Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative, real-time, multimedia delivery solutions, today announced an integration partnership with Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level media monitoring and analysis, to help broadcasters ease the transition to ATSC 3.0.

As broadcasters begin to manage their repacking assignments, implement plans for ATSC 3.0, and migrate toward all-IP networks, the dynamic nature of all the ATSC 3.0 components and the added criticality of IP links between the physical locations require pro-active real-time monitoring and analysis of the media service delivery chain. As part of this partnership, Qligent has integrated Artel’s DigiLink and InfinityLink platforms into its Qligent® Vision software-based monitoring and analysis solution offering broadcasters a broader view of end-to-end signal paths and Artel’s solutions deployed across multiple sites and points throughout IP and fiber-based network. The integration provides network operators transitioning to new systems the opportunity to validate interoperability and test configurations, optimizing infrastructures and operational efficiencies.

“Qligent’s expertise in providing innovative monitoring, analysis, and troubleshooting services for telecommunications and broadcast networks aligns with Artel’s mission,” said Tony Morelli, Chief Revenue Officer, Artel Video Systems. “Partnering with Qligent offers the broadcast industry confidence and peace-of-mind that as over-the-air technology grows more complex, vendors within the ATSC 3.0 ecosystem are coming together to help offload the infrastructure deployment concerns so broadcasters can focus on accelerating and evolving new opportunities and business models.”

"We are pleased to align with Artel,” said Ted Korte, Chief Operating Officer, Qligent. We are excited about this partnership and opportunity to break down the artificial silos that once existed between vendors and work together to provide broadcasters with an end-to-end solution that aligns with new workflows. An IP-based studio to transmitter link has become a critical component within ATSC 3.0 and Artel has an excellent reputation for reliability. Now we can keep a close watch on the signal as it passes through the entire chain with a single view but from multiple perspectives. Not only will system interoperability problems be easier to see and resolve but will also be easier to test a wide variety of configurations with immediate feedback on stimulus and response for quick proofs-of-concept and optimizations.”

Qligent will demonstrate its Vision-ATSC Solutions at Booth N6520. Additional information about Qligent’s products is available at www.qligent.com.

Artel will demonstrate its InfinityLink ATSC 3.0 Solutions for IP- and fiber-based networks at the 2017 NAB Show. Attendees are encouraged to visit Artel in booth N4511 to learn more.