Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Cloud Video Monitoring and Control from TAG and Techex

TAG Video Systems, the provider of software-based, IP, end-to-end monitoring, deep probing, and real-time visualisation solutions has partnered with Techex, a leading cloud and IP video specialist, to deliver an advanced cloud video control, monitoring, and visualisation solution for major broadcasting and media companies.

Accoridng to the two companies, this strategic collaboration combines each of their best-of-breed solutions integrated into existing environments and capable of transporting video and monitoring streams at every point in the delivery chain. They say it also features a superior level of data analysis for a scalable, reliable solution offered with flexible licensing options.

tx edge by Techex is a feature-rich software gateway built to fit into Infrastructure as Code (IaC) cloud workflows. tx edge moves video into, out and around the cloud providing leading broadcasters the tight control they require delivering live video while also collecting data related to packet arrival times at the protocol level. Integration into TAG’s Realtime Media Performance platform enhances tx edge’s ETR 290 and IP-level stream monitoring capabilities, offering a higher level of comprehensive content and probing visualisation tools. Together, tx edge and TAG’s Realtime Media Performance platform support and enable flexible migration between various workflows, including hybrid, fully-cloud, or fully on-premises.

TAG and Techex say this combination illustrates the benefits of interoperability by delivering an all-in-one transport, visualisation, error detection, alerting, and multiviewing solution. The engine to TAG’s solution includes its cloud-capable MultiChannel Monitoring (MCM) system and enables broadcasters to visualise content flowing through tx edge instances with continuous content-level actionable and meaningful probe monitoring of over 550 events, while reducing the complexity of managing video contribution, playout, and distribution workflows.

Both organisations offer perpetual capex and time-based opex billing models designed to accommodate broadcasters’ cloud, hybrid, and on-premises requirements. TAG’s Zer0 Friction approach to technology and licensing removes restrictions to multi-functional applications and opens the door for customers to maximise the value of their investment and deliver the highest Quality of Experience (QoE) to the consumer.

“TAG has been a close and trusted partner for over a decade,” said Techex CEO, Richard Bailey. “We’re excited to deploy tx edge and TAG together. Many broadcasters rely on tx edge to securely protect and transport their highest value content, this provides a comprehensive visualisation of the content’s journey.”

Kevin Joyce, Zero Friction Officer at TAG, added, “Both Techex and TAG Video Systems share the same goals – to empower customers with the tools they need to ensure the health of their streams, securely deliver error-free content and access their own comprehensive data for greater insight into improving their business and media operations.”

Both Techex and TAG Video Systems will be demonstrating their software at IBC 2023, with Techex on stand 3.C55 and TAG Video Systems on stand 1.C15.


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