Tektronix Wins Three Best of Show Awards for Software Waveform Monitor

5/19/2004 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE:TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced it has been recognized with three Best of Show awards for its innovative WFMNLE, a software Waveform Monitor for Avid Non-Linear Editing systems. The awards were presented by the editors of Videography magazine, DigitalTV - Television Broadcast magazine, and Government Video magazine on Wednesday, April 21 at NAB 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The WFMNLE received the 2004 Vidy Award from Vidoegraphy, the 2004 Editor's Pick of Show Award from DigitalTV - Television Broadcast, and the 2004 Salute Award from Government Video. Each of the three awards is nominated by industry professionals and unanimously selected by the editors of each publication. The awards are presented in recognition of innovative achievement in the advancement of the science, art, and business of television and the advancement of video technology.

The WFMNLE, introduced on March 29, 2004, is a software waveform monitor plug-in for the Avid® Media Composer® AdrenalineTM, Avid XPress® Pro, Media Composer, and SymphonyTM nonlinear editing and finishing systems. The plug-in is an easy-to-use, flexible and non-intrusive tool that enables editors to confidently verify signal and picture quality.

"The WFMNLE provides the post production industry with an integrated, high-quality solution for monitoring video signals within select Avid non-linear editing systems, something that is in high demand," said Michael Silbergleid, Editor, DigitalTV - Television Broadcast magazine. "By leveraging its existing technologies, Tektronix was able to deliver the WFMNLE to a marketplace in need."

"Through our research and development efforts and discussions with customers during the early production of the WFMNLE, we quickly understood that easy-to-use, quality software waveform monitors were in demand in today's editing suites," said Todd Biddle, Vice President, Video Business, Tektronix. "The Vidy, Editors' Pick of Show and Salute awards validate these findings, and we are honored to be recognized in this way."

"Our committee was very impressed by the WFMNLE," said Mark J. Pescatore, Editor, Government Video. "This is serious test and measurement for the serious video professional."

About the WFMNLE
WFMNLE is the only software-based waveform monitor that provides a "quick-at-a glance" status alarm screen, picture screen with gamut error bright-ups, and error logging. For more in-depth monitoring, the WFMNLE has traditional waveform/vector displays that are comparable to what is found on hardware waveform monitors. It monitors content in the RECORD window of the NLE with displays that include waveform, parade (YCbCr and RGB), field, Y-only, vector, and the ability for the user to select 1-line, all-lines, or variable number of lines (consecutive) for the waveform, vector, gamut and picture displays.

A user-friendly interface includes user selectable dual side-by-side views, placement anywhere within the NLE application or outside the application on the desktop, user-adjustable threshold settings, and a host of other features. Tektronix' WFMNLE also contains a very simple video waveform monitoring tutorial to assist users who may not be familiar with video monitoring practices.

The WFMNLE is available for purchase and can be downloaded at: http://www.tektronix.com/wfmnle. A time-limited demonstration of the WFMNLE can also be downloaded at the site.

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 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc.

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