New Monitoring-as-a-Service (MaaS) Solution – R+S PRISMON.cloud
At IBC2019, Rohde and Schwarz rolls out its cloud-based OTT monitoring solution PRISMON.cloud in Europe, making it now available in the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, the UK and Italy. New features first presented at this year’s show in Amsterdam corroborate Rohde and Schwarz´s aspiration in offering the ideal monitoring tool for broadcasters, content and streaming platform providers. R+S PRISMON.cloud can be deployed quickly and without dedicated hardware. A flexible and scalable pricing model allows users to reduce investment costs (CAPEX), therefore, provides a tailored monitoring solution also for event driven usage peaks.
R+S PRISMON.cloud was designed to enable OTT providers to permanently understand the current Quality-of-Service (QoS) but also to quickly and easily adapt their monitoring infrastructure, for example when peak loads during the transmission of large events require extended service.
A live multiview function, automated analysis of A/V data and error assignment in real time placed in an intuitive analysis dashboard make it possible to permanently measure QoS parameters, store it in a cloud environment and visualise it in a timeline format.
Thanks to the easy-to-use setup wizard, it only takes minutes to add new virtual IoT sensors around the globe and connect them to the dashboard. The cloud solution has been extended with an API interface to integrate current data into network management systems and now provides configurable incident notifications.
In combination with the widely used on-premise monitoring solution R+S PRISMON, OTT data from both physical and virtual sensors can be displayed in a single dashboard. As a new feature, SMPTE 2110 data from R+S PRISMONs can now also be viewed in the PRISMON.cloud dashboard.
The resulting end-to-end transparency quickly and easily reveals errors such as deterioration of video or audio quality or poor CDN performance as a cause of churn. PRISMON.cloud sensors are available in two service packages: silver and gold. These packages can be ordered in the Rohde and Schwarz App Store as three-month and twelve-month subscriptions. There is also a free trial that enables customers to try out R+S PRISMON.cloud with no obligation.