The EXpert IPTV Test Tools application enables FTB platform users to quickly and easily perform pass/fail verification of IPTV installations. It reduces service calls and ensures subscribers’ quality of experience by detecting and clearly identifying (through simple pass/fail indications) any degrading conditions during service turn up. EXpert IPTV can emulate a set-top box and display a real-time video preview, allowing technicians to determine video and audio quality before any other equipment is installed.
EXpert IPTV Test Tools enable technicians to emulate an actual set-top box. When operating in that mode, the application can join and leave live IPTV channels. Users can view one or several standard-definition or high-definition videos simultaneously, or request a specific one.
The EXpert IPTV application can analyze up to 10 video streams simultaneously. It also allows joining (so the user can view the stream) and leaving the discovered and selected streams simultaneously. This time-saving feature can be used for set-top-box emulation as well as in passive mode.
The video-on-demand (VoD) feature of the EXpert IPTV Test Tools allows the user to request a specific video channel and connect to it. Valuable video metrics and analysis are then provided as well as a live view of the stream.
Telecom service providers are focusing more than ever on bundling multiple services such as voice, video and data. In addition to saving time and money for customers, the bundling of these services provides significant cost-associated benefits. This has also led to increased demand for complete test solutions provided by one vendor, and better yet, on one tester.