Video Clarity Upgrades Real-Time Monitoring

Nov. 1, 2016
Video Clarity announced the launch of RTM 3.0, the next generation of the company's RTM real-time audio and video monitoring systems. RTM ...

Video Clarity announced the launch of RTM 3.0, the next generation of the company's RTM real-time audio and video monitoring systems. RTM 3.0 contains three major updates: MPEG transport stream (TS) recording, IP-network packet-loss monitoring, and built-in uncompressed video playback while monitoring and testing are underway.

RTM 3.0 is intended for product developers, program originators, content networks, and TV, cable, satellite, and IPTV service providers. It is especially intended for IP-network transmission-solution developers who run test routines to check product and network performance while continuously making changes to their IP-delivery networks. While RTM is running, users can apply programmed impairments to the network. RTM 3.0 monitors for artifacts and captures them for visual inspection in the uncompressed video domain.

With the MPEG TS recording feature, RTM records out-of-threshold uncompressed video and audio and simultaneously captures the same error segments in the corresponding transport streams. By recording the MPEG transport stream at the same time as the video or audio errors, users can run a secondary test on the transport layer or correlate the recording to transport tests that are already in place.

With IP-network packet-loss monitoring, RTM 3.0 continuously monitors the attached video network to assess network conditions and graphs the results. Users can check whether the basic functionality of their IP streams is intact and see the effects of any packet loss on video quality. Results appear as both a red tick mark on the existing graph in the RTM user interface and as a live updated graph on a browser tab in the RTM Manager.

The new player function enables RTM 3.0 to play HD video to the device or network under test at the same time it is comparing that video to its downstream processed version. It also provides an independent record function for ingesting video sequences that, after recording, may be played at the time of the RTM test routine. The playback feature is available only on certain RTM models, including all RTM 4K models and RTM 3G model RTM-2043.

RTM 3.0 is expected to ship with new RTM systems starting in November, and a software update will be available with RTM warranty subscriptions at that time.

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