Top U.S. Cable Television Operators Deploying Mixed Signals Consul™

Consul Gives a “Big Picture” View of Video Quality Experienced by Subscribers

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Mixed Signals, Inc., the leading provider of digital content monitoring solutions, announced today that Consul, its powerful appliance which gives video service providers an aggregated regional or national view of video quality and availability, has  been deployed by several cable television operators, including three of the five largest U.S. operators. Consul provides a comprehensive view and analysis of the health of audio and video programming throughout service providers’ networks by integrating with Mixed Signals’ Source-to-Edge monitoring solution.

Consul organizes and displays the prodigious amount of information generated by the Mixed Signals monitoring solution deployed network wide to identify trends in video quality over time, find problem areas that impact viewers’ service availability and quality of experience (QoE).  Consul offers service providers the ability to gain a quick understanding of the level of service they are providing on a local, regional or national level.  Understanding video quality degradation from location to location and identifying the top offending programs at each location are key features of Consul. From a central network operations center (NOC), the operator can use Consul to see both a ‘big picture’ view of the entire network and run customized reports that detail issues anywhere in the network to more closely examine local issues.

“Ensuring subscribers enjoy an optimal level of service is a comprehensive task that requires great understanding of video quality trends and performance over time and across locations,” said Eric Conley, CEO of Mixed Signals.  “Consul gives operators the ability to quickly understand the major problem areas across multiple systems and allocate resources appropriately. The reporting elements of Consul will prove invaluable to video service operations.”

Mixed Signals will be demonstrating Consul at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, Colorado, October 28-30, in booth #16043.

About Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals provides the most comprehensive and scalable digital content monitoring solutions from the source to the edge including digital services, transport streams, ad insertion, switched digital video, video on demand and interactive content. Mixed Signals’ innovative products offer unparalleled visibility into video streams and digital services in real time. The Company’s products are known for their ease of use and deliver critical intelligence about overall network transport stream behavior, trending analyses, and actionable alerts when anomalies are detected. More than any other product on the market today, Mixed Signals monitoring solutions enable cable and satellite television operators, broadcasters, content aggregators and IPTV providers to simplify deployments of new services and applications, and to future-proof and maximize the return on the investment in their digital networks.

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