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Symmetricom Announces the Q-1200 Headend Analyzer


Q-1200 is a Scalable, Multichannel Automated Video Headend Monitoring Device

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Symmetricom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM) today announced the Q-1200 digital/IP video headend analyzer, a scalable, multichannel video headend monitoring device, which is scheduled to be generally available in September. The Q-1200 identifies video impairments to ensure a high quality delivery of advanced digital video for telco and cable operators, enabling reduced operating costs and customer churn.

Performing comprehensive audio/video analysis on 400 video streams simultaneously and content analysis for up to 100 channels, the Q-1200 accurately identifies video impairments from basic service issues to sophisticated video artifacts, such as channel audio and/or video dropout, black/blue screen, major blockiness, and more. The Q-1200 also measures video / audio with a user configurable sampling period for I frame / audio data for each channel.

Symmetricom’s Telecom Solutions Division Principal Technologist Dr. Stefan Winkler commented, “With its multichannel scalability, deep content analysis, and centralized element manager, our Q-1200 replaces the need for expensive ‘golden eye’ operations personnel, enabling operators to accurately and cost effectively assure video quality at any headend location.”

The Q-1200 is a critical part of Symmetricom’s V-FACTOR® Quality of Experience (QoE) platform. The V-FACTOR platform empowers telco and cable operators to monitor key sources of potential video and audio impairments by providing a scalable solution that accurately assesses a consumer’s video quality experience. The Q-1200 video headend analyzer, in conjunction with Symmetricom’s network probes, software agents, and NOC software, form a comprehensive end-to-end video QoE solution. The Q-1200 performs specialized functionality at the headend, while Symmetricom’s network probes and software agents monitor other network nodes to ensure accurate identification of video quality issues throughout the video delivery chain. This provides an understanding of video quality services enabling reduced costs through efficient diagnosis and decreased customer churn.

Infonetics Directing Analyst, Broadband and IPTV, Jeff Heynen added, “Telcos and cable operators stand to benefit a great deal from including IP/digital video into their offerings. However, because of high user expectations and an extremely competitive landscape, operators must deliver the highest quality video to maintain and grow their customer base. Symmetricom’s V-FACTOR digital video monitoring solution allows operators to ensure they are delivering exceptional quality of experience day in and day out.”


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