Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ixia Adds Support for HD Video-Over-IP Codecs

Ixia has added support for MPEG-4, H.264, and VC-1 codecs to its IxLoad 3.20 IPTV/Triple Play test solution. 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.

Ixia's IxLoad 3.20 emulates IPTV and Triple Play subscribers and associated protocols to ensure subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE). The system supports more than 90 test methodologies. Test engineers also 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.