Video Service Assurance Manager

VQNet™

The products on this datasheet are no longer being sold by Tektronix.

Features & Benefits

  • Element Management System for Tektronix Digital TV Monitor probes to alert, locate and diagnose video network problems
  • Provides alarms, logs, trending and reporting of key performance metrics from a system of distributed probes
  • Identifies services impacted and enables engineers to drill down for rapid root-cause analysis of video service delivery issues

Applications

  • Network-wide diagnostics for video/network operations centers and headend operations teams responsible for video delivery through their networks
  • Maintaining quality of service and ensuring signal integrity to reduce subscriber dissatisfaction and protect subscriber and advertiser revenues

Introduction

VQNet is a Tektronix Video Service Assurance Management System that supports all Tektronix Digital TV Monitor probe types. It is a software product which will run on a central computer (not Tektronix supplied) to monitor and report on the status of signals measured by distributed probes across a video distribution network. Up to 500 probes can be supported and placed at any location in the video distribution system. The user can manually direct any probe from the VQNet to analyze an IP video flow/session or tune to an RF frequency preset. Thumbnails can be displayed for multiple services from multiple probe locations and selected video services can be backhauled from the remote probes for visual verification by an operator.

Product Information

  • Provides operators with the simplest information necessary to identify and resolve a large percentage of real-time video network errors
    • Facility and network-wide views across a video network with visual centric paradigm
    • Ability to view thumbnails or backhaul video content from any probe within the network
    • Ability to direct/tune the probe from a centralized control system
  • Allows engineers to rapidly identify the location and root cause of underlying systemic service delivery problems across their headend network
    • Statistical logging and report generation
    • Trending analysis for tracking of management performance metrics and service-level agreements
  • Scalable open-architecture solution to provide an integrated network view of multiple network elements
    • North-bound interface into Network Management Systems – VQNet aggregation and correlation capabilities can be made available for use with existing NMS
  • Users can easily install, configure and maintain their own monitoring system
    • Automatic discovery of probe availability, configuration and diagnostic capabilities
    • Graphical views created and configured using industry-standard Microsoft Visio® toolset with editing features built into VQNet user interface

Facility and network-wide views across a video network with visual centric paradigm.


View thumbnails or backhaul video content from any probe within the network.


Trending analysis for tracking of management performance metrics and service-level agreements.


Support for reporting through statistical logging and report generation.
 

 

Characteristics

PC System Requirements

Characteristic

Description

CPU

1x commonly available Intel Dual Xeon CPU or similar

RAM

2 GB

HD

80 GB SATA

Network

Dual Ethernet Interface recommended

OS

Windows XP Professional

Software

Microsoft Visio

 

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