Tektronix Introduces MPEG-2 Terrestrial ISDB-T Test Capabilities

6/14/2004 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the addition of MPEG-2 Terrestrial Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB-T) test capabilities to its leading MPEG Monitoring and Test Systems. Tektronix' new monitoring and analysis solutions enable Japanese equipment manufacturers and broadcasters to develop, deploy, manage and maintain new ISDB-T equipment used in Digital TV (DTV) infrastructure.

Broadcasters in Japan are deploying terrestrial DTV infrastructure. ISDB-T, the terrestrial digital DTV standard for the Japanese market, requires in-depth monitoring and analysis to effectively meet "on-air" deadlines and maintain high quality service. Equipment manufacturers and broadcasters who are testing and validating MPEG ISDB-T equipment need a comprehensive solution that can capture transport streams remotely at any point in the network and enable in-depth deferred time analysis. To meet these requirements, Tektronix MPEG MTM400 Monitoring System and AD953A Test Systems now include full support for ISDB-T transport streams.

"Through intimate relationships with Japanese customers, we were able to understand and articulate their specific localized needs," said Todd Biddle, Vice President, Video Product Line. "This has led to the development of monitoring and analysis tools that will enable our customers to meet the technical and timeline challenges presented by ISDB-T deployment."

Key Capabilities Enable Superior, Comprehensive ISDB-T Analysis
When used with the MTM400 Transport Stream Monitor, the ISDB-T deferred time analysis package enables in-depth analysis to be performed offline. ISDB-T streams can be captured remotely at any point in the network for detailed offline analysis, including support for deferred time in-depth PCR jitter analysis. Tektronix' philosophy of providing fault detection information opposed to raw data results allows engineers to quickly diagnose and repair problems in their facilities or network. Usability features in the new deferred time analysis software include a summary screen for general stream content and health check, a user interface focused on ease of navigation, and automated, context sensitive error log filters.

ISDB-T support is available now on Tektronix' MTM400 MPEG Transport Stream Monitor, a continuous ISDB-T monitoring tool designed for remote operation, and the new MTS4SJ MPEG Transport Stream Compliance Analyzer, a stand-alone software product for in-depth deferred time analysis of captured ISDB-T streams. The MTS4SJ software is designed to run on Tektronix AD95X series and MTS300 MPEG Test Systems as well as users' own personal computers running Windows NT, 2000 or XP operating systems.

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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