Brix Networks and Texas Instruments announced a collaboration and development initiative on IP service assurance. The collaboration will enable service providers to collect performance information and provide last-mile visibility into the quality of service for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), IP television (IPTV), and advanced data services.
Brix Networks' BrixWorx central-site correlation and reporting engine collects key performance indicator (KPI) information such as availability, bandwidth, packet loss, latency, jitter and call quality. The data is collected using standards-based communication protocols, including RTCP-XR, and TR-069, via the new BrixWorx Connector for TI's PIQUA software. This information can be gathered from a wide range of endpoint devices, including residential gateways, IP set top boxes, IP phones, digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable gateways, and others.
TI's PIQUA is an IP quality management system based on TI's digital signal processor (DSP) technology and embedded software solutions. The PIQUA system uses real-time calculations to assess the user's experience, allowing equipment manufacturers and service providers to automatically adapt to changing conditions.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the Fall 2006 VON Conference & Expo being held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, September 11-14, where Brix is exhibiting in booth 1049 and Texas Instruments is hosting a hospitality suite in room 158. A demonstration of the joint solution, highlighting BrixWorx and TI's PIQUA system, providing voice QoS monitoring and reporting, will be available at both companies' respective locations at this event.