RGB Networks Overcomes IPTV Complexities With Advanced Video Test Solutions From Spirent Communications
Mar 24, 2009
Spirent TestCenter Hypermetrics Provides Network Video Processing Leader with Unsurpassed Realism, Performance and Scalability
Sunnyvale, Calif. – Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT), a global leader in network testing, today announced that RGB Networks, the leader in network video processing, selected the award-winning Spirent TestCenter™ platform to facilitate the testing of RGB’s IPTV solutions. Additionally, RGB chose the Spirent TestCenter Hypermetrics™ Application Performance module to conduct the industry’s highest performance Layer 4-7, security and vulnerability assessment tests.
The emergence of IP video solutions and services over traditional telco and cable networks and over the Internet through services such Netflix, Hulu.com, YouTube and others has increased level of complexity associated with testing related equipment. Many test systems, unable to accommodate the needs of equipment manufacturers, impact the ability to ship products on time. Fortunately, RGB Networks understood that Spirent could help to tackle these challenges.
“Spirent’s solutions allow us to conduct tests in a realistic network and user environment with a unique mix of traffic while reducing the time associated with successfully completing such efforts,” said Charles Corablis, vice president of Engineering, RGB Networks. “Unlike other products, Spirent addresses port density, high performance and critical aspect of realism required to ensure the highest Quality of Experience (QoE) for IPTV services.”
The high density, multi-core architecture of Spirent TestCenter Hypermetrics provides RGB Networks with scalability and performance along with the capability to reallocate processing power to conduct the complex testing associated with IPTV. The emphasis on performance and application realism rather than just port density enables test engineers to invest in a single solution for all their testing needs while reducing capital expenses and operating within the constraints of limited budgets.
“While there are other products on the market, RGB Networks’ decision to use Spirent test equipment demonstrates the value and unsurpassed capabilities we bring to the table,” said Ahmed Murad, general manager, Multimedia Applications Solutions Group at, Spirent Communications. “By continuing to deliver the most complete set of offerings, we help enable companies such as RGB to introduce technologically advanced solutions that are not only reliable but rich in features and functionality.”
Communications industry leaders also depend on multi-functional, comprehensive solutions from Spirent to help ensure that the multi-play networks and multi-technology platforms of tomorrow deliver the QoE which service providers demand today. Testing the converged network is a strategic imperative for service providers and network equipment manufacturers to reduce churn and increase revenue potential.
Spirent offers others modules for its TestCenter platform including the Hypermetrics Converged (CV) and Hypermetrics Converged Multi-play (CM). These modules, along with Hypermetrics AP, support a robust and scalable test platform with a flexible user experience for conducting end-to-end Layer 2-7 multi-play testing at gigabit or 10gigabit line rates.
Demonstration of Spirent TestCenter family of solutions can be viewed at Booth #202 at IPTV World Forum, London, March 25 -27. For more information visit www.spirent.com/go/hypermetrics
About RGB Networks
RGB Networks delivers extremely high-density, flexible video processing solutions that enable video service providers to deliver highly targeted and personalized video content at considerably lower costs than conventional solutions. Based on its unique Video Intelligence Architecture™ (VIA), RGB’s VIA product family simplifies management and delivers scalable, multi-function capability in a single, programmable platform, allowing video service providers to leverage existing infrastructure, while building an advanced foundation to meet the needs of the rapidly growing market for personalized video services. For more information about RGB Networks and its unique video processing solutions, please visit www.rgbnetworks.com
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