Juniper Networks and partner Triveni Digital are introducing the StreamScope eRM, a monitoring tool designed to let network administrators better assess the quality of video streaming within a network. Juniper says the StreamScope eRM, which will be an option with Juniper's M and MX Series routers starting in the second half of 2009, improves the performance and scale of video monitoring while lowering the TCO of such technology.
Juniper Networks is unveiling StreamScope eRM, a tool that lets network
administrators better monitor the quality of video streaming within the
Introduced April 1, the StreamScope eRM monitoring and analysis product will
be integrated into Juniper's M and MX Series routers to improve the monitoring
of video streaming by simplifying network design and operations through higher
performance and better space efficiency over current offerings, all of which
Juniper officials said improves performance and scale while lowering TCO.
The StreamScope eRM can be integrated with Juniper's M Series Multiservice
Edge Router platform-which combines IP/MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)
capabilities that integrate multiple networks into a single infrastructure-and
MX Series router platform, which provides Ethernet switch capabilities. Include
the JunOS Software, and the new product does away with the need for specific
appliances for video monitoring, company officials said.
The StreamScope eRM lets users identify quality problems at multiple levels,
including the network layer and MPEG layer.
The product comes at a time when the use of IP transport within video delivery
networks makes quality assurance more difficult. For businesses built on
providing high-quality video content, the need for better monitoring
capabilities is growing.
"Video monitoring is an increasingly critical capability for cable
operators and IPTV and wireless providers, as customer expectations for
high-quality video entertainment continue to grow," Manoj Leelanivas,
senior vice president and general manager of the Edge Aggregation Business Unit
at Juniper, said in a statement.
Leelanivas said Juniper's StreamScope eRM improves scalability, performance
The product was built via Juniper's Partner Solution Development Platform.
In the case of the StreamScope eRM offering, that partner was Triveni Digital,
which offers digital signal monitoring and analysis products. Juniper will sell
and support the product within its M and MX series platforms.
The StreamScope eRM can support 10 Gigabit Ethernet links, which means that
it can scale 10 times better than other video monitoring devices, officials
The product will be an option with the M and MX Series devices in the second
half of 2009. Juniper is demonstrating the StreamScope eRM at the Cable Show
event in Washington April 1 to 3.