SOURCE: IneoQuest Technologies

April 16, 2007 12:19 ET

IneoQuest Introduces IQPinPoint™ Video Quality Management System for Reducing OPEX

New Video Quality Management System Is First to Employ Multi-Dimensional Monitoring and Analysis Technology From Head-End to Core Throughout the Last Mile

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- NAB2007 -- IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., the leader in Multi-Dimensional Video Quality Management Systems™ and global provider of advanced quality and service assurance solutions for IP Video, today unveiled IQPinPoint™, the Industry's only video quality management system designed specifically for reducing network operational expenses (OPEX) with multi-dimensional monitoring and analysis technology. IQPinPoint integrates the IneoQuest iVMS™ (IP Video Management System) and associated probes across all network sub-systems into a unified, real-time view of video network performance from head-end to core and throughout the last mile.

IQPinPoint is the most comprehensive platform available to assist service providers in controlling OPEX. IQPinPoint is comprised of the company's newly enhanced Cricket family of intelligent video network probes (see today's related "IneoQuest Goes Wireless" release), its successful Singulus family of 1 GigE and 10 GigE probes, and its iVMS. IQPinPoint enables service providers to monitor and analyze thousands of video streams simultaneously across all network sub-systems over time, enabling a live, real-time, multi-dimensional view of network quality.

Unique capabilities of IQPinPoint include:

--  Proactive monitoring and analysis of IP video networks from head-end
    to core to set top box.
--  Continuous inspection of hundreds of simultaneous video program
    streams at any point in the network.
--  Broadest physical transport coverage for Cable, Ethernet, HPNA, ASI,
    xDSL, and Wireless.
--  Presentation of network and program information via a single unified
    Web-based management interface, enabling providers to direct the
    appropriate action.
    
"Video quality issues due to the overwhelming requirements that IP video introduces to switched IP networks are resulting in unanticipated OPEX for service providers," said Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst, Broadband and IPTV at Infonetics Research. "One-dimensional video monitoring solutions simply do not provide the level of granularity needed for proactive problem resolution. The requirement is for a complete video management solution, from head-end to home, that analyzes, predicts and resolves IP video issues anywhere in the network including at the program layer. IQPinPoint addresses these issues and should be of high value to video service providers moving forward."

"Video over IP is a new technology that is transforming the way video is delivered in a vast competitive market," said Marc Todd, President and CEO IneoQuest Technologies. "However, the inability to sustain video quality across all network sub-systems, no matter how much OPEX is increased, is a losing business model. Considering the multitude of last mile technologies that are becoming available, it is clear that a new multi-dimensional approach to quality and service assurance is needed if OPEX is to be controlled."

IneoQuest's new portfolio of network probes includes interfaces that allow deployment anywhere in the network, from head-end, to network core and throughout the multitude of available last mile technologies. Available Cricket interfaces include, Ethernet, ASI, ADSL2/2+, VDSL, HPNA, WiFi, 3G and QAM. IneoQuest also plans to support the 4G wireless broadband service WiMAX as well as the new video broadcast technologies MediaFlo and DVB-H later this year.

iVMS:

The iVMS comprises a comprehensive head-end to customer premise architecture with applications that show real-time views of video and the ability to remotely troubleshoot using performance tracking and trending reports. iVMS is available in a desktop and enterprise server-class version and scales to support thousands of probes.

IneoQuest is exhibiting at this week's NAB2007 show, April 16th-19th, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, booth #SU11606.

Pricing and Availability:

IQPinPoint configurations can be ordered now. Pricing varies based on probe types and quantities deployed.

The Singulus Lite is a bundled solution comprising a Cricket with MediaAnalyzerPro and TSXPro software, for complete troubleshooting with IP Video and MPEG analysis. The standard Singulus Lite platform is orderable today with 4 to 6 week lead times and priced starting at $2995 in single quantities. For additional information on IneoQuest's new offerings and lead times, please send email inquiries to sales@ineoquest.com.

About IneoQuest Technologies

IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., the leader in Multi-Dimensional Video Quality Management Systems, is a global provider of advanced quality and service assurance solutions for IP Video, serving customers in the telephony, cable, broadcast and network equipment industries worldwide. The company enables its customers with unique combinations of hardware, software and services to design, build, deploy, and manage IPTV networks. Headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, IneoQuest has sales operations in the US, Asia and European regions. More information is available at www.IneoQuest.com

IneoQuest, Multi-Dimensional Video Quality Management Systems, Singulus, iVMS and IQPinPoint, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of IneoQuest Technologies in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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