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IneoQuest Technologies

September 08, 2010 11:59 ET

Metrological Licenses IneoQuest VeriStream Technology for Adaptive Bit Rate Monitoring

Partnership Helps Set Top Box and Digital TV Manufacturers Include Built-In Metrics for Monitoring the Quality of Adaptive Bit Rate Video Streaming

MANSFIELD, MA and ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Metrological Media Innovations, a Dutch-based media technology company and member of the Intel® Consumer Electronics Network, and IneoQuest Technologies®, Inc., the global provider of advanced video quality and service assurance solutions, today announced that Metrological has licensed IneoQuest's patented and patent-pending quality assurance, IQVeriStream™, technology for monitoring adaptive bit rate video streams. The move will allow Metrological to include the IneoQuest quality assurance metrics for adaptive bit rate video delivery in its MediaConnect TV solution.

"We're very pleased to be the first to license the IQVeriStream capability for use in our MediaConnect TV solution," said Albert Dahan, CTO and co‐founder of Metrological. "Early IPTV deployments struggled with a lack of quality assurance at the client side and the ability to include quality assurance metrics for adaptive bit rate streams at this early stage of deployment is a huge advantage for our clients. No more debate and finger pointing -- it will be evident whether the video problem is located client side or in the upstream network, and the appropriate resources can be applied to target the source of the problem."

"Customers are requesting hybrid broadcast-broadband set top box and television designs to handle more and more over-the-top streaming of video via adaptive HTTP-based streaming methodologies," said Marc Todd, president and CEO of IneoQuest. "As has already been established in the IPTV and cable sectors, the success of delivering paid-for, premium content in this way will be heavily dependent on the quality of experience, and adaptive bit rate networks are just as susceptible to video transmission challenges as existing IPTV networks. By including our IQVeriStream metrics in the MediaConnect TV offering, Metrological is offering customers the opportunity to get a head-start on quality assurance and protect their investments."

Adaptive bit rate methodologies are used to stream video to Apple® iPhones™ and iPads™, Microsoft® Silverlight® clients, and many other types of end devices, including next-generation hybrid broadcast-broadband set top box and digital TV designs. The IQVeriStream license granted to Metrological will allow Metrological customers to include the IQVeriStream metrics in their Digital TV and set top box designs and determine whether any problems are local to the client system or due to head-end encoding or network congestion issues. Service providers and head-end operators can then leverage IneoQuest's award-winning solutions for head-end and core networks to determine the root cause of such problems.

Key staff of Metrological (Booth Hall 9, IP 361/364) and IneoQuest (Hall 1, Booth A.74) will be attending this year's IBC 2010, from September 10-14 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  For further information or to make an appointment at IBC, please use the contact information for each of the companies.

About Metrological
Metrological Group, founded in 2003, is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company focuses on the development and implementation of innovative hardware and software products. Its subsidiary Metrological Media Innovations specializes in media technology for both the "business to business" and "business to consumer" market. In 2009 the company introduced Mediaconnect TV, a next generation generic open media platform, based on the Intel® CE Media Processing technology and powered by the Metroconnect Operating System. Metrological enables Media Service Operators, content providers, equipment manufacturers and retailers, to deliver branded tailor-made Over-The-Top Home Entertainment Media services, by offering a white labeled end-to-end media platform, based on standard TV Widget technology. To learn more about Metrological's products please visit www.metrological.com  

Additional information is available at www.metrological.com.

About IneoQuest Technologies
IneoQuest, the global leader on intelligent video quality and service assurance, delivers award-winning solutions to help cable, satellite, telecommunications and broadcast providers to improve quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE), and control operational costs. Leading video service and content providers rely on IneoQuest's pioneering methods and metrics to ensure delivery of all video services including 3D TV, Adaptive Multirate Streaming or Video on Demand (VOD) to any fixed or mobile screen. Among other corporate and technical achievements, IneoQuest contributed to the development of the SCTE 168 2010 Program Availability Practices and developed the patented Media Delivery Index (MDI). This innovation has driven IneoQuest to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in North America for four years in a row.

Headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, IneoQuest has sales operations in the North American, European, Asian and Latin American regions. More information is available at www.IneoQuest.com.

Contact Information

  • Metrological Contact:
    John Goedegebuure
    Metrological Group BV
    +31(0)647 266862
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    IneoQuest Contact:
    Amanda Munroe
    SHIFT Communications
    (617) 779-1816
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