Mixed Signals has added new capabilities to its Sentry product that enable it to monitor enhanced television (ETV) and advanced advertising applications based on the Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format (EBIF).
For EBIF-based applications to work properly, triggers must be embedded into program streams and when these triggers are activated by viewers, the additional data must be delivered to set-top boxes. Determining if all these steps are performed correctly across an entire channel line-up is not possible by simply measuring packet loss alone or using other first generation approaches for ensuring quality of experience (QoE).
Sentry’s advanced detection capabilities, coupled with its 24×7 operation to simultaneously monitor hundreds of programs, ads and EBIF-widgets allow it to monitor EBIF-based applications.
Mixed Signals will be demonstrating its new EBIF monitoring capabilities in the CableNET pavilion at The Cable Show in Los Angeles, May 11-13.