Advanced Television

Concilium to distribute Bridge Technologies monitoring solutions in South Africa

May 9, 2011

Bridge Technologies has announced a partnership with leading South African broadcast and telecommunications system integrator Concilium Technologies. Based in Centurion, Concilium represents many of the world’s leading broadcast video, audio, and monitoring equipment manufacturers, and now includes the VideoBRIDGE line of digital media monitoring products in its portfolio. VideoBRIDGE is the most comprehensive advanced headend to set-top-box monitoring solution available to broadcasters, telcos, and network operators.

“The VideoBRIDGE monitoring environment provides the most sophisticated tools available to broadcasters and media organizations,” said Steve Alves, managing director at Concilium Technologies. “The combination of VideoBRIDGE’s end-to-end monitoring capacity — with probes for every point in the media delivery chain — and the advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities of the system make it an important addition to any media operation using IP transport.”

The award-winning VideoBRIDGE integrated monitoring ecosystem offers an innovative approach to the monitoring and analysis of converging services employing stream-based IP packets. Compatible with all major stream-based industrial standards such as MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, DVB/ATSC, and ETSI TR 101 290, VideoBRIDGE offers a complete end-to-end system for the continuous quality assurance of a network from satellite to set-top-box. Available with a range of probes designed for every application within the media delivery chain, VideoBRIDGE is configurable as a complete monitoring system, or can be integrated with third-party management environments.

“Concilium has a strong presence in the broadcast and telecommunications sectors in South Africa,” said Philip Burnham, sales director at Bridge Technologies. “Their expertise across the board in these fields makes them a valuable partner for Bridgetech, with the resources to deploy and support VideoBRIDGE systems in a wide range of customer applications.”

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