Symmetricom QoE Assurance Division's Principal Technologist Featured Panelist and Speaker at IPTV World Forum 2008
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Press release date: March 5, 2008
Dr. Stefan Winkler to Address IPTV Quality of Experience (QoE) as a Service Differentiator and IPTV QoE Monitoring to Maximize Customer Satisfaction
SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 5, 2008 - Symmetricom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM) today announced that Dr. Stefan Winkler, principal technologist for Symmetricom's QoE Assurance Division, will be a featured panelist and is also speaking at IPTV World Forum 2008, taking place in London on March 12-14. IPTV World Forum is a leading event for the IPTV industry, bringing together the industry's leading telecom and cable providers to discuss IPTV service deployment issues and how they will impact the future of the industry.
Dr. Winkler will be part of a panel entitled "Making Quality of Experience a Service Differentiator," chaired by Gary Schultz, Multimedia Research Group's president and founder. This panel will discuss video QoE (Quality of Experience) and address the importance of QoE as a critical measure of success for IP-based video services. In addition, Dr. Winkler will be speaking about "IPTV QoE Monitoring to Maximize Customer Satisfaction." During this presentation, Dr. Winkler will introduce QoE basics, contrasted against QoS (Quality of Service), and the various classifications of tools and metrics. This includes network metrics for traditional QoS, content metrics for picture quality, and hybrid metrics combining both approaches for meaningful QoE measurements. The specific location, date and time at IPTV World Forum for this speaking session are being finalized.
WHO: Dr. Stefan Winkler, Principal Technologist, Symmetricom's QoE Assurance Division
WHAT:Speaking on panel, "Making Quality of Experience a Service Differentiator" at IPTV World Forum 2008
WHEN: Thursday, March 13, 2008, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:IPTV World Forum 2008 Olympia Hammersmith Road London, England
One of the world's top experts in digital media quality, Dr. Winkler serves as a principal technologist for the Quality of Experience (QoE) Assurance Division at Symmetricom. He was formerly chief scientist and co-founder of Genista Corporation, a provider of quality assurance solutions for IPTV and mobile media. He has also held assistant professor positions at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and has worked for Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, German Aerospace and Andersen Consulting. Dr. Winkler has published more than 40 papers on perceptual quality measurement and is the author of the book, "Digital Video Quality." He has also been a member and contributor of the Video Quality Experts Group (VQEG) since its founding in 1997. Dr. Winkler holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria and a doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
Symmetricom's QoE Assurance Division provides perceptual video quality monitoring and diagnostic solutions for cable operators, telcos and other CSPs to deliver mission- critical QoE solutions for IP-based switched digital video services. For more information, visit http://qoe.symmetricom.com.
About Symmetricom, Inc.
As a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency products and services, Symmetricom provides "Perfect Timing" to customers around the world. Since 1985, the company's solutions have helped define the world's time and frequency standards, delivering precision, reliability and efficiency to wireline and wireless networks, instrumentation and testing applications and network time management. Deployed in more than 90 countries, the company's synchronization solutions include primary reference sources, building integrated timing supplies (BITS), GPS timing receivers, time and frequency distribution systems, network time servers and ruggedized oscillators. Symmetricom also incorporates technologies including Universal Timing Interface (UTI), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588), and others supporting the world's migration to Next Generation Networks (NGN). Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.symmetricom.com.
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