Live video quality assurance that correlates with human vision across your network.
SSIMPLUS® Live Monitor is a unified end-to-end system that analyzes and informs video quality evaluation at scale using automation.
Stop worrying about quality drop-offs and high operational costs. Live Monitor fully automates your QA process with the only quality metric that is correlated to human vision so that it can trace your video quality throughout its distribution.
A few ways Live Monitor ensures a consistent viewing experience:
- Guards against the degradation of video quality across the network.
- Increase efficiency of your video operations and reduce overhead costs.
- System wide QA automation.
Correlated real-time monitoring of every distribution function that can impact video quality.
Independently monitor and evaluate all active encoders and transcoders.
Live Monitor uses computationally efficient software-based probes to monitor content quality at all points in the video distribution and streaming pipeline, including:
- Source validation for Linear Channels and Events.
- Encoding performance and packaging validation.
- Quality of Delivery and Viewer Experience monitoring across all demarcation points.
- Content delivery and Playback monitoring.
Achieving cost-effective QA at scale is hard.
Live Monitor isn’t just another lab tool. It gives you a unified end-to-end system that analyzes and informs status of the viewer experience regardless of delivery method and display in use. When you consider the high operational cost of QA tools and that most do not correlate well to human vision, a quality assurance system that scales reliably is essential.
Live Monitor was built to address the QA needs of every video service.
You will enjoy unified and end-to-end monitoring of Viewer Scores, QoS, and regulatory compliance tracking across your full workflow with Live Monitor.
Live Monitor delivers viewer-first real-time monitoring of input and output video quality including audio at every stage of the delivery ecosystem. It provides a clear view of potential problems including root causes, frequency and solutions even before subscribers notice them.
How Live Monitor compares to other tools.
|Product Capability||Other Tools in the Market||SSIMPLUS Live Monitor||Solutions|
|1||Optimized alerts||No||Yes||Live Monitor aggregates and correlates alerts across streams, location, path, monitoring point into one single alert to unburden NOC/OPS.|
|2||The most accurate perceptual quality metric||No||Yes||Live Monitor processes each pixel for accurate perceptual quality assessment.|
|3||Root cause delineation||No||Yes||Live Monitor offers single-pane correlated view between multiple streams, monitoring points, and redundancy paths to identify the cause.|
|4||Scale of impact & fault localization||Partially||Yes||Live Monitor offers operational and alerting intelligence that quickly helps identify the scale of impact on customers.|
|5||Super search (search and sort)||No||Yes||Live Monitor has the most flexible search engine that allows users to find information with the least number of clicks.|
|6||Latency between monitoring points||No||Yes||Live Monitor computes latency across any two points in a delivery chain.|
|7||Audio/video lip sync||No||Yes||Live Monitor detects video lip sync issues.|
|8||Uniform viewer score at all stages||No||Yes||Live Monitor is the only tool in the industry that provides uniform scoring for any device, network, and stage across a content delivery chain.|
Why video services use Live Monitor.
Live Monitor offers real-time monitoring of the network while tracking and evaluating all encoders and transcoders to ensure consistent end user video quality at the device level.
Live Monitor enables you to deliver consistently better video experiences without increasing your operational costs or introducing unwanted technical complexity. Live Monitor provides a complete solution to Quality of Delivery, Viewer Experience, and Compliance Monitoring.
Using Live Monitor you can:
- Root cause and fix issues at scale across a delivery chain faster than ever before using best-in-class Operational Intelligence platform
- Monitor and compare viewer experiences over a variety of delivery methods or workflow segments.
- Measure and trace viewer experience with the only objective quality metric that is aligned with human vision.
Live Monitor connects to your Live video workflow and operationalizes viewer experience data to remove the guesswork and inconsistency from manual QC and validation steps. By plugging into the content creation, contribution, distribution, and delivery steps, your quality assurance function may be scaled beyond non-metric-based processes so that you can deliver a reliable quality of experience to your distributors and subscribers.
Using Live Monitor you can:
- Reduce churn by understanding empirically how video quality and UX impact subscriber behavior.
- Validate source quality to ensure that you are meeting SLAs and delivering the best viewer experience.
