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Telchemy's SQlive Earns INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine's 2009 IPTV Excellence Award

SQLIVE IPTV Set-Top Box Performance Monitoring Agent wins INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine Excellence Awards

DULUTH, GA. - 31st August 2009 - Telchemy,® Incorporated, the global leader in IPTV and Voice over IP performance management technology, today announced that its breakthrough SQlive™ IPTV performance monitoring software won a 2009 IPTV Excellence Award from INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

SQlive is integrated directly into IPTV set-top boxes, giving service providers real time feedback on service quality, subscriber experience and subscriber viewing activity. SQlive is unique in its ability to measure the performance of scrambled/ encrypted IP Video streams, producing Video MOS scores and a wide range of diagnostic metrics.

SQlive is based on Telchemy's VQmon/HD IP video assessment technology, which analyzes scrambled and unscrambled IPTV streams carried over MPEG Transport or RTP, and supports common FEC and retransmission schemes. SQlive automatically identifies video frame types and recognizes the type of video content, producing a rich range of metrics and accurate QoE metrics. Metrics include:

  • Video MOS scores that incorporate the effect of packet impairments on different video frame types, GoP error propagation, video bandwidth, video codec, bandwidth limitation and other factors
  • Video content descriptors, including data on levels of detail and motion
  • Video content alerts, which detect if content is blank or frozen
  • I/B/P frame statistics, including loss rates within each type of frame, bandwidth usage and other key data
  • Video degradation factors, which highlight the key sources of performance degradation
  • Viewer activity (audience statistics)

"We are pleased to receive this award from INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine for SQlive, the latest in our real-time video analysis product range." said Alan Clark, Telchemy's CEO and President. "SQlive gives service providers deep insight into service quality, network problems, head-end issues and subscriber viewing activity."

SQlive is a compact "drop-in" application that can be easily incorporated into an IP set-top box with minimal software integration.