Ixia announced its latest product today, the IxLoad 3.20
IPTV/Triple Play test solution. The IxLoad 3.20 is their first product to support the key codecs for HD-video: MPEG-4, H.264, and VC-1. Furthermore, IxLoad 3.20 supports MPEG-4 video over both existing MPEG-2 transport streams and native MPEG-4 transport to allow testing of HD content regardless of how it is delivered.
IxLoad 3.20 emulates IPTV and Triple Play subscribers and associated protocols to ensure subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE). With the extensive library of codecs, a wide range of quality metrics plus a single automation framework supporting more than 90 test methodologies, Ixia allows service providers and network system vendors to perform sophisticated testing with lower investment in labor or equipment.
Test engineers can use IxLoad 3.20 to introduce basic network impairments such as jitter, latency, packet reordering and packet loss when testing video to help test engineers understand how various network issues can impact the quality of video experienced by subscribers.
The solution will also be demonstrated March 5-7, in room 15 at the IPTV World Forum in London.