SSIMPLUS® Live Monitor Versions
|Description||Automated Quality of Delivery Monitoring at Scale with Optimized Mean Time to Resolution||Trace Viewer Experience from Content Creation to Consumption at Scale with Optimized Alerting||Video Experience Automation using cutting edge metrics to locate and resolve the most challenging issues in real-time|
|Recommended for||Tier 1 and Tier 2 Operations teams primarily focused on content delivery||All tiers of content operations and technology teams||Content Operations, Technology, and Data teams|
SSIMPLUS Live Monitor Detailed Features
|1 second real-time data||✔||✔||✔|
|1 minute historical data||✔||✔||✔|
|1 second real-time data granularity||30min||30min||30min|
|1 minute historical data granularity||30 days||90 days||1 years|
|Default dashboards and reports||4||6||10|
|Custom dashboards and reports||0||5||10|
|Custom dashboard development time (hrs)||0||10||40|
|Insights Platform UI Access||✔||✔||✔|
|Insights User accounts||0||4||10|
|MPEG-TS over Multicast or Unicast||✔||✔||✔|
|SMPTE 2110 & SMPTE 2022-6||–||✔||✔|
|HDMI with channel change||–||–||✔|
|All commonly used video and audio codecs||✔||✔||✔|
|Quality of Delivery||✔||✔||✔|
|Network, transport, and streaming protocol metrics||✔||✔||✔|
|Elementary stream metrics||✔||✔||✔|
|Perceptual Video Metrics|
|SSIMPLUS Viewer Score||–||✔||✔|
|Encoder Performance Score||–||✔||✔|
|No-reference SSIMPLUS Viewer Score||–||✔||✔|
|Content Behaviour Validation|
|Audio loudness level||✔||✔||✔|
|Thumbnail wall for all services||✔||✔||✔|
|Thumbnails for all streams||–||✔||✔|
|Multiviewer for post-STB monitoring||–||–||✔|
|Slack and email based alerting||–||–||✔|
|Configuration REST API||✔||✔||✔|
|Data REST API (queries/hr)||1||5||10|
|Data REST API (records/hr)||500||5,000||50,000|
|Data streaming integration||–||–||✔|
|API based alerts||–||✔||✔|
|Response time SLA||1 day||1 hr||15 min|
|Maximum streams per monitoring point||5||8||15|
Automate your QA and stop worrying about quality drop-offs, and high operational cost so that you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from the only end-to-end solution that works across broadcast, OTT streaming, and cable workflows.
SSIMWAVE's measurement standard represents a generational breakthrough in the video industry.The Television Academy, 67th Primetime Emmy Awardfor significantly impacting television technology and engineering.
SSIMWAVE's SSIMPLUS™ platform is by far the best device-adaptive perceptual video quality predictor we have seen in the market.Miguel Cabello, Video Technology ArchitectTelefonica
SSIMPLUS Live Monitor is a software based solution that deploys on commercial off-the-shelf hardware. Run a single instance on a single server or scale to multiple instances on a cluster.
- Bare-metal (Redhat, CentOS)
- Virtual machines (VirtualBox and VMWare)
- Database redundancy
- Geo-diverse deployment
- Hierarchical aggregation
- Built for All IP Video workflows and bridging from Legacy workflows
|Video/audio uncompressed formats||ST-2110
ST-2022-6 (SDI over IP)
Serial Digital Interface (SDI)
|Supported video compression formats||MPEG-2 video
|Transport protocols||Multicast & Unicast (TS over UDP)
TS over RTP
HLS, MPEG-DASH, CMAF
HDMI with channel change
|Closed Captions||CEA-608/CEA-708 in Line 21 video.|
|Ad-insertion||SCTE35 (Type 5 & Type 6)|
|Display Device Adaptive Video Experience Monitoring||TV, Tablet, Phone, Monitor, Laptop.|
|Perceptual video metrics||SSIMPLUS Viewer Score
Encoder Performance Score
No-reference SSIMPLUS Viewer Score
Quality of Delivery
Network, transport, and streaming protocol metrics
Elementary stream metrics
|Content behaviour validation||Video freeze
Audio loudness level
|Visual validation||Thumbnail wall for all services
Thumbnails for all streams
Multiviewer for post-STB monitoring
True Peak Loudness measurement
Integrated Loudness measurement
Short term measurement
Momentary loudness measurement
|Ad insertion||Timing information
|Organizational levels||Network & Region level
Service & Stream level
|Reporting||Market level reporting
Service level reporting
|Settings & Configuration||Global settings
Alert template configuration