Tektronix showcases new solutions for improving video and audio quality

Tektronix, a provider of broadcast video
test, monitoring and analysis solutions, announced that it will unveil new and
enhanced products for video, audio and content quality at Cable Tec-Expo, November
15-17 in Atlanta.

The company will unveil the new MTS4000
MPEG analyzer, a new version of the company’s Cerify software and
demonstrations of the latest capabilities of the award-winning Sentry digital
content monitor, including how it can be used to ensure the quality of adaptive
streaming services.

Cable television operators are using
adaptive streaming to deliver video services to mobile devices and PCs. These
new services are critical to competing against other video service providers,
but pose unique quality challenges.

Operators must transcode their programming
from MPEG-2 into the more bandwidth-efficient H.264 codec, a step which can
introduce errors that impact video and audio quality.

Sentry can identify these errors before the
H.264 streams are fragmented and encrypted, which is vital as these errors
cannot be detected after encryption. The early detection and diagnosis of these
errors enables operators to fix the cause and ensure an optimal quality of
experience (QoE) for their subscribers.

The company will also demonstrate its new
Sentry Assure, the latest addition to the Sentry line which is optimized to
help cable operators comply with the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation
(CALM) Act which requires that ads be no louder than the programs they

Sentry Assure is designed for identifying
loud commercials in the multi-channel cable environment. It combines the
ability to simultaneously monitor hundreds of channels in real-time with
loudness detection capabilities and post-splice ad insertion monitoring, which
makes Sentry Assure an ideal solution for cable operators’ CALM Act needs.

Tektronix will also demonstrate how Sentry
Assure’s post-splice monitoring capability identifies when local ads are not
inserted correctly, enabling operators to diagnose and repair the issue,
eliminating revenue loss from ads failing to air properly.

Another demonstration will show how
operators can comply with government regulations for closed captioning using
Sentry Assure’s support for the SCTE-608, SCTE-708 and SCTE-20 specifications.

The new MTS4000 MPEG Analyzer is ideal for
the analysis and troubleshooting of audio/video and transport problems in 10G
networks for fault isolation and root cause analysis. Targeting a range of
design, validation and test, field diagnostics and troubleshooting
applications, the new MTS4000 offers unparalleled analysis capabilities for
examining the video and audio quality of IP and RF video services.

By Telecomlead.com Team

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