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Bridge Technologies Version 4.10 Software Strengthens High-Throughput Performance

Bridge Technologies has released version 4.10 software for its advanced digital media monitoring and analysis system - offering High performance in the core network, new monitoring modes and displays, and more at-a-glance status displays.

Oslo, Norway(04 Mar 2013)

Many of the major new features are aimed towards uprating the monitoring capacity and security in the main headend and core network; these include bulk licensing for OTT and ETR 290 engines for the 10G VB330 probe, advanced stream filtering for VoD monitoring, and new microbursting detection capabilities.


The Bulk OTT option allows the licensing of 25 or 50 OTT parallel engines at a time; one of many developments maximizing the power of the VB330 in the monitoring infrastructure. Channels can be freely assigned to each engine, simplifying the monitoring setup and administration of large numbers of OTT channels – now up to 500 channels of HLS, HDS or SmoothStream are supported per VB330 unit.


The new Bulk ETR 290 Engines option allows up to 50 streams to be analyzed with the current ETR 290 engine, with an improved interface layout to simplify at-a-glance status assessment when analyzing large numbers of streams. The Bridge Technologies ETR290 engine not only covers all parameters in priority 1, 2 and 3 continuously, but also performs additional checks on CA systems and Service/PID bitrate checks.


Microbursting occurs when a greater than usual burst of frames is received with little spacing between the frames, leading to lost packets and a consequent degradation in the service quality. Although the cause of serious errors, microbursting can occur between normal sampling intervals and can therefore remain undetected, leaving a potential blind spot in the monitoring operation. Version 4.10 provides the solution by introducing microbursting detection with variable thresholding and graphical and statistical reporting as optional on the 10G VB330 probe.


“As ever, we’ve paid great attention to getting the right balance between monitoring with status displays that are easy to appraise quickly, and quick access to forensic, super-detailed analysis tools that are available whenever a user wants to investigate conditions in depth,” said Simen Frostad, Chairman, Bridge Technologies. “The monitoring environment users have access to with this new software release is fantastically feature-rich, but beautifully simple to operate – a really effective tool for cost-efficient monitoring operations.”


Some of the additional features included in the 4.10 software release are: system-wide support for the Bridgetech OTT Engine, and OTT alarming; optional PCAP recordings; second input for the VB330, effectively doubling the number of streams monitored; filter option for verifying correct delivery of large amounts of video-on-demand traffic; extended graphing displays; extended reports; improved DVB-T and DVB-T2 environment with new impulse response diagram and measurement displays, and a constellation diagram display; and support for the new VB272 dual input satellite receiver.


Version 4.10 is available now, free to all existing users of Bridge Technologies hardware.


More information about Bridge Technologies and its products is available at or by phone at +47 22 38 51 00.


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About Bridge Technologies

Bridge Technologies ( creates advanced analysis, measurement, and monitoring solutions for the digital broadcast and telecommunications industries. The company’s award-winning products and solutions provide an advanced platform for converging digital media services employing stream-based IP packets. Compatible with all major industrial standards, the system is the most comprehensive monitoring and analysis environment available, with probes for DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, VSB, DVB-S/S2, analog RF, ASI, all IP streams including OTT services, and unique portable field probes for RF and IP monitoring.


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Fiorenza Mella

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Tel: +31 71 523 82 10


Bridge Technologies Contact:

Simen K. Frostad


Tel: +47 22 38 51 00