SCTE 168-6 2017 (R2021)

Recommended Practice for Monitoring Multimedia Distribution Quality

The scope of this Recommended Practice document is to provide background and discussion on Multimedia Management (MMM) system requirements to assist the cable operator with MMM deployment design tradeoffs as well as provide guidance and recommendations on several topics related to the deployment of Multimedia Management systems based on the experiences to date of both the participating committee operators and vendor companies and the directions of ongoing work in the HMS. The topics include:

  • Integrated and Independent Monitoring Strategies
  • Recommendations for Quality and Service Assurance Data Acquisition
  • Recommendations for Quality and Service Assurance Visualization, Reporting, and Export
  • MMM System Security Considerations

This background and set of recommendations is intended to provide guidance to operators who are planning to deploy or are currently deploying MMM systems. This information is intended to be used with that provided in other HMS MMM documents.