Normann Engineering is distribution partner of Bridge Technologies

Bridge Technologies offers a wide range of award-winning monitoring and analysis systems, hardware modules as well as software solutions.

Monitoring Hardware

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Hardware Modules

VB 220 - IP Network Probe
The VB220 Probe is the perfect choice in any network where digital video is carried across an IP-based infrastructure. This network service tool is ideal for both pure IP networks and hybrid networks (HFC, DVB-T2) with IP transport streams such as in digital cable and terrestrial networks. The VB220 probe hardware is custom-designed and built to telco-grade standards for maximum reliability and minimum maintenance. The VB220 can be paired with a full set of interface blades to cover signal formats such as DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2, DVB-C/C2, QAM-B, 8VSB and ASI. It is possible to monitor OTT/ABR streams at master play-out or at the CDN origin server in all common streaming formats using the OTT option.  Streaming formats supported currently include Microsoft Smoothstream, Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, MPEG-DASH and basic RTMP.

VB 330 - 10G Network Probe
The VB330 Probe is the flagship in Bridge Technologies products range. With line-speed 10G performance and a massive multiprocessor architecture the VB330 can deliver monitoring and analytics of thousands of streams and a multitude of technologies in real-time and in parallel. Similar to the VB330 hardware probe, the VB330 SW probe is for high-traffic monitoring in core networks, but the VB330 SW operates on any standard high-performance server blade. With the same feature set and capabilities, the VB330 and VB330 SW can be mixed and matched to achieve the most convenient configuration, depending on the user’s requirements.

VB 262 - RF Input Card
The VB262 Dual QAM/8VSB input option offers monitoring of cable TV signals as found in ITU-T J.83 Annex A/B/C QAM networks and DTT signals found in 8VSB networks. A chassis can be equipped with a VB120 or VB220 probe controller that has one or two VB262 RF input cards under its control.

Monitoring Software

VBC - Controller Server
The VideoBRIDGE Controller (VBC) offers central management and status displaying of all monitored services, providing a window into the performance of the television distribution operation. The VBC gives unprecedented insight into network health and the flow of all types of media streams throughout the network.

Key elements in the VBC include:

  • configuration management
  • stream performance comparison at multiple points
  • worst-performer identification
  • drill-down analysis
  • stream and service status monitoring
  • graphical alarm historical data-display with the Microtimeline technology
  • Visio map import with active alarm indication
  • trend graphing over up to two years
  • SNMP multi-destination trap forwarding
  • alarm logging and SLA report generation

VBC has a built in MAPs view, allowing to geotag probe locations and display alarms in a map view.

RDW - Remote Data Wall
RDW allows those responsible for network monitoring and management to quickly and easily create a visual representation of network activity, enabling potential problems to be rapidly identified and appropriate corrective action taken. Depending on the size or complexity of the network being monitored, RDW can spread from a single screen to multiple screens in a videowall format – but requires no specialist skills to install.

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