Miranda to roll out iControl Headend at ANGA Cable show
By: SVG Staff
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:57 pm

Miranda Technologies will introduce its iControl Headend video network management system at booth 10.1 / P15 at the ANGA Cable (Cologne, Germany, June 12-14). Miranda’s iControl Headend is designed for network operation centers at cable, satellite, or IPTV facilities and provides operators with advanced end-to-end video signal path and QoE monitoring.

By correlating the vast amount of telemetry available to quickly pinpoint service-impacting impairments and comprehensively verifying quality with clear visibility throughout the signal path, iControl enables operators to quickly identify items that genuinely require corrective action, resulting in time and operational expense savings, and a higher quality experience for subscribers.

“Operations personnel need to focus on what matters to viewers, a responsibility that is not helped by chasing false or irrelevant alarms,” says Mitch Askenas, Miranda’s director of business development for television service providers. “The introduction of iControl Headend spells the end of operational disruptions caused by inaccurate alarms.”

Operators face a constantly increasing number of channels and distribution methods to meet subscriber demand. The Miranda technology incorporated in iControl Headend delivers aggressive, comprehensive monitoring of multi-channel distribution networks with tools that go beyond monitoring of IP packets and transport streams. According to Miranda, the benefits include a vastly reduced mean time to repair, improved service and higher subscriber satisfaction. By verifying signal quality, not just signal presence, iControl contributes to reducing alarms that are not actionable, allowing operators to focus on those errors that are truly impacting the viewer, and therefore require immediate attention. Fewer alarms translate into fewer truck rolls, allowing savings in operational expenses.

iControl Headend is an agnostic video network management system (NMS) that works in concert with other network elements to either monitor them or collect telemetry data from them. It can be integrated with third-party devices, via SNMP, or as part of a overarching Miranda solution that includes Kaleido mulitviewers, Densité probes, and NVISION routers.

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