Tektronix to show video QA, test solutions

April 4, 2018
At the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Tektronix will be demonstrating solutions for the delivery of video content quality, signal integrity and ...

At the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Tektronix will be demonstrating solutions for the delivery of video content quality, signal integrity and regulatory compliance, including hybrid IP and SDI media analysis solutions, 4K/UltraHD with HDR video monitoring solutions, and quality assurance in virtual and cloud environments.

"As NAB Show attendees will be able to see firsthand, Tektronix is at the forefront of the changes and trends impacting the broadcast industry - and we're delivering the monitoring solutions our customers in production, post-production and content distribution need to keep pace," said Charlie Dunn, general manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "This year, we're demonstrating numerous new capabilities and enhancements of vital importance to our customers as they attempt to absorb and implement new standards like SMPTE ST 2110, become more efficient at producing HDR content or roll out new streaming live/VOD and OTT services."

The Sentry real-time video quality content monitoring solution now delivers live and on-demand video quality assurance across cloud and virtual streaming workflows. With its latest upgrades, Sentry is designed to simplify quality monitoring across complex environments and give visibility into streaming content quality along with analysis and compliance reporting for OTT/multiscreen services.

Tektronix has expanded support for 4K/UltraHD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) across its WFM/WVR 8000 Series and PRISM IP/SDI waveform monitoring and analysis platforms. The small form factor WFM/WVR 5200 series now supports HDR graticlues for those producing 1080p HDR content.

Tektronix' Aurora file-based QC system has expanded AWS workflow compatibility and S3 storage support, and can validate 4K-HDR content. Aurora provides a wide range of automated media QC tests for file-based content. Available as both cloud and virtual machine implementations, Aurora can be integrated into existing workflows, with an API designed for incorporation into management and control systems.

Aurora also can now be used to provide a single score picture quality rating using TekMOS. TekMOS is a non-reference picture quality analysis algorithm designed to provide a Mean Opinion Score (MOS) using machine learning techniques. Using graphical displays, TekMOS provides a report highlighting any issues, and providing reasons for the score given.

In addition to its own booth, Tektronix equipment will be found in partner and customer booths, including AJA, Arista, Evertz, EVS, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Nevion and Sony. Tektronix SPG8000A and PRISM will also be featured in the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) IP Showcase Interop Demonstration where they will be demoing PTP signal generation and ST 2110 measurements with NMOS.

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