Cheetah Technologies, LP, an expert in network performance and video quality management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a relationship with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) that is designed to expedite the availability of Cheetah products and solutions to NCTC members.
Under the terms of the Master Purchase Agreement, Cheetah will work with NCTC member companies to create and deploy cost-effective solutions that incorporate Cheetah’s CMD, Cheetah XD and V-Factor products. Cheetah Technologies solutions are designed to manage the HFC network from source to subscriber by proactively monitoring the physical network elements that provide revenue-generating IP services, such as high-speed data and VoIP.
“As new services are introduced to meet consumer expectations, operators of all sizes are recognizing the need to provide superior Quality of Experience,” said Dave Baranski, vice president of sales for Cheetah Technologies. “By working together with NCTC, we’re able to gain greater visibility into the needs of member operators, and to provide them with both the products and the pricing predictability they require.”
“Solutions that can proactively monitor networks and enable correction of problems before they impact consumers are vital to ensuring high satisfaction from cable subscribers,” said Richard Frey, NCTC Vice President/General Manager, Hardware. “Cheetah’s innovative product line, including its ‘Intelligent Decode’ technology, will enable our members to deliver the no-compromise experiences that can attract and retain customers.”
The NCTC agreement incorporates an extensive range of CMD, CheetahXD and V-Factor products, including recent advances unveiled last month. At NCTC’s upcoming Winter Educational Conference (Feb. 28-March 1, 2011 in Clearwater, FL), Cheetah plans to demonstrate the latest versions of its V-Factor product line, including the ability of its Stream Probe Advanced platform to enhance monitoring of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 streams, and its V-Factor SMSTB that measures video quality between the STB and the television. Cheetah will also feature its CMD-EL+ product that performs critical measurements on all QAM carriers and supports DOCSIS® 3.0 and IPv6.