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20/02/2008

Powerful Tektronix Compressed Video Monitor Launched

Tektronix, one of the leading, worldwide providers of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, have announced the new MTM400A MPEG Transport Stream Monitor.
With the MTM400A, broadcasters and network operators will be able to detect signal degradation caused during transmission and distribution to find and diagnose errors more quickly to prevent viewers from experiencing loss of signal. The MTM400A features a powerful new FlexVuPlusTM user interface that leverages the deep measurement capabilities of the MTM platform to deliver greatly simplified DTV monitoring and diagnostics. The MTM400A with FlexVuPlus provides a configurable common user interface for both confidence and diagnostic monitoring that improves communication handover between operator and engineer. The new MTM400A enables a faster understanding of initial fault reporting, accelerating time to overall problem resolution.
The worldwide DTV market continues to evolve. Shifting consumer viewing behaviour combined with increasing competitive pressure is driving an explosion in broadcast channel count and overall capex investment. A key operational challenge for traditional broadcasters and Multi-Service Operators (MSO) is how to efficiently deliver superior Quality of Service (QoS) levels to maintain differentiation in this competitive market. The MTM400A supports this by providing an intuitive and simplified presentation of video quality and diagnostic information, to enable delivery of superior QoS levels in an increasingly complex broadcast environment. Additionally, the MTM400A is the only platform in the market that provides a common measurement engine for both confidence monitoring and diagnostic monitoring ensuring consistency in measurement results. Time lost verifying discrepancies between measurement instruments used in Operations and Engineering is eliminated.
FlexVuPlus uniquely provides a structured hierarchical view of network information, media and data that allows an engineer to rapidly identify the root cause of underlying service problems. The new UI provides configurable key performance indicator (KPI) summaries within a four-window display that provides operations staff with comprehensive information made simple. Deep diagnostics capabilities in the MTM400A along with the more intuitive user experience provided by FlexVuPlus enables even non-experts to drill down to identify the root cause of a problem very quickly. With these capabilities, the MTM400A enables operators and technicians to prove their service is delivering above defined thresholds for superior Quality of Service (QoS).
FlexVuPlus is a browser enabled, user definable interface that is powerful, personal and enables improved productivity. Up to four panels can be displayed in the UI window and can be sized and repositioned based on operational needs.
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VMI.TV Ltd

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