IneoQuest Technologies launched Expedus ASM, a quality of service (QoS) probe that monitors content availability in adaptive streaming video networks. Delivering video over the Internet to large numbers of TV’s, PC’s and mobile devices poses many new challenges, such as managing multiple CDNs that deliver video across a vast geographic area with many end-client types and protocols.
Expedus ASM is a next-generation probe that ensures that live and on demand video assets are available upon user request at all times and locations. To accomplish this, Expedus ASM acts as multiple end-client devices and requests video assets. It then monitors for QoS using metrics such as IneoQuest’s VeriStream, a QoS metric designed specifically for Internet and mobile video. With these metrics and technologies, Expedus ASM monitors content availability and pinpoints instances of quality impairment to measure performance and troubleshoot impairments in real-time.