Mixed Signals’ Sentry Recognized as a Top Audio/Video and Multimedia Monitoring Solution
LOS ANGELES – MobilityWire® – January 5, 2010
Mixed Signals, the leading provider of digital content monitoring solutions, today announced that its flagship product Sentry® has been selected as a finalist in Test & Measurement World magazine’s 2010 “Best in Test” awards which recognize the most important and innovative new products and services in the electronics test and measurement industry. Each year, the magazine’s editors choose finalists in a variety of categories and enlist readers to vote for their favorites in order to determine the winners. Sentry is one of six finalists in the “Audio/Video and Multimedia” category.
Mixed Signals’ Sentry is a complete 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. Sentry’s ability to quickly detect, identify and localize errors anywhere in the network enables video service providers to ‘zero in’ on the underlying issues quickly, thus dramatically reducing diagnosis and repair times. The result is a superior Quality of Experience (QoE) for subscribers, which helps video service providers to both attract and retain customers.
“Sentry continues to be recognized as the industry’s most advanced content monitoring solution, having this past year alone been honored with six best in class awards and currently being deployed with nine of the top 10 U.S. cable operators,” said Eric Conley, CEO of Mixed Signals. “While this is a testament to Sentry’s prowess in the industry, it’s also proof of our commitment as a company to innovating and advancing Sentry and our other world class video monitoring products. We are dedicated to adding new features and capabilities to Sentry that enable video service providers to deliver the most advanced television services with the best possible quality while simultaneously reducing their operating expenses.”
Sentry keeps ahead of the competition by continually adding new features and capabilities, including its latest audio monitoring upgrade that enables operators to measure the loudness of TV commercials and programs in real time. This upgrade has proven particularly important this year as Sentry is the only scalable and cost-effective monitoring solution that addresses the requirements of the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act. The CALM Act would require video service providers to ensure that commercials be no louder than the programs they accompany. The CALM Act has been passed by the House of Representatives and is currently with the Senate.
Voting is underway for this year’s Test and Measurement “Best in Test” awards and the winners will be announced in the magazine’s April 2010 issue.
Sentry is a comprehensive content monitoring solution for cable, telecom, IPTV and other video service providers. Sentry enables the early detection, diagnosis and repair of video and audio errors (i.e., video freeze, macro-blocking, loss of audio, etc.) whenever or wherever they occur in the network, so service providers can deliver services with excellent quality, thus ensuring an optimal quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers. Sentry accomplishes this through its unique combination of unprecedented visibility into network anomalies at the IP and MPEG layers, scalability to monitor every program in the network and its real-time, 24/7 operation. Sentry is proven in deployments with service providers worldwide, including nine of the top 10 U.S. cable operators.
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.
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