Harmonic debuts Iris 2.0 with improved end-to-end monitoring of bandwidth and video

Harmonic (Nasdaq: HLIT) has rolled out a new iteration of its video-quality monitoring and analytics software suite, this one delivering a more robust end-to-end video-monitoring and analysis solution and an enhanced graphical user interface.

Service providers have aggressively been adding new channels to their lineups, increasing the amount of programming available to customers. Iris 2.0 helps them assure video quality and optimize bandwidth by monitoring and analyzing their use of Harmonic broadcast encoders in real time.

"Using Iris 2.0, operators can better analyze their channel lineup and make changes that both improve video quality and optimize bandwidth. Iris provides objective data that accurately reflects picture quality, giving operators hard data on which to base their decisions," said Yoav Derazon, director of software products and solutions at Harmonic.

Iris 2.0 also has integrated Sencore's VideoBRIDGE monitoring solution and the TeleSight test and measurement tool from global MPEG technology provider MiraVid, giving it an end-to-end video monitoring and analysis solution. Iris collects video quality information at the encoder level and provides it to the end-to-end monitoring systems, adding a deeper layer of data to help operators evaluate the overall health of their systems.

The software works in tandem with the Harmonic NMX Digital Service Manager video network management system, and collects data from Harmonic Electra and Ion encoders and presents it as a set of charts, reports, and dashboards, making it easier for result, service providers to monitor and analyze sources and programming over time; achieve better statmux pool balancing, bit rate allocation, and homogeneity of video quality; and ultimately increase end-customer satisfaction.

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