Pixelmetrix Electronic Couch Potato™ now features Parental Control Audit
Pixelmetrix will highlight its Electronic Couch Potato™ (ECP) with a new application for parental control verification at IBC, Booth 1B24.
[UKPRwire, Fri Sep 03 2010] Pixelmetrix, the global expert in Preventive Monitoring for digital television and IPTV networks, will highlight its Electronic Couch Potato™ (ECP) with a new application for parental control verification at IBC, Booth 1B24.
The ECP connects after the Set Top Box (STB) and provides feedback on various service quality parameters to a central site. It can emulate an end-user changing channels on a STB via a built-in infrared (IR) transmitter. Service plan verification, channel switching and multiple measurements on service quality for each channel reported to a central management console, give service providers valuable insight into the viewer experience and confirms the availability of subscribed-to channels.
The ECP is a programmable test robot that monitors true customer viewing experience by providing measurements from the end point of the content delivery chain. This flexibility means numerous, customer-specific applications can be quickly developed and easily deployed. We continuously expand our library of such applications. Among those, the Automated Channel Package Audit application of the ECP proved effective for quality assurance and monitoring of multi-region networks with central headends and vast channel options.
With the recent addition of the Parental Control Audit application, the ECP can now provide automatic verification of parental controls on adult channels. Scanning all channels, it checks for a locked screen message on adult channels, and after entering the PIN code, proceed to verify correct playout.
Danny Wilson, Pixelmetrix President & CEO said, "It's exciting to see the roll out of yet another application on the ECP. Protecting children from inadvertently viewing adult content is of growing concern worldwide. The ECP's flexible architecture make applications like this a snap to customize and deploy."
Other highlights at the Pixelmetrix booth will include a host of solutions featuring Affordable TS Monitoring, Contribution Monitoring, Terrestrial Network Monitoring, Time-shifting with Logo Insertion, IP Headend Monitoring, Transport Stream Recording and Playout as well as End-to-End IPTV Quality of Service Monitoring.
Pixelmetrix develops a host of IPTV and Preventive Monitoring systems that offer unique attributes and versatility, allowing operators to achieve end-to-end visibility and keep tabs on their network architecture.
The IBC show will be held from September 10 to 14 at the RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam.