Tektronix upgrades video monitoring for cloud, OTT

March 20, 2018
Tektronix' Sentry real-time video quality content monitoring solution now features live and on-demand video quality assurance in cloud and ...

Tektronix' Sentry real-time video quality content monitoring solution now features live and on-demand video quality assurance in cloud and virtual streaming workflows. The latest upgrades are intended to simplify quality monitoring across complex environments and give visibility into streaming content quality along with analysis and compliance reporting for OTT/multiscreen services with global scalability.

"In a fast-moving and rapidly changing world, service providers need confidence that their content is present and is being delivered correctly, regardless of the underlying technology or scale," said Charlie Dunn, general manager, video product line, Tektronix. "Sentry, which is already widely adopted across the North American cable industry and major European telecom operators, delivers that confidence while saving time and reducing cost."

New Sentry capabilities for OTT streaming service monitoring that will be demonstrated at the upcoming NAB Show in April in Las Vegas include:

  • Ad Insertion Monitoring for ABR
  • Common Media Application Format (CMAF) support
  • Sentry monitoring for AWS MediaLive and MediaPackage
  • 4K and HbbTV DASH streaming enhancements
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) live streaming

Other upgrades to Sentry include video on demand (VOD) ABR testing, HTTPS secure stream support, and cloud-based subscription support.

Sentry is a scalable quality of experience (QoE) monitoring solution for streaming content. It can look at the actual content being provided to verify there are no major quality issues (blocking, audio drop out, frozen frames) and that the content meets regulatory compliance requirements (SCTE35 Type testing, Closed Caption and Loudness testing). With digital rights management (DRM) support, Sentry ABR can decrypt each program by applying DRM and can view and report on the content seen by subscribers.

The latest version of Sentry is available now globally.

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