Rohde & Schwarz tested Unified Streaming’s Unified Origin for compatibility with its recently launched R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solution. R&S PRISMON successfully received and monitored in detail all common OTT protocols, including HLS and MPEG DASH.

Unified Origin is an all-in-one solution for streaming, creating HDS, HLS, MPEG-DASH and MSS formats dynamically from a single source . OTT providers use it to process their content for delivery to mobile devices. It offers advanced features for adding multiple audio codecs such as Dolby Digital Plus (E‑AC3), DTS Express and Fraunhofer HE-AAC v2 (multichannel).

The new R&S PRISMON automatically monitors transmitted broadcast and streaming media content in parallel. Service providers can use the combination of R&S PRISMON and Unified Origin to meet their contractual requirements with respect to service quality and availability. The two firms therefore tested the dynamic packager and the monitoring and multiviewer solution for compatibility, with successful results.

Björn Schmid, Director of R&D Monitoring & Analysis at Rohde & Schwarz, commented, Unified Origin is already very successful in the marketplace. We are pleased that the solution has proven compatible with our R&S PRISMON and that it adds a unique set of features.”

Automated monitoring of a multiprotocol OTT stack typically is hard to do“, says Dirk Griffioen, CEO at Unified Streaming, We’re excited this now becomes possible with the new R&S PRISMON.”

Unified Origin lets you stream your media content from one unified source to multiple clients and devices. It offers one solution for just-in-time packaging to MPEG-DASH, Apple (HLS), Adobe (HDS) and Microsoft (MSS). Our added features include content protection, restart TV, time-shift, catchup-TV, subtitles, and multiple language and audio tracks.

A large number of channels – including those in UHD quality – can be monitored in parallel with R&S PRISMON and visualized in a straightforward manner on a multiviewer video wall. R&S PRISMON is easy to set up and operate via its intuitive, web-based user interface. It is up and running within a very short time and can be administered via SNMP or remote API. Users can use the convenient graphical editors to adjust the layout of the multiviewer video wall to their specific needs. R&S PRISMON allows fast and easy operation and administration under widely varied operating conditions. The monitoring and multiviewer solution is available in various hardware configurations and as a cloud-based installation.

About Unified Streaming
Unified Streaming is dedicated to helping companies create and execute smart video streaming technologies. Its products are in operation around the world, with customers ranging from live news broadcasters and major TV networks to service providers and technology partners.

The ease of use and reliability of our solutions allow customers to shorten their time-to-market. Our solutions fit into existing frameworks (Apache, IIS, Lighttpd, Nginx) thus allowing for greater return on existing investment and reducing delivery cost significantly.