Thailand's Channel 11 Improves Video Signal Transmissions By Installing Tektronix Test Equipment

10/11/2002 - Tektronix, a leading innovator in video, test, measurement, and monitoring equipment, announced that the Thai Government Public Relations Department (PRD)'s new television transmission project includes multiple Tektronix video test and monitoring solutions. PRD owns one of Thailand's leading television networks, Channel 11.

Working through system integrator Loxley (Public) Company Limited and Tektronix' Thailand distributor Trinergy Instrument Co., Ltd., PRD purchased a variety of Tektronix' video test and monitoring instruments, including ten AVDC100 Audio-to-Video Delay Correctors and 48 WVR500 Waveform/Vector Rasterizers. Other equipment included in the purchase were a TDS3052B Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope; waveform monitors, including the new WFM91D handheld, analog/digital waveform monitor; a spectrum analyzer; an audio monitor; a changeover unit; and a sync generator.

"The Government Public Relations Department's television broadcast has been continuously maintaining and delivering the highest quality transmissions of programs to serve our audience," said Mr. Chumporn Krua-Khwan, Engineering Director, PRD. "We've been using Tektronix instruments for many years to deliver the highest quality transmission and we have chosen Tektronix for their reliability and local service and support."

"With today's choices in video, viewers can simply change the channel if anything goes wrong with the picture they are watching. That's why video quality is so important to a broadcaster," said Vince Ganley, Vice President, Pacific operations, Tektronix. "Our video test and measurement equipment helps a broadcaster ensure that his signals are exactly as they would wish them to be."

Majority of Purchase Based on Audio-to-Video and Monitoring Needs
The Tektronix AVDC100 is the world's first solution to automatically detect and correct A/V delay errors in digital video using an innovative application of digital watermarking technology. The in-service device provides broadcasters and network operators with the ability to watermark video content with audio timing information and automatically correct lip-sync errors in real-time during live programming.

The Tektronix WVR500 waveform/vector rasterizer provides a compact and economical solution for monitoring the waveform and color vector display of an NTSC or PAL television signal. The rasterizer may be connected via a single video feed to a picture monitor or may be installed in a routing system for display through any signal-monitoring path. The signal may be displayed locally or at remote locations within reach of a video circuit. Typical applications include remote monitoring of VTRs, satellite uplinks/downlinks, and remote microwave and transmitter sites where a return video link is available.

About the Companies
The Government Public Relations Department started as the Publicity Division on May 3, 1933. It was given a unique status as a special agency under the control of the cabinet and acted somewhat like today's government spokesman. PRD functions as a government body attached to the office of the Prime Minister. Its mission is to promote national interest and national security through informing both local and foreign publics, thereby creating a wider understanding of the Thailand government's policy and of the country itself.

The PRD operates the national radio and television networks, "Radio Thailand" and "Television of Thailand." The department owns 145 radio frequencies, both AM and FM, as well as two short-wave frequencies. The overseas short-wave radio service broadcasts in 12 languages. The PRD's television network covers all regions of Thailand. Channel 11 serves as the parent station of eight TV station networks in the provinces across the country. Its broadcast programs emphasize education and public services.

About Tektronix
Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy and manage next-generation global communications networks, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Ore., Tektronix has operations in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.

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