Irish firm scoops innovation award

20 Jun 2007

A South Dublin electronics company that is developing systems that will secure operators and consumers using future IPTV and video-on-demand systems has received Frost & Sullivan’s Global Award for Product Innovation.

In a very short period of time Shenick Network Systems has established itself as a key player within the integrated triple-play test equipment market and is a company to watch out for in the coming years, said Olga Yashkova, communication test sector analyst with Frost & Sullivan.

“Shenick was one of the first test equipment vendors to introduce an integrated triple-play test solution testing IPTV, video-on-demand (VoD)and voice over IP (VoIP) and high-speed internet applications in one platform, and today it meets and indeed exceeds the rigorous quality requirements of equipment vendors and service providers worldwide,” she said.

Shenick’s diversifEye technology is capable of emulating large volumes of application traffic for IPTV, VoD, VoIP and other next-generation services all running simultaneously to create the most realistic test environment possible.

Shenick was also the first test equipment vendor to introduce peer-to-peer (P2P) emulation to test cause and effect of bandwidth-hungry applications when implementing VoIP and IPTV, which are sensitive to network delay.

DiversifEye also includes video and voice quality analysis at packet and application level and enables service providers to identify the exact cause of network quality degradation right down to the individual network service and application flow level.

Shenick’s recently launched diversifEye10G is the first single-module 10Gbps stateful IP application traffic tester.

“The key to the success of diversifEye is its groundbreaking innovative ‘per flow’ architecture that allows our customers to generate and analyse each individual traffic flow, which effectively translates into being able to guarantee individual customer satisfaction,” said Robert Winters, co-founder of Shenick Network Systems.

“DiversifEye helps companies identify how a system responds to everything from a single IPTV viewer’s experience to the continual traffic flows created by millions of internet users.”

Shenick Network Systems is showcasing its products at the CommunicAsia 2007 event in Singapore with several other Irish companies.

By John Kennedy