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Bridge Technologies’ PocketProbe App
O

ffering go-anywhere digital
media monitoring, Bridge
Technologies has launched
PocketProbe, an iPhone App
that enables objective analysis
of real network performance of
streaming media, in a simple to
use, easy to understand tool.
Available from Apple’s App
Store, PocketProbe extends
both the existing capabilities of
digital media monitoring systems
built from Bridge Technologies
hardware probes, and the
monitoring software environment.
Already providing the most
comprehensive end-to-end
monitoring and analysis capability,
with a range of fixed and portable
probes, the system now extends
right into the engineer’s pocket.
PocketProbe contains the
same OTT Engine found in the
company’s award-winning VB1,
VB2 and 10G VB3 series digital
media monitoring probes, enabling
confidence validation and analysis
of http variable bit-rate streams
from any location.
PocketProbe is available in two

versions: the free application can
validate five HLS streams in roundrobin mode, provide analysis and
manifest consistency alarms,
play back media in the various
profile bit-rates, and graphically
display the actual chunk download
patterns and bit-rates. The full
version also offers the ability to
validate HDS and SmoothStream
manifest files and store 25 streams
with all profiles.
“This is monitoring-anywhere
for the TV-anywhere age,” said
Simen Frostad, Chairman, Bridge
Technologies. “True efficiency in
digital media monitoring comes
from being able to analyse every
point in the network, at any time,
without having to be at a specific
location. Armed with a tool like
PocketProbe, technical personnel
can check on service errors, no
matter where they are, and get
instant analysis of the cause.”
PocketProbe is easy to use, with
a fully automatic set up: once the
stream url is input, the app finds
all related profiles and validates
the consistency.

PocketProbe features include:
• display of the profile’s
programmed and actual bps;
• validation of chunk size against
download time;
• alarms on manifest syntax and
oversizing;
• alarms on sequence age
disparity and non-updates of
sequence for live streams;
• graphic display of real chunk
behaviour.
Since the PocketProbe uses
exactly the same metric as in the
hardware probes, the PocketProbe
can be used by service engineers
and operational staff to test realworld behaviours post-cloud with
various operators.
Accurate status of bit-rates
used and profile changes is
displayed in real time, giving
instant understanding of provider
delivery capability.
Together with hardware probes
used pre-cloud, according to
Bridge, the post-cloud location of
the PocketProbe enables excellent
correlative understanding of CDN PocketProbe App provides go anywhere
digital media monitoring
and provider abilities.

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InNEWS: Chyron to Merge With Hego Group
InNEWS: Studiovision Lebanon HD OB Truck
InPREVIEW: Nab Show 2013 Keynote Address: Disruptive Media
InREPLY: Harmonic Answers on MPEG DASH
InGEAR: Camp Digital Hits the Road
InVIEW: Hyper-Local TV Channels
InMEDIA: Digital Nirvana’s Cloud Based Anystream IQ
InMEDIA: Keeping One Step Ahead With on Demand Video Streaming Technology
InMEDIA: Understanding Media Asset Management
InTEST: Oversight via Monitoring & Logging
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InREPLY: Harmonic Answers on MPEG DASH
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InGEAR: Camp Digital Hits the Road
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InVIEW: Hyper-Local TV Channels
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InMEDIA: Keeping One Step Ahead With on Demand Video Streaming Technology
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