Surveyor™ Family

The Surveyor family offers solutions that will meet your QoS monitoring needs, whether you are dealing with Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streaming or traditional linear broadcast video delivery, or both at the same time. Surveyor solutions can be targeted at the core, edge, or access region of both managed and unmanaged networks. In ABR streaming networks, they are well-suited for helping to establish and track Content Delivery Network (CDN) Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Surveyor™ ABR Passive

Surveyor ABR Passive consists of three separate products — Publishing, Intra-CDN, and End Client. Surveyor ABR Passive offers insights into the complex solutions and various networks used to deliver adaptive bitrate video. By monitoring at multiple demarcation points in the network, S-ABR Passive collects context-specific metrics, calculates performance based on multiple dimensions, and when necessary, raises alarms to alert you of critical events for further investigation. S-ABR Passive provides publishing validation in the head end, and monitors post-origin for 24x7 coverage of streaming assets, plus providing end client monitoring of user sessions and cache performance. Unlike solutions that rely on streaming the content for measurement, S-ABR Passive monitors without drawing on critical resources required to serve client devices.

  Surveyor™ ABR Passive Product Sheet

Surveyor™ ABR Active

You need to assure that all of your adaptive bitrate (ABR) content — each and every bit rate rendition of every program — is available 24/7/365, and is able to be delivered with the required quality to provide a pristine viewer experience. You want to know that your content origin is operating within its performance envelope, and want to be sure that your delivery networks, including third-party CDNs, are performing to your expectations. You may even want the ability to deploy this solution across cloud-based infrastructure, and spin test nodes up and down as your needs demand.

Surveyor ABR Active is the right solution for you. It creates a synthetic client by requesting the video content, allowing for rapid fault detection and troubleshooting. Our proprietary VeriStream metric provides a color-coded at a glance QoS status for each and every video segment of each stream, giving you the intelligence needed to manage your 3rd party and unmanaged networks. Available in both appliance and licensable/virtualizable software formats, Surveyor ABR Active can be used standalone, or as part of a multi-element video quality assurance platform through the use of iQ Video Management solutions such as iVMS ASM and cVOC. Surveyor ABR Active is available in appliance-based, virtualized software and cloud-based formats.

  Surveyor™ ABR Active Product Sheet

Surveyor™ ABR Active Compact

Surveyor ABR Compact (ABRc) Active is a video quality monitoring solution that uses “synthetic client” technology to verify that your video content — live or VoD — is available and plays as expected, in every bitrate and format. It effectively acts as your most critical viewer, measuring video flows and keeping you informed about your service’s performance. Simply point Surveyor ABRc at the assets you want to monitor, and it continuously “plays” or cycles through the video to measure key performance indicators (KPIs). Surveyor ABRc Active is an integral component to IneoQuest’s ABR monitoring solution. Its small footprint and monitoring capacity is ideal for monitoring the access network and video assets that need attention by identifying issues before your customers are impacted.

  Surveyor™ ABR Compact Active Product Sheet

Surveyor™ TS

You deliver video in MPEG Transport Streams — thousands of programs, and tens of Gbps of video traffic. You need to understand your network’s performance in terms of Quality of Service (QoS) metrics, and quickly detect, identify, and resolve problems that could impact a significant number of viewers.

Surveyor TS (Transport Stream) is your solution. It supports unicast, multicast, and broadcast streams for video encoded in MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC and HEVC. It offers the iQ-developed, industry-recognized Media Delivery Index (MDI) metric (RFC 4445) to identify packet jitter and delay tolerance boundaries. Surveyor TS can be used standalone, or as part of a multi-element video quality assurance platform through the use of iQ Video Management such as iVMS and cVOC. Surveyor TS is available in both appliance-based and virtualized software formats.

  Surveyor™ TS Product Sheet

Surveyor™ TS Compact (TSc)

If you need similar functionality as the Surveyor TS but would like it in a more compact portable profile, the Surveyor TS Compact (TSc) is your ideal solution. Perfect for medium capacity monitoring, the Surveyor TSc offers scalable MPEG-2 Transport Stream measurement of up to 2 Gbps of video traffic—and up to 500 programs/128K PIDs, sized ideally for edge/access applications.

  Surveyor™ TSc Product Sheet

Cricket™ QAM Plus

You operate a cable network. You need an easy-to-use, low-cost, portable and easily deployed auditing, monitoring, analysis, and troubleshooting tool for use across QAM last-mile video transport.

The Cricket QAM Plus has you covered. Cricket QAM Plus is perfect for monitoring each service group within an RF network. The Cricket QAM Plus offers two tuners, providing more monitoring coverage and continuous scanning of the QAM channels quickly alerting operators to RF outages and video issues. Cricket QAM Plus is not only a video MPEG monitoring probe, but it can be utilized as an inexpensive, portable QAM RF Analyzer providing constellation diagrams, MER, BER, Reed-Solomon metrics, and power levels. Cricket QAM Plus is a versatile tool providing service group monitoring and analysis for MPEG video quality issues and RF signal integrity. It can be mailed overnight to the subscriber premise to automatically begin measuring and logging live video statistics remotely. In many cases, service providers can start measuring issues faster than it takes to issue a work order and roll a truck. Cricket QAM Plus products can be used standalone, or as part of a multi-element video quality assurance platform through the use of iQ Video Managementsolutions such as iVMS and cVOC.

  Cricket QAM Plus OOB Product Sheet

  Cricket QAM Plus Product Sheet