies.

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