Farncombe, a specialist provider of Digital TV technology, has announced a new initiative to overcome the problem of delivering Wi-Fi products with a guaranteed quality of service (QoS) for wireless-video applications in connected multi-screen homes.
To date the industry has focused on solving Wi-Fi’s inherent unpredictability and instability by adopting technology advances that support higher capacity and resilience. Farncombe is now presenting an approach based on benchmarking and test services – which allows QoS to be measured for complex 802.11n-based devices.
Through a set of standardised tests, Farncombe’s service will help operators navigate the wide choice of Wi-Fi-enabled set-top boxes, gateways and routers by validating their performance. This will help them guarantee their subscribers’ quality of experience as they face increasing demands for simultaneous real-time streaming of HD video channels to multiple devices, increasing customer satisfaction and reducing calls to call-centres.