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Exterity releases c1110 headend monitoring blade

Exterity, a leading manufactuer of enterprise IPTV communication products, today announces the enhancement of its industry leading AvediaStream c1110 IPTV head-end chassis with the addition of a system monitoring blade. The AvediaStream c1110 is the IPTV head-end of choice for organizations demanding the highest levels of reliability and redundancy. The high levels of robustness of the AvediaStream c1110 can now be further enhanced with the new monitoring blade. By enabling monitoring of the chassis fan speed, power supplies and blade health and temperature, the blade will provide early warning of any issues which may impact the reliable delivery of the IPTV services supported by the AvediaStream c1110.

The AvediaStream c1110 monitor blade features twenty external LED’s providing an immediate visual indication of the status of each of the blade slots, fans and power supplies of the chassis, highlighting any problems before actual failure. The monitor blade will be able to communicate changes to the AvediaStream c1110 over the network protocol SNMP to allow SNMP management tools such as Exterity’s AvediaServer Director to inform administrators of the system status. The monitor blade will additionally be able to remotely power up and power down individual AvediaStream IPTV modules in the chassis, reducing power consumption when for example the chassis contains redundant modules for any failover requirements an installation might require.

“The new monitor blade allows us to provide a new level of IPTV system robustness for organisations where the system is business critical or revenue generating,” says Colin Farquhar, CEO of Exterity. “Administrators will be able to access the blade remotely through a web interface to receive a comprehensive status of the AvediaStream chassis, ensuring any disruption to the IPTV service are kept to a minimum.”