Bridge Technologies’ version 4.5 of its VideoBridge monitoring and analysis software for cable, terrestrial and satellite media delivery operations adds a range of enhancements and upgrades for Bridge Technologies’ IP probes and its VBC server.

According to the company, these new features support the increased capabilities of Bridge Technologies’ VB262 Dual QAM/VSB RF interface card and other hardware devices. For example, all VideoBridge probes include audio metering with large thumbnail displays, Cop3.2 FEC detection and analysis, enhanced security settings for more comprehensive access control, software upgrade and upload via the Web interface, advanced auto threshold settings for RF interfaces, alarm filtering and scheduling for services and PIDs, and major usability enhancements to the Eii (External Integration Interface). 
In addition, the VideoBridge Controller (VBC) now includes central alarm scheduling and enhanced equipment view and configuration controls. The VB280 Content Extractor also features new real-time large-thumbnail displays, audio metering and content-detail display.
"This raft of new developments is a further evolution of the real-world monitoring tools today’s engineers and media businesses need," said Chairman Simen Frostad. "We have refined the analysis tools and built in industry-leading value and versatility with features like spectrum analytics in our probes, which can save operators from having to invest in extra equipment. We’ve also extended and enhanced the entire satellite-to-set-top-box capability of the VideoBridge.”

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