Tektronix Assists Broadcasters with Software-based Analysis Tools

7/18/2003 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), the world leader in MPEG-2 compressed digital video test, measurement and monitoring equipment, announced a broad selection of software-based analysis tools developed to assist broadcasters needing to complement their real-time network monitoring with deferred-time testing on personal computers.

Although comprehensive MPEG test systems are required in R&D environments and the evaluation laboratories of major networks, smaller broadcasters do not necessarily need a total analysis solution. However, these broadcasters monitor the MPEG transport streams within their networks. When errors are detected and captured by devices such as the MTM400 MPEG Monitor, they may need additional deferred-time analysis to understand the source of any errors. With the introduction of its industry-leading offline MPEG Analysis Software for use on a customer's own PC, Tektronix is offering broadcasters the most powerful range of MPEG analysis products available in flexible and cost-effective software packages. Previously, this software was only available on the company's MPEG measurement systems.

"Not all broadcasters need, or can afford, the complex analysis systems used in research and development. However, most do need to conduct some type of off-line analysis," said Todd Biddle, General Manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "By offering our MPEG analysis products as stand-alone software solutions, Tektronix is enabling broadcasters to cost-effectively satisfy their need for flexible deferred-time analysis capabilities."

MPEG Analysis Software Offers Broadcasters A Variety of Capabilities
Suited for use on stand-alone computers (PCs) operating Windows NT4 or Windows 2000, the offline MPEG Analysis Software options offers a wide variety of capabilities to broadcasters and designers alike. From deferred time analysis at the transport stream level, including electronic program guide (EPG) view, to elementary stream test and analysis of closed caption data, including CC-EIA608 and CC-EIA708 analysis.

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' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.

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