Without FSM™ monitoring any discussion as to the user Quality of Experience is meaningless. What can be more service affecting than a set-top box that is unable to decrypt a Premier League football match because the CA portal cannot be detected by the STB. This is why Bridgetech has always had as its remit to look to the transport layer and the protocols involved that literally make IPTV work (or not). This short article is aimed at Bridgetech’s business partners and will give a brief non-technical introduction to the background of this system and how it is implemented in our product line.
First of all let’s start with some background on a normal IP-monitoring case. Usually an IP-Probe is inserted between a multicast server and some other device, for instance a set-top box as shown in Figure 1.
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