Mixed Signals Sentry Wins a TelcoTV 2009 Vision Award

Sentry is Recognized as Best Solution in “Test and Measurement” Category

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The award-winning Sentry® content monitoring solution from Mixed Signals, the leading provider of digital content monitoring solutions, received another industry accolade yesterday when it won a coveted TelcoTV 2009 Vision Award for the best “Test and Measurement” solution.

TelcoTV 2009 Vision AwardsMixed Signals’ Sentry is a content monitoring solution that enables cable operators, satellite providers and telecom carriers to catch and eliminate video and audio errors in the TV services they deliver, thus ensuring that viewers enjoy an exceptional quality of experience (QoE). Sentry was recognized in large part for its new Audio and Video QoE Scoring System, which allows service providers to accurately determine the severity of video and audio glitches as they occur and how much these errors affect viewers’ QoE.

The TelcoTV 2009 Vision Award is just the latest award for Sentry, which has won several other prestigious industry awards, including most recently a 4 Diamond ranking in the Broadband Gear Report’s annual Diamond Technology Reviews. Mirroring its awards success, Sentry has been deployed by leading video service providers nationwide, including nine of the 10 largest U.S. cable television operators.

“Video service providers are competing fiercely and recognize that QoE is a key competitive advantage in both signing up and retaining the subscribers they’re fighting so hard for,” said Eric Conley, CEO of Mixed Signals. “The TelcoTV 2009 Vision award illustrates the importance that video service providers place on QoE and further, it shows that industry experts recognize Sentry as a superior technological solution for ensuring an exceptional QoE.”

Sentry’s Audio and Video QoE Scoring System takes into account human visual and auditory responses to gauge a subscriber’s frustration level over video and audio impairments. The real-time, 24/7 system detects, tracks and reports serious video errors, such as video tiling, black and frozen screen, simultaneously in literally hundreds of compressed HD and SD programs. This unparalleled analysis allows service providers to determine the errors that require immediate attention to preserve subscriber satisfaction.

Mixed Signals has also recently upgraded Sentry with the ability to identify audio volume issues in programming and commercials across an entire programming line-up, giving video service providers the critical information necessary to quickly fix dramatic volume changes that occur during channel changes and when commercials run. This new capability is particularly timely as proposed legislation is now before Congress that would require video service providers to address this pressing issue. The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act would require video service providers to ensure that commercials not be any louder than the average volume of the programs they accompany.

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.

For more information visit www.mixedsignals.com or call 310.227.8620.


John Giddings
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