"What we have is the ability to emulate individual subscriber traffic from thousands of households with a triple play mix of Internet TV viewers, VoIP calls and high speed internet traffic" says Robert Winters, co-founder and CMO of Shenick Network Systems.
"A triple play service provider can have hundreds of thousands of customers using the system in various ways, 24 hours a day. The quality of experience the users enjoy has always been a major concern and it is even more so, now that progressive telecom companies are offering triple play services - high-speed Internet, video (IPTV) and voice applications, such as delay-sensitive VoIP. Redback Networks of San Jose, California, provides the industry with the highest quality edge routing and broadband subscriber management infrastructure, and I am happy to announce that they are now using Shenick's diversifEye as a prime quality of service, experience and proof of concept testing tool."
Essentially, diversifEye offers thousands of triple play broadband users in a box. That is, it can emulate an almost infinite variety of user traffic scenarios, with IPTV, high-speed internet, voice applications, streaming and other services all running simultaneously.
It can show how a system under test responds to everything from one IPTV viewer's experience all the way up to the endless traffic variations generated by millions of Internet users. Accordingly, diversifEye provides a highly granular test tool, in that it gives the testers a close look at one grain of sand or the entire beach in every imaginable circumstance. No other testing tool in the industry has this one-to-millions scalability.
"We offer broadband subscriber management systems that must perform under a variety of scalable operational conditions and usage scenarios and at the end of the day, triple play's all about the user's quality of experience" says Arpit Joshipura, Redback's Vice President, Product Marketing and Management. "There is zero compromise, when it comes to issues such as IPTV subscriber quality, and Redback required a highly granular, realistic perspective on service and performance, right down to the triple play subscriber household level and the individual users therein"
Using diversifEye, Redback has created a highly sophisticated array of tests. For example, they can measure and compare the quality of service received by an IPTV viewer who changes channels every few minutes and one who thumbs the remote every few seconds; and, of course, thousands of users with differing change rates can be built into a test, as well.
"And it doesn't stop there," says Shenick's Robert Winters. "diversifEye is stackable, so if two chassis are connected, you'll double the number of emulated users, and so forth. It can also emulate household subscriber usage which is a very important component in testing Redback Networks SMS product line. Worldwide, telecom companies are already delivering triple play broadband services. So, it's essential for Redback to be able to create and test household subscriber usage profiles, in which, say, one person is on the Web, one is using the phone and others are watching TV, and diversifEye gives them that capability, too."