The Mividi TSM Probe is a compact system that runs Mividi TSM100 video streaming monitoring software and TSM Web remote management software on an Intel NUC PC. It receives data via IP interface and supports most common streaming protocols including TS over UDP, RTP, HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP and MMS. The size of the device is only 4.5 x 1.9 x 4.4 inches, and it can be used for remote monitoring of IPTV and OTT video services in the proximity of customers.

TSM Probe Application

Broadcast, IPTV and OTT Video Monitoring Probe

Mividi TSM Probe is a small device with powerful features. It can monitor and analyze transport streams, log errors, and send error alarms. It can also transcode the original video data and transmits the video streams back to the NOC for viewing. Additionally, it contains a web server for remote access of analysis data and control of the device using a web browser.

Because the device is very compact that weighs less than 2 pounds (or 1 kg), it can be used in the field to collect quality of service (QoS) data near customer premises. It is also a cost-effective solution for transport stream analysis and monitoring for stations with a small number of streams to monitor.

The Mividi TSM Probe uses IP interface to receive video data. It supports TS over UDP, RTP or HTTP broadcast protocols, and HLS, RTMP, RTSP, and MMS web streaming protocols. It supports DVB and ATSC broadcast standards, supports MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, and H.265/HEVC video encoding formats, as well as all commonly used audio formats.

The TSM Probe can simultaneously monitor up to 20 channels and transcode up to 10 channels. Any transport stream errors are logged in a database for review and report. Alarms can be triggered by specific errors selected by users. Remote access and control of the device is provided by the TSM Web software.

Turn-key solution with a mini PC

The TSM Probe uses the Intel NUC as hardware platform. The Mividi TSM100 and TSMWeb software is preinstalled and fully configured so it is ready to use out of box. It takes the input from the IP interfaces and contains a wireless network interface which may be used for data management.

Intel NUC with dimensions

Intel NUC PC with dimensions

MPEG TS Analysis

TS Analysis View

Video Thumbnails and TR 101 290 Error Summary

Video Thumbnails and Error Summary

Comprehensive TS Analysis

The TSM Probe provides comprehensive TS analysis for MPEG transport streams. It supports MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, and H.265/HEVC video encoding formats, as well as commonly used audio formats including MP3, AAC, AAC plus, and AC3. It can also decode DVB SI and ATSC PSIP metadata tables and perform standard compliance check on these data.

The system performs detailed TS error check based on DVB test guideline TR 101 290 and reports all three priority level errors. It analyzes transport stream program structure, measures PID bitrate, performs PCR, and buffer analysis, detects any black and frozen frames, and monitors missing audio and video element streams.

In addition to MPEG transport layer testing, the system also performs IP and HTTP layer testing, including MDI measurement on IP streams, and measures video segment downloading parameters and monitors delay on HLS input streams, as well as HLS playlist syntax analysis.

All errors and alarms are logged in the database and can be reviewed at a later time. Reports can be generated to summarize TS status over a period of time.

Error Logs and Alarms

The system provides multiple ways of sending error alarms, including email, visual displays on a multiviewer screen, and audio sound. The alarms can be triggered by errors selected by users, such as loss of input, audio or video components, black or frozen frames, etc.

Remote Access

An optional web server is available on the probe for remote access to test results, include video thumbnails, TS analysis results, error and alarm log. The web server can be accessed using a standard web browser.

The system provides multiple ways of viewing the conditions of video services remotely. Video key frames are decoded and may be displayed in a remote monitor.

Central network management software is also being developed to manage multiple TSM Probes across network. The central server provides a URL link to individual probes for status check, collects alarms, and compares QoS value of videos at different location. (The central management server is not part of the probe offering.)

Multiviewer probe web server for remote access Multiviewer probe web server for remote access

Web server for remote access

Remote Multiviewer Monitoring

The TSM Probe can stream the original video data to a remote monitoring center (NOC) for display and viewing. The streamer converts original input streams to HLS streams so an HLS enabled multi-viewer can play the video and display it on a multi-viewer monitor. This feature is especially useful for local UDP streams that cannot be directly transmitted over the Internet.

An optional transcoder can be used together with the streamer in order to reduce the bandwidth of the streams being sent back the monitoring center. The transcoder utilizes GPU acceleration feature to minimize the CPU usage during transcoding.

The transcoder and streamer can be configured using the TSM Web remote management software.

TSM Monitoring Probe - Standard Definition

Multiviewer Display of Video Channels

TSM Web for Transcoding Configuration

Transcoding Configuration

Applications

  • Broadcast monitoring
  • IPTV and OTT video service field monitoring

  • Internet broadcast monitoring
  • Video service QoS data collection from fields

Features

  • Inputs:
    • 1G IP interface
    • Supports TS over UDP, RTP/UDP or HTTP
    • Support HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) , RTMP, RTSP , MMS web streaming protocols
  • Supports MPEG-2, AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265 video formats
  • Supports MP3, AAC, AAC plus, and AC3 audio formats
  • Supports both DVB and ATSC systems, including the decoding of DVB SI and ATSC PSIP tables
  • Transport analysis and error monitoring
    • Monitoring TR 101 290 priority level 1, 2, and 3 errors
    • DVB SI and ATSC PSIP table decoding
    • Black frame and freeze detection
    • Input loss detection
    • PID loss detection
    • Service loss detection
  • IP transport layer analysis including MDI measurements
  • HLS analysis
    • HLS playlist syntax analysis
    • HLS segment sequence and download delay monitoring
    • Alternate stream synchronization analysis
  • All errors are logged, and reports can be automatically generated and exported
  • Supports SNMP traps and e-mail alarms
  • Supports remote visualization via key frame thumbnail extraction or streaming of multiviewer monitoring screens.
  • Supports network-wide monitoring using a webserver to collect test results from multiple TS monitoring servers.
  • Remote access using a web browser.

Specifications

Inputs:

IP UDP/RTP Unicast or MulticastTS over HTTP, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, MMS

Output:

video MiniHDMI and mini DP connectors
Audio 3.5 mm mini jack

OS & Hardware Specification:

OS: Windows 7, 8 or 10
CPU: Intel Mini PC 5th generation i7 Dual-Core
RAM: 8 GB
Hard drive: 250 GB Solid State Drive
Graphic Cards: Intel HD Graphics 6100
Network Connectivity: 1 GB NIC adapter

Product Code: TSM-Probe

Price:

TSM100 Monitoring Software Only: $2,280 USD
TSM100 with Remote Access Web Server and Transcode Option: $2,980 USD

Turn-key solution with pre-installed software.

For Product Information

Mividi offers a series of products for testing and improving video service quality for broadcasters and Internet media providers. Related products include IP video monitoring system TSM100, HLS Analyzer, Multiviewer Monitoring System for Internet Media, and SCTE35 and Ad Insertion Monitoring, and Loudness Logging System. To contact a customer service representative regarding Mividi products, please email to info@mividi.com or visit http://www.mividi.com.