110 SPONSORED CONTENT STREAMING MEDIA | OCTOBER 2017
MEASUREMENT IS USEFUL UNLESS
YOU’RE BUSY MEASURING WHAT’S EASY
AS OPPOSED TO WHAT’S IMPORTANT.
Twenty years ago, my co-founder and
For me, a measure is a means to manage. I believe in this
mentor, Professor Zhou Wang took the
difficult path of accurately measuring
how humans perceive video. He invented
the revolutionary structural similarity
(SSIM) video quality assessment model
which went on to be recognized by the
Television Academy at the 67th Engineering Emmy Awards,
“…as the most widely-used perceptual video quality
measure, used to test and refine video quality throughout
the global cable and satellite TV industry directly affecting
the viewing experiences of tens of millions of viewers daily.”
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
With Dr. Wang and my doctoral fellow, Kai Zeng, we set
out to advance SSIM for the modern video ecosystem and
created SSIMPLUS™. SSIMPLUS has proven itself to be
the most accurate and complete real-time perceptual video
quality metric ever engineered. SSIMPLUS outperforms all
existing VQA models including SSIM, PSNR, MS-SSIM,
VQM and VMAF.
so strongly that we decided to start SSIMWAVE Inc. to put
SSIMPLUS to work.
Measure - Know exactly what every viewer is seeing.
On every device. Everywhere.
• SSIMPLUS™ brings the accuracy of 100,000 human
views to every stage of your video delivery network
Maximize - Make every bit count. Send only what’s needed
and realize real-world bandwidth reductions of 25-40%.
• Monitor live and VOD viewer video quality and
automate optimization for every stream and
Monetize - Deliver a premium experience using a video
quality score top studios and industry experts trust.
• In production with America’s largest MVPD
• Emmy Award winning technology
• Recognized by the American Society of
People create video for people. Start making business
decisions using the only true measure, how viewers perceive
video. Get SSIMPLUS working in your studio, network and
SSIMWAVE Inc. @ssimwave
402-140 Columbia Street West www.ssimwave.com
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3K8
Dr. Abdul Rehman,
FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS, we have
worked with hundreds of customers to
create the most innovative ecosystem-wide video streaming applications. In
the process, we have built a uniquely
efficient and effective worldwide
content delivery network, the Tulix
CDN, designed from the ground up
solely for streaming live video.
We have also created a complete and
Tulix is a nimble solution provider. We are known for
modular platform for OTT, covering
the entire workflow. Our platform supports ingest in
any live or VOD format, repackaging and transcoding,
EPG capture and scheduling, live-linear playout with live
insertion, CMS for both VOD and live, CRM systems for
managing subscribers, security and DRM, geo-blocking,
paywall and billing systems and customer environments
from Web UI to dedicated branded applications on every
known mobile device, set top box and smart television.
being able to quickly modify our systems to support
specific customer requirements, and then making these
enhancements available to our entire customer base.
We are also known for our support. While many service
providers in this industry tout 24x7 NOC operations,
very few of them actually put a support engineer on the
phone when customers have issues with content delivery.
Tulix knows that its customers rely on our platform to
generate revenue, and our success depends entirely on
their ability to keep existing subscribers and attract new
ones. As a result, we are set up to respond to customer
outages quickly and effectively.
We also understand that, in the end, customer workflow
problems everyone’s problem. So when customers fail
to deliver us usable content or metadata, we apply our
considerable knowledge and experience to helping them
understand the underlying problems in their upstream
processes and to correct them.
Nino and I are proud to have built one of the 100 Most
Influential streaming companies and we intend to
continue to use our experience and insight to lead the
Tulix Systems, Inc.
1002 Hemphill Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30318
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