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High-Density QoS/QoE Probe with Archiving

VB380-CC
The VB380-CC combines the powerful 10G QoS stream monitoring of Sencore VideoBRIDGE probes with the QoE, caption analysis and thumbnail extraction capabilities of the VideoBRIDGE VB7880. This high-density, all-in-one product with monitoring support for up to 1000 services, is ideally suited for the large stream counts of today’s MSOs and other media delivery networks.
 
The patented MediaWindow™ technology simplifies IP stream QoS monitoring by visualizing IP jitter and packet loss results. Deep ETR 101 290 analysis is performed on all 1000 streams with all priority levels covered (1/2/3) and including continuity count and PCR accuracy.
In addition to IP stream QoS monitoring, the VB380-CC supports QoE monitoring, video thumbnail generation and closed caption extraction and alarming for all 1000 services. This functionality allows the user to quickly find and identify quality issues within the video, audio and captions.
 
The massive onboard storage capabilities of the VB380-CC allow up to 2 years of archving of the video thumbnails, captions and other QoE/QoS data. The built-in Timeline view allows easy navigation to all archived content and provides proof-positive compliance verification for all government manadates. The monitoring data can also be extracted by 3rd-party systems using the comprehensive API.
  • Full QoS/QoE Monitoring for 1000 Services
    Full QoS and QoE tests performed on 1000 services simultaneously to provide complete confidence in video delivery. Tests include IP jitter, packet loss, ETR290, MOS, freeze frame and audio loudness.
  • Caption Extraction and Alarming
    Validate captions on all 1000 monitored services including alarming based on caption errors and viewing of all caption syntax.
  • Two Years of Captions and Analytics Archiving
    Store video thumbnails, full caption data and QoS/QoE metrics for all services for up to 2 years. View and navigate through archived data using the intuitive Timeline visualization.
  • Web-Based Management and Control with API
    Intuitive web GUI provides full control and display of all current and past monitoring results. Network-wide oversightl and aggregation of all probe data using the VideoBRIDGE controller product. API allows 3rd party systems to access any data.
  • IP Stream Monitoring
    Monitor streams and be alerted to dropped packets, continuity count errors and other stream issues such as ETR290. Ensure jitter and PCR accuracy are within specifications to avoid delivery issues.
  • Caption Issue Investigation
    Investigate caption quality and delivery issues. Find problematic captions during certain time periods or programs.
  • Legal Compliance Verification
    Store caption and loudness history for long periods of time. Retreive past data to allow responding to consumer/government complaints or other legal inquiries..
GENERAL
  • Input Type: 10GbE x2
  • IP Connector Type: SFP+
  • Input Stream Count: Up to 1000 Streams/Services
  • Addressing: IP Unicasts or Multicasts
  • Container Formats: MPEG Transport Stream
  • Video CODECs: MPEG-2, H.264, H.265/HEVC
 
ANALYSIS FEATURES
  • IP jitter (inter-arrival time) and packet loss
  • ETR 101 290 - layer 1,2,3 performed on all streams including continuity count and PCR accuracy
  • Bitrate monitoring for streams/services/PIDs
  • Deep MPEG table analysis and viewing
  • SCTE35 logging and analysis (Optional)
  • Closed caption monitoring for CEA-608/708 and SCTE-20/21 on up to 1000 Services
  • Closed caption quality monitoring including tests for missing caption services
  • QoE monitoring video loss, video freeze, audio loss and audio loudness (Coming Soon)
 
CAPTION EXTRACTION
  • Service Count: Up to 1000 Services
  • Extractable Content
    • CEA-608/708 and SCTE 20/21
    • Captions
    • Full Caption Control Messages
  • Extraction Method
    • VB380-CC EII (XML-based API)
    • (External Integration Interface)
 
ARCHIVING
  • Service Count: Up to 1000 Services
  • Storage Duration: Up to 2 years
  • Content Archived
    • Video Thumbnails
    • Caption Text
    • Caption Control Messages
    • QoE Metrics (Future)
    • SCTE35 Messages (Future)
  • Archive Retrieval: Web-Based Timeline View
 
TIMELINE FEATURES
  • Store extracted caption, QoE (Future) and SCTE35 (Future) data in a secure database for up to 2 years
  • Web-based Timeline UI allows quick navigation through stored data per service
  • View archived data intermixed with video thumbnails to help validate accuracy and time alignment
  • Expand caption view to see actual caption control data on every service
 
MANAGEMENT
  • Connector: RJ45 10/100/1000
  • User Interfaces: Web GUI
  • Automation Interfaces
    • SNMP Status/Control/Traps
    • XML-Based API
 
PHYSICAL
  • Chassis Size: 3RU Rackmount
  • Storage Size: Up to 150TB with significant redundancy capabilities
  • Power
    • Dual, hot-swappable supplies
    • 100-240V, 50-60Hz