Amsterdam, Netherlands – Mariner, a leading global provider of IP video solutions, today announced that it will provide its Mariner xVuTM Software Defined Monitoring (SDM) solution for one of the world’s largest TV operators. Mariner xVu will help the operator’s network and support teams to centrally manage complexity, reduce OPEX, and improve customer satisfaction as they deliver more video content to core television and second-screen devices. As one of the largest deals recorded for software-based IP video Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring, the contract demonstrates the operator’s goal of being No. 1 in its market for TV and mobile video quality.
The highly scalable Mariner xVu software will provide video quality monitoring for over 10 million devices by the end of 2013 and the operator is planning to reach 20 million devices within five years.
“Operators around the world choose Mariner as the best overall solution to understand real-time quality of service including live and on-demand TV delivered in the home or on mobile devices,” said Marc Savoie, President and General Manager of Mariner. “This operator is experiencing accelerated growth in the number of TVs and devices in the network and is launching new video services that need to be managed in real time. A key differentiator of the Mariner xVu software is its capability to monitor in real-time, quality at the consumer end point versus limiting the monitoring to probe hardware sampling. In addition, Mariner xVu is able to cost-effectively scale as an operator’s business grows.”
The Mariner xVu SDM solution separates the device performance, network topology, triangulation, and correlation intelligence from the hardware, enabling it to adapt as the network scales and reducing requirements for hardware probes at the edge of the network.
With deployments worldwide, the Mariner xVu SDM solution helps Tier 1 TV and video providers provide the highest possible quality video service to subscribers. Mariner xVu was the recipient of the 2012 IPTV World Series Award for “Best Quality Improvement Solution” and a 2013 TVConnect Award – Highly Commended Prize for “Best Network Technology for IP TV and OTT TV.” It has been shortlisted for CSI Magazine’s 2013 awards in the “Best Monitoring or Network Management Solution” category, as well as named a finalist for the “Best Test and Measurement Product of the Year” in the 2013ConnectedWorld.TV Awards contest.
Visit Mariner at Stand 14.530 at IBC2013, Sept 13-17, 2013. More information about Mariner and the company’s products can be found at www.marinerpartners.com.
Mariner is the world leader in Software Defined Monitoring for managed and unmanaged IP video and broadband networks. Our software helps operators centrally manage the complexity required to deliver new video services with real-time visibility into Subscriber Experience – Anywhere. Mariner xVu™ allows service providers to offer a reliable, high-quality viewing experience; rapidly isolate IP video network issues; and cost-effectively reduce truck rolls and call volume to ensure a superior broadband and TV service. Mariner xVu is the world’s most deployed IP-video monitoring solution. Follow us on Twitter – @marinerxvu