TAG, a provider in 100% SW, 100% IP, 100% COTS/Cloud, Probing, Monitoring and Multiviewing solutions, has announced that its MCM-9000 all-IP, all-software platform has been enhanced with the addition of an Adaptive Monitoring feature. Adaptive Monitoring gives operators even greater agility in optimizing high-density probing and monitoring by enabling dynamic, automated, on-the-fly allocation of monitoring resources on a per-input-stream basis. The game-changing feature brings operators significant efficiency gains that in turn yield cost savings and more extensive monitoring capabilities.
TAG’s MCM-9000 provides complete probing and monitoring for all transmission layers from the SMPTE ST 2110/2022-6 uncompressed to MPEG-TS compressed and OTT streams all the way down to the encoded video content and its quality. Offering more than 350 probing features and supporting all major industry standards, TAG software can monitor thousands of audio and video signals, performing automated analysis of video and data according to predefined templates, industry standards, and other technical parameters and thresholds set by the operator.
Until now, the MCM-9000 offered two distinct and separate modes of monitoring varying in visualization ability and resource consumption:
Full Monitoring Mode – the input source is fully decoded in real time for probe analyzation, alarming for errors and live video display on the Multiviewer mosaic output .
Light Mode – the input source is probe analyzed and alarmed, but only partially decoded and therefore not displayed. This monitoring mode requires significantly less resources.
The only integrated probing, monitoring, and multiviewing solution to offer Adaptive Monitoring, the TAG solution gives operators the valuable ability to optimize CPU usage without sacrificing error detection. It not only elevates monitoring capabilities when using on-premises hardware, but yields even greater benefits for cloud-based operations with the ability to dynamically change utilization of instances based on need at any given time. Moving away from physical hardware, operators no longer need to scale their equipment and infrastructure to support maximum channel capacity—or leave hardware unused during non-peak times. The combination of TAG software with Adaptive Monitoring, and cloud-based processing resources allows operators to move toward a more economical pay-per-use model in which they can scale instances to match their need.