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Pixelmetrix Couch Potato™ Wins CSI Product of the Year Award at IBC 2008

09-16-2008 04:47 PM CET | Media & Telecommunications

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IBC 2008, Amsterdam, September 15, 2008 – Pixelmetrix, the global expert in Preventive Monitoring for digital television and IPTV networks, beat two other companies to clinch the Cable & Satellite International (CSI) Product of the Year Award 2008 for Best Monitoring or Network Management Solution for its Electronic Couch Potato™ (ECP™) at IBC.

The Pixelmetrix Electronic Couch Potato™ (ECP™) is an after the network probe that measures and reports the end-users’ experience for delivered video services. Collecting telemetry from multiple ECPs™ distributed across a wide network and presenting it effectively is essential to the value proposition of the product. A central management console, the ECP Consolidator™ works in tandem with a collection of ECPs™. The ECP Consolidator™ enables service providers to understand their end-users’ Quality of Experience across a geographically distributed delivery chain. Demonstration of the
ready-for-shipment ECP™ is available at Pixelmetrix booth 1C39.

“This win for the Electronic Couch Potato™ justifies the hard work and late nights put in by our team of engineers. After receiving the Engineering & Technology Emmy Award early this year, the CSI Award adds another gleaming feather to our cap. At IBC, the Electronic Couch Potato™ has certainly generated tremendous interest. We are honoured that the industry recognizes our effort and innovations to elevate the quality of experience and quality of service for broadcast operators. Our heartfelt thanks go to CSI and the distinguished panel of judges for this merit,” said Danny Wilson, Pixelmetrix President & CEO.

"Many congratulations to Pixelmetrix for scoring the CSI Product of the Year Award. The Electronic Couch Potato™ shines in the Best Monitoring or Network Management Solution category, which was one of the most competitive categories for this year’s awards. From a personal standpoint, I like the fact that Pixelmetrix gave the Electronic Couch Potato™ such an accessible name, rather than the usual mix of letters and numbers!” said Goran Nastic, Editor, Cable & Satellite International magazine.

One major highlight of the ECP™ is its telepresence feature, which allows remote monitoring of the audio and video output of the STB. This is achieved by encoding the audio and video signals and streaming them back to the central site. In addition, numerous measurements and parameters for QoE and QoS are reported. This facilitates a close audit of what is really going on ‘out there’.

Highlights at the booth also include the new VISUALmpeg Qualify™ that provides static file-based video and audio analysis for VOD content, DVStation-Mini DVB-T that offers affordable RF and TS measurements and analysis and many more.

Pixelmetrix develops a host of IPTV and Preventive Monitoring systems that offer unique attributes and versatility, allowing operators to achieve end-to-end visibility and keep tabs on their network architecture.

IBC is held from September 12 to 16 at the RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam.

Note to Editors:
To schedule an interview with Danny Wilson, please contact the Marcom team.

Marcom Contact:
Sharifah Ahmad
Pixelmetrix Corporation
+65 6547 4935

About Pixelmetrix Corporation

Pixelmetrix Corporation is the global expert in Preventive Monitoring for digital, cable and IPTV networks. The company provides equipment and network intelligence systems to television broadcasters for the management and monitoring of quality of service and quality of experience. Headquartered in Singapore, Pixelmetrix has offices in the United States and Europe.

Pixelmetrix suite of quality assurance solutions are featured as the Emmy® Award winning DVStation, DVStation-Mini, DVStation-Remote, DVStation-Pod, DVStation-IP3, DVStor, IPGen, DVShift, DVProbe-C, DPI Auditor, EndGame, Electronic Couch Potato, ECP Consolidator, VISUALmpeg and VISUALmpeg Qualify. These are trademarks of Pixelmetrix Corporation.

Pixelmetrix clientele include CNN/Turner Networks, Viacom, Fox, CBS, ESPN, Disney, Univision, Telefutura, USDTV, HBO, NHK, Japan Telecom, KPBS, NTL, Sky PerfecTV! Japan, British Telecom, Canal+, Towercast, AT&T, Verizon, Telus, NTT and more.

Pixelmetrix has been conferred the Engineering & Technology Emmy® Award 2007, Broadcast Engineering publication Pick Hit Award 2005 and 2008, TV Technology publication STAR Awards (Superior Technology Award Recipient) 2000, 2004 and 2007, BIRTV Product of the Year Award 2006, Cable-Satellite/Mediacast Product of the Year Awards 2003 and 2004, as well as the Peter Wayne Award 2000, for Best Design and Innovation.

For more information about Pixelmetrix, visit or email queries to

Marcom Contact:
Sharifah Ahmad
Pixelmetrix Corporation
+65 6547 4935

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