BV-2100V

A high-capacity video verifier for monitoring TV multicasts, video on demand and Internet video in backbone networks and headends.

Key features:-

  • Monitors thousands of multicast TV streams for quality assurance
  • Compatible with EXFO Vision Live Monitoring server software
  • Video on demand (VOD), non-video traffic and microbursting detection and analysis (optional)
  • High-capacity real-time TR-101-290 analysis and alarming (optional)
  • High-capacity Internet video (OTT) analysis and alarming (optional)
  • Two physical 10G Ethernet ports (second port enabled by optional license)

Comprehensive multicast monitoring functionalities

The BV-2100V uses the same visual and intuitive approach to monitoring and analysis as other video verifiers. However, its 8-core CPU provides extreme processing capabilities, allowing the probe to perform large-scale monitoring in modern media infrastructures.

The probe uses EXFO’s renowned presentation techniques to provide easy-to-interpret GUIs that show important irregularities and stream history.

Advanced Ethernet option

The AEO adds sophisticated traffic monitoring features that support applications like video on demand (VOD). This includes traffic statistics based on user-configurable filters, enabling traffic breakdown according to detailed settings.

VOD monitoring is one of many tasks supported by this functionality. This option also provides microbursting analysis, which helps network engineers detect ultra-short packet bursts. The AEO option also provides PCAP recording, which can prove invaluable when complex low-level errors need to be investigated.

Bulk ETR-290 option

This option adds the full, real-time ETSI TR 101 290 analysis of hundreds of streams, with the power to analyze more than 25 in parallel. The ETR analysis engine, which is used in in many systems worldwide, detects content-level issues and validates standards conformance in central headends and local insertion points.

Bulk OTT option

The option adds the monitoring and analysis of Internet-delivered video, also known as over-the-top (OTT). Popular formats including Microsoft SmoothStream, Apple HLS, Adobe HDS and MPEG-DASH are supported.

The BV-2100V verifier has the power to analyze up to 500 OTT channels, 50 of them in real time. This option will check manifest files, profile presence and transmission times. When checks or measurements reveal errors that could lead to OTT system malfunction, alarms are raised.

Built-in confidence

When so much monitoring capacity is packed into one unit, redundancy becomes a serious issue. For this reason, the chassis used to house the BV-2100V includes a dual power supply, minimizing the risk of losing monitoring due to a power-supply failure. Furthermore, as with all EXFO Video Verifiers, dedicated Telco-grade hardware is used throughout, to ensure the longevity and stability needed for professional operation.

The power of confidence monitoring is further enhanced by continuous monitoring and alarming, bandwidth overflow/underflow and signal loss. With advanced threshold settings including error-seconds, alarm granularity can be set to useful standards. The unique FSM™ framework also checks and continuously monitors the middleware and network services that are vital to customer quality of experience (QoE).

The BV-2100V is part of an integrated EXFO Vision solution. It works seamlessly with EXFO Vision Live Monitoring software, BV-2000 and BV-1200 family verifiers as well as the BV-2080 Content Extractor for powerful, cost-effective, end-to-end video-quality monitoring.

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