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Cerberus Tech Ltd, provider of live content delivery services and IP toolkits, has partnered with TAG Video Systems to provide customers with realtime visualization and monitoring capabilities. This announcement marks the beginning of a collaboration between the two companies, which has already led to cost-savings and greater confidence in signal integrity for Cerberus Tech customers. TAG is a leading provider of realtime, software-based, deep monitoring of linear video workflows.

Livelink IaaS is Cerberus Tech’s efficient, cost-effective live IP delivery network for 24/7 channels, sports, live events, and production. An economical alternative to traditional satellite and fibre systems, Livelink empowers broadcasters to be the architect of their own content delivery network without compromise. Its feature-rich tool set combines flexibility and control with global reach, incorporating built-in support for Zixi, RIST, SRT and traditional OTT contribution formats including RTMP and HLS.

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Cerberus Tech’s customers can now monitor all signals on a mosaic configuration as opposed to individual feeds, resulting in reduced transport costs and bandwidth requirements. Because visualization is in realtime and full frame rate, customers can apply probing and analysis, identifying problems such as missing audio instantly.

Kevin Joyce, Zer0 Friction Officer, TAG said: “Our partnership with Cerberus Tech exemplifies the deep capabilities of TAG’s ability to optimize a delivery experience for customers. Cerberus Tech uses the internet as a backbone for content delivery of live programming with support for numerous transport protocols. By integrating with TAG’s platform, Cerberus Tech’s customers can build mosaics on-demand, enabling a high number of signals in a wide range of formats to be visualized and monitored. The need to bring back individual streams is eliminated resulting in considerable cost savings.”

Chris Clarke, CEO, Cerberus Tech added: “At Cerberus Tech we seek out and leverage the very latest in technology to safely deliver content anywhere in the world. This partnership with TAG allows us to provide an additional layer of confidence and security to customers that rely on the integrity of their live signals as a measure of their success. With TAG’s visualization and monitoring technology integrated into our Livelink IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) platform, our customers can now view signal health in realtime and quickly correct errors and issues. It’s a game-changing functionality!”

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The type of visualization that Cerberus Tech can give to its customers with TAG is dramatically improved over former capabilities. It delivers instant identity and confidence that the right feed is there and if any action is required, such as transcoding a feed to a different profile. Cerberus Tech and TAG are working to develop deeper integrations that will provide customers with rich metadata directly on their screens, and soon Cerberus customers will be able to use TAG for their quality assurance throughout the platform.