Mixed Signals, a provider of digital content monitoring, has announced a new analysis tool for its Sentry product to help video service providers optimize their bandwidth and to record video and audio errors for more detailed analysis and repair.

Sentry’s new analysis tool tracks bandwidth utilization of video programs, enabling operators to configure their networks to deliver the maximum number of programs while guaranteeing each program can receive the necessary bandwidth. The tool monitors service providers’ existing multiplex or QAM groups in addition to analyzing virtual program groups. Operators may also use Sentry to create and test virtual groupings of programs to understand the bandwidth behavior over a 24-hour period.

Sentry has also been fortified with a feature to record video and audio errors as they occur.

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