Allegro DVT Brings an Over-the-Top (OTT) Flavour to the ALMosaic Monitoring System

Mar 22, 2011, 09:36 ET from Allegro DVT

GRENOBLE, France, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegro DVT is proud to announce at IPTV WF 2011, a major extension for its ALMosaic IP mosaic generator.

This popular device, already adopted by major content providers worldwide in 2010, has been relied on both for head-end monitoring and channel browsing.In order to broaden its monitoring capabilities, the ALMosaic is now extended to support Over-the-Top TV and WebTV inputs.

Indeed, Over-the-Top TV and WebTV rely on a variety of equipment and systems that lie outside the headend. This includes streaming servers, conditional access systems and network equipment involved in the public internet.

In the current Over-the-Top TV and WebTV system landscape, video program monitoring is generally carried out at various points at the headend, but until today, most of monitoring mosaic generators were based on SDI or Transport Stream inputs. Consequently, once a program has been converted to any of the existing Over-the-Top TV or WebTV formats, it is released in the wild and the ability to monitor it at the headend is lost.

This is the reason why AllegroDVT's ALMosaic live IP mosaic generator features Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming video inputs, with support for DRM-protected content and round-robin channel cycling. This long awaited feature creates a feedback path for monitoring Over-the-Top TV services and will help broadcasters ensure error-free live OTT video delivery, with 24/24 service availability, full SNMP administration and dynamic sparing.

Take care of your head-end, and treat it to the best. ALMosaic, by Allegro DVT.

About Allegro DVT:

Allegro DVT is a leading provider of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC/SVC/MVC solutions, including industry standard compliance test suites and real-time audio/video encoders and transcoders. Allegro products have been chosen by more than 100 major IC providers, OEMs and broadcasters.

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