ISO - INTERNET STREAMING OPTIMISATION
We live in a world where the demand for internet and internet resources has outstripped the infrastructure - epecially in Portugal.
One of the main media sources that is internet "hungry" is television streaming over the internet, in particular IPTV (Internet Protocol Television).
This includes but is not limited to Paramount, ITV-X, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Amazon Freeview, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV, YouTube although these are less resource heavy than IPTV as they use an internet reduction system which also reduces the quality of your viewing.
Music streaming Apps such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer, Google Music and Napster to name a few, do need good speeds but are less demanding.
What is Internet Streaming Optimization (ISO), how can it help you and do you need it?
Internet Streaming Optimization or ISO, is a set of tests, principles, conditions and standards put together by network engineers and technicians to evaluate and optimise a local network and the equipment running the network.
If you want to get the best out of the speed your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is giving you and optimise it for you and the members of your household, ISO can help achieve this.
Anyone who does not have an optimised network, takes the risk that at some point, right when they need it, their network will let them down. It could be in the middle of Eastenders, halfway through an important conference call, or just when your favourite football club scores a goal.
There is nothing more frustrating!
Video conferencing such as Skype, MS Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom - social media including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (now known as X) and TikTok along with normal internet streaming / website visitation use less as a norm with Online Gaming in between internet television and music streaming in terms of appetite for internet resources. They have all become so embroiled in our daily lives that we all take them for granted expecting the systems to function 100% every time we turn them on.
Are we expecting too much? The simple answer is yes.
Are our expectations unrealistic? Absolutely!
Do we all understand the principles of the internet and how it works or in some cases doesn’t? If you are an IT specialist, yes - but generally no.
The assumption is the internet and the services we all use should work as instantly as flicking a light switch on and the light illuminates.
How do you get an ISO evaluation done?
Simple. You either call (+351) 289 040 403 or email us by clicking HERE and we will arrange a suitable date and time for the evaluation.
How much does it cost?
85 euros including IVA / VAT for the evaluation and the report - a small price to pay to stop you pulling your hair out!
What do you get for your money?
You get the expertise of our seasoned, experienced technicians who will look at everything related to your network and what you use it for along with an EMF Sweep in the property.
They will make immediate recommendations which will be confirmed by an email report to include any equipment changes, upgrades or recommendations that may be needed for the optimisation of your network.
What happens if you do not get an ISO Evaluation?
Nothing improves! You continue to have to "make do", potentially suffering with outages, drop-outs, black spots, and poor Wi-Fi coverage.
Speed tests are not the be all and end all. Most people think they are. Understanding the results, acting on the information and how to get the most from the internet and speed the ISP should be delivering, will invariably stop you from blaming the wrong service for being at fault or the wrong provider for a bad service.
Old petrol in your car will cause it to run badly. You can add new fuel, but if the filter is dirty, it will continue to run badly. Do you blame the petrol station or do you change the filter? Internet and the equipment that runs it, is no different.
Take action today!