ORION-OTT - The Software-based Over-The-Top Monitoring Solution

Interra Systems’ Orion™−OTT is a software-based over-the-top (OTT) monitoring solution for checking content integrity and related network performance of ABR content for multiscreen service delivery. Leveraging industry-proven audio/video quality analysis technologies, Orion OTT enables OTT service/equipment providers, content delivery networks (CDN) providers to seamlessly monitor online video delivery for quality and compliance.

Orion OTT monitors ABR content, both VoD and Live, using user-defined automated / manual schedules. It checks for inconsistencies pertaining to ABR package compliance, manifest / playlist syntax, download errors, content quality and more. It can also be used for origin server load testing.

The intuitive user interface of Orion OTT presents the monitoring results of assets in an effective manner. You can drill down the monitoring runs to identify the most important issues, their location and occurrence(s) in an asset, along with more contextual information for debugging the issues. The web-based interface of Orion OTT allows remote monitoring through any browser-enabled device giving users a comprehensive monitoring and reporting tool at their fingertips.

Advantages

  • Ensures superior QoS and QoE for Live and VOD OTT services
  • Checks ABR package integrity and audio/video quality
  • Helps debug origin server performance related issues
  • Provides real-time alarms for quick on-the-go decision making
  • Accessible on any web-enabled devices

Key Features

  • • In-depth monitoring of Live and Video-on-Demand OTT services
    • Real-time monitoring of OTT Services for content integrity and network performance
    • Automated, manual, or recurrent schedules for monitoring Live and VOD assets
  • • Monitoring of network performance for OTT delivery
    • Monitoring of download delays and buffering/stalling issues
  • • Monitoring of origin server performance
    • Monitoring and logging of HTTP requests and responses for HTTP failures, request/response delays etc.
    • Load testing of origin server using client simulations
  • • Monitoring of ABR package integrity
    • Extensive set of tests including:
    • URL validation: Check for presence of referred content
    • Playlist validation: Presence of required tags and metadata
    • Playlist Integrity: Consistency of transport / video / audio properties across all chunks and across bitrate variants; Supports HLS, MPEG-DASH
  • •  Monitoring of audio / video quality
    • Conformance checking
    • Video Quality (blockiness, black frames, freeze frames)
    • Audio Quality (Loudness: CALM, ITU, EBU), level, silence
  • •  Alarms & triggers for actions and debug
    • Error categorization according to severity levels – major, minor, critical
    • Different alerting mechanisms – Email, SNMP
    • Alerts configurable based on counts and persistence
  • • Reporting Mechanism & Analytics
    • Graphical representation of content delivery quality
    • Different monitoring views for assets and services under test
    • Drill down from high level to specific details
    • Alerts/Data for all tests run over last 60 days
    • Rich reports and data analytics for historical results