Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Juniper Integrates Video Monitoring/Analysis into Edge Routers

Juniper Networks an integrated video monitoring and analysis solution for its M and MX Series routers. The StreamScope eRM, which builds upon the technology of Triveni Digital, a provider of digital signal monitoring and analysis solutions and subsidiary of LG Electronics (LGE), performs deep, application-layer video stream quality monitoring within edge routing infrastructure.

Juniper said the ability to monitor and analyze MPEG streams in real-time is critical to ensuring the quality of video services over cable, wireless and IPTV networks. Traditionally, comprehensive video monitoring functionality required dedicated appliances. By integrating video monitoring capabilities within the M and MX Series platforms and JUNOS software, StreamScope eRM eliminates the need for video monitoring specific appliances.

Because StreamScope eRM can be seamlessly integrated into existing Juniper routers, customers will be able to leverage deployed M and MX Series platforms to deliver integrated video monitoring and analysis capabilities, providing investment protection and lower TCO, while ensuring superior scalability. With support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet links, StreamScope eRM is offered with up to 10 times the scalability of many typical video monitoring appliances. Additionally, the tight coupling with JUNOS forwarding and control planes ensures simple, unified device and network management.

StreamScope eRM is expected to be available as an optional feature for the MX and M Series in 2H09.