Cheetah Technologies NAB Presentation to Discuss Need to Enhance 3DTV QoE

April 5, 2011

PITTSBURGH, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The need for enhanced monitoring to ensure highest levels of Quality of Experience in a 3D environment will be discussed by Cheetah Technologies executive Jeremy Bennington in a presentation at the NAB Show next week in Las Vegas.

Bennington, vice president and general manager of Cheetah V-Factor, will speak about how proactive network monitoring and management is necessary not only to optimize subscriber satisfaction, but also to prevent physical effects — including dizziness and nausea — of poorly executed 3D.

Bennington’s presentation, “3DTV Quality of Experience — Issues and Measurements,” will be delivered at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, as part of the Broadcast Engineering Conference. The presentation will be offered in Room S228 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“With the increased availability of 3D content, management of video quality is more important than ever,” said Bennington. “Given the complexities involved and the physical ramifications, broadcasters need to move quickly to implement automated solutions that can ensure 3D is produced, processed and presented correctly.”

The Cheetah presentation will also provide an overview of monitoring considerations for 2D video, including blockiness, frozen video, blur and other artifacts. Bennington will outline the effects of those issues on the 3D viewer’s Quality of Experience, and also will discuss the need to proactively address 3D-specific concerns, such as those related to depth perception, left/right views, frame-compatible systems, subtitles and displays.

About Cheetah Technologies

With a long history in Network and Video Quality Management, Cheetah Technologies has raised the bar in status, performance and quality monitoring while pioneering new ground in IP service testing and performance analysis. Cheetah Technologies solutions allow network operators to more efficiently and cost effectively isolate and troubleshoot multi-layered problems that impact service quality. Information about Cheetah’s products and services can be found at www.cheetahtech.com.

Cheetah Technologies is a privately held company which is owned by the Pittsburgh based investment firms The Hawthorne Group and Rosetta Capital. The Hawthorne Group is an investment and management company with holdings in the communications, railroad, assisted living, soft drink bottling, and real estate businesses. Rosetta Capital focuses on acquiring operating businesses in service industries and niche manufacturing.

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