As part of a complete end-to-end system, the BV-1200V can monitor IPTV, cable, broadcast and satellite television delivery networks—from the headend to the home.
The BV-1200V is a flexible device for monitoring IPTV, cable, broadcast and satellite television delivery networks. It is part of a complete end-to-end system capable of monitoring quality from satellite input to the headend all the way through to the home.
BV-1200V cards are typically combined with input modules that support satellite, cable TV, broadcast and high-density ASI monitoring. Despite its a small form factor, three blades (e.g., verifier and input modules) can be housed in a one-inch rackmount unit. The verifier can also support IP monitoring (up to 50 streams) using optional software. With full support for the MPEG2 TS standards carrying all modern codecs, the BV-1200V is perfect for headend and network core use. The verifier is also available in portable versions: the BV-1200V-P and 1200V-P-QAM. Thanks to the BV-1200V, fault-finding in complex television delivery networks just got a lot easier.
Critical parameters, such as detailed jitter values, give accurate readings of network performance. With the patented MediaWindow™, historical data can be easily accessed for a comprehensive visualization of media flow in IP networks.
The power of confidence monitoring is further enhanced by the continuous monitoring and alarming of bandwidth overflow/underflow, real-time protocol (RTP) errors and signal loss. With advanced threshold settings that include error-seconds, alarm granularity can be set to useful standards, thus avoiding the flooding of alarm systems. The unique FSM™ framework allows the checking and continuous monitoring of middleware and network services vital to customer quality of experience (QoE).
The EXFO Vision Live Monitoring system, which is part of EXFO’s EXFO Worx multiplay service assurance system, offers SNMP trapping and advanced alarm correlation and filtering for BV-1200V and all other video verifiers. EXFO Worx also offers open Northbound API with published MIB, allowing smooth integration with different operational support systems (OSS). EXFO Vision also provides access to verifiers to be able to configure and set the threshold of the BV-1200V.
Management interface of the EXFO Verifier 2000V is a 10/100 Ethernet port (RJ-45). Basic setup is also achieved through the built-in USB to RS232 converter, eliminating the need for an external interface. This makes it easier to set IP addresses for access to the IP probe.