SOURCE: IneoQuest Technologies, Inc.

May 23, 2006 09:15 ET

IneoQuest Introduces IQRouterTest for IPTV/IP Video

First Test to Verify IP Video Switch Performance With Multiple Video Streams

Test Enables Higher QoS in IPTV/IP Networks

MANSFIELD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., the IPTV/IP Video measurement leader, today announced the immediate availability of IQRouterTest Test and Verification Suite. The test suite can be configured with 1, 2, 10 and 20 GigE IneoQuest Geminus units and works by generating multiple controlled video streams through an IP switch while simultaneously analyzing the real-time delivery of the video streams.

Following the measurement technique described in RFC 4445 Media Delivery Index (MDI), this solution creates the MDI characteristic curve plots that network operators and network equipment manufacturers can use to characterize, optimize and compare the performance of IPTV/IP Video switches, under realistic load configurations before and after deployments.

For network operators, the IQRouterTest Test and Verification Suite provides a performance baseline for each IP switching device in the network and enables network operators to optimize and debug network performance. The solution features live Quality of Service (QoS) tuning, the ability to characterize known traffic profiles to identify performance bottlenecks using MDI as the baseline performance indicator.

"For service providers, characterizing and comparing switch and network QoS performance under realistic IPTV/IP Video loads, before deploying, reduces the risk of engineering a solution that will not scale with the IPTV/IP Video service. It also helps identify unforeseen quality issues in the switch design," said Marc Todd, President and CEO of IneoQuest. "These tools enable network equipment manufacturers to offer a higher-quality, more predictable IP router or IP switching component."

Network equipment manufacturers' applications for the IneoQuest IQRouterTest Test and Verification Suite include Quality Assurance, Research & Design and Customer Support.

The IQRouterTest Test and Verification Suite is comprised of a scaleable video test bed configurable with either Singulus™ 1 GbE, 10 GbE or Geminus™ 2GbE to 20 GbE hardware platforms. These portable and or rack mountable hardware platforms support scalable generation and analysis and produce the stream profiles providing realistic load types, levels and flow paths. These profiles, used with the IQRouterTest Test Suite, generate MDI Characteristic Curves that describe device performance for Streaming Media over IP enabled networks.

MDI

The Media Delivery Index (MDI) is an open specification for measuring IP Video transport quality. The MDI is described in RFC 4445.

About IneoQuest Technologies:

IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., the IPTV/IP Video measurement leader, provides a unique combination of hardware, software and services to deliver complete monitoring and measurement solutions for IPTV/IP Video networks. IneoQuest serves customers in the telephony, cable, broadcast and network equipment industries worldwide. The company enables its customers with 10/100 Mb, 1- and 10-Gigabit Ethernet technologies to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation networks. Headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, IneoQuest has sales operations in the US, Asia and European regions. More information is available at www.IneoQuest.com.

Note to editors: For sales inquiries contact IneoQuest sales at 1-508-339-2497 or email at sales@ineoquest.com. IneoQuest, Geminus, Singulus, IQSoftwareSuite, IQMediaStim, IQMediaAnalyzer and IQMediaMonitor 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.

See http://ftp.ineoquest.com/pub/docs/Datasheets/SwitchValidationForMediaOverIP_030506.pdf for additional product information.

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