Bridge Technologies has announced enhancements to its microVB probe, including the addition of remote analysis capabilities. Sitting at the end of the delivery chain, the compact microVB remotely delivers comprehensive real-time data about performance at the viewer’s set-top box, with enhanced capabilities now including powerful traffic analysis.

Part of the company’s VideoBRIDGE monitoring system, microVB is a breakthrough in miniaturized remote monitoring and analysis for digital media applications, and provides savings in transport and technician costs for cable, satellite, and IPTV operators. Measuring only 75 mm by 20 mm, microVB is small enough to be delivered to the customer by mail and features simple, plug-and-play installation.

MicroVB adds the final link in the VideoBRIDGE monitoring system chain by providing in-depth packet analysis for OTT services. This gives operators completely integrated end-to-end monitoring from satellite to set-top box. 

Upon installation between the set-top box and TV, the microVB automatically locates the MDC controller server on the operator’s network and begins sending data, enabling deep packet inspection without requiring a technician to visit the customer’s home to install the device or diagnose problems. Data from the microVB is received through the MDC server and presented in easy-to-understand visual displays via a standard Web browser.

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