Tektronix Demonstrates MPEG Expertise at SMPTE 2002

10/22/2002 - Tektronix), the market leader in video test, measurement, and monitoring, will address MPEG issues at the 144th Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' (SMPTE) Technical Conference and Exhibition. The SMPTE conference is being held in Pasadena, California, from October 23 to 26.

Dr. Mark Nicholls, an MPEG video specialist from Tektronix' Center of MPEG Competency in Cambridge, England, will present two papers on MPEG at the leading technical society conference for the motion-imaging industry. "Testing data broadcast, open cable, and multimedia home platform services within the digital multiplex" will provide an overview of the technology behind new, interactive services. "Right content, right place, right time - real-time monitoring of digital television MPEG transport streams using template-based testing" will discuss the need to verify correct content based on user-configurable criteria.

"The SMPTE conference provides an excellent forum for video professionals to gain knowledge from engineers and scientists who actually work on developing technology. With our more than 55-year heritage of enabling the development and implementation of innovative video products, we at Tektronix take our responsibility in providing technology-rich information to the video industry very seriously," said Todd Biddle, General Manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "We're pleased to be able to educate SMPTE attendees on MPEG applications at this year's Fall SMPTE conference."

SMPTE was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion-imaging field. Today, SMPTE publishes ANSI-approved Standards, Recommended Practices, and Engineering Guidelines, along with the highly regarded SMPTE Journal and its peer-reviewed technical papers. SMPTE holds conferences to bring people and ideas together, allowing for useful interaction and information exchange.

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 and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.

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