SOURCE: IneoQuest Technologies

June 17, 2008 10:28 ET

IneoQuest Technologies Selected for Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV Ecosystem

IneoQuest to Supply Advanced Quality of Service Solutions to Service Providers Using the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and Multimedia Software Platform

MANSFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., the leading global supplier of end-to-end quality, service and revenue assurance solutions for video providers of all types and sizes, announced today that it has been selected as a member of the Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) partner ecosystem to supply advanced quality and service assurance solutions. The collaboration will ensure service providers using the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV and multimedia software platform can meet subscriber video quality expectations.

Delivering advanced video quality and service assurance systems to hundreds of customers worldwide, IneoQuest's solutions provide a unique multi-dimensional view of the video service quality from the headend to the customer premise, improving subscriber satisfaction while reducing operational expenses. Realizing the critical role that quality and service assurance solutions play in the delivery of IPTV services, Microsoft Corp. has established a formal relationship with IneoQuest to deliver best-in-class QoS solutions for service providers using Microsoft Mediaroom.

IneoQuest offers a broad portfolio of hardware and software solutions for testing all phases of IPTV deployments, from R&D in the network lab reducing costs and risks associated with unexpected post-deployment issues, to complete end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting of thousands of live simultaneous video flows across wide geographic deployments.

IneoQuest provides specific measurement tools for Microsoft Mediaroom including:

--  IneoQuest's IQPinPoint™ -- a comprehensive, business driven, multi-
    faceted system designed to improve the service provider's ability to reduce
    video defects and OPEX costs while increasing profits and improving
    customer satisfaction. IQPinPoint enables auditing, monitoring, and
    analysis of thousands of video programs simultaneously and continuously
    across all network sub-systems from headend to the home, enabling a real-
    time, multidimensional view of network quality.
--  iVMS™ Video Management System -- comprised of a comprehensive
    headend-to-customer premise architecture that enables performance tracking
    and trending tools. Integrated with IneoQuest hardware probes and
    analyzers, the iVMS offers the most efficient monitoring and debugging
    solutions for IPTV networks.
--  Cricket™ family of probes -- offers the most powerful, cost-
    effective remote video quality monitors and service assurance
    troubleshooting tools available. Cricket provides a full range of
    interfaces, including Ethernet, QAM, ASI and 8-VSB for Video network
    operators who need to analyze, debug and resolve video quality and MPEG
--  Singulus™ G1-T and Singulus™ G10 products -- multi-functional
    platforms for monitoring, analyzing, troubleshooting, test and measurement
    of IPTV networks. The Singulus™ G1-T offers 10/100/1000 Mb connectivity
    while the G10 provides 10 GigE connectivity. Both units provide either
    network traffic generation (Stimulus) or monitoring and analysis.
--  Geminus™ family of products -- include the Geminus G1-T, G2X and
    G10 platforms and are advanced video quality monitoring, analysis, and test
    systems for digital video networks. The Geminus family offers the ultimate
    in scalability with true line-rate performance from 1 GigE and up to 20
    GigE configurations. Like all IneoQuest probes, Geminus platforms are multi-
    functional and reconfigurable, and they can be updated in the field to keep
    pace with changing market demands, virtually eliminating product

"IneoQuest systems are designed to ensure the highest possible quality of video experience while enabling the shortest possible response time when the potential for an issue is detected," said Gino Dion, VP of Strategic Solutions for IneoQuest Technologies. "IneoQuest's industry experience and technical expertise developing and delivering video quality and service assurance solutions to customers worldwide make us uniquely qualified to address QoS and OPEX requirements of service providers using Microsoft Mediaroom."

About IneoQuest Technologies

IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry's first and only unified business solution that audits, monitors, analyzes and troubleshoots digital video from a multi-dimensional perspective, has been serving customers in the telephony, cable, broadcast and network equipment industries since 2001. The company's comprehensive, multi-dimensional video quality management systems enable Revenue Assurance™ through the seamless delivery of digital video by reducing video defects and operational expenses, improving ROI and increasing profits while simultaneously improving customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, IneoQuest has sales operations in the US, Asia and European regions. More information is available at

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