Sentry Edge II™ is the high-performance, high-density RF monitoring solution from Tektronix. The product detects transport stream and RF modulation errors generated by equipment errors or failures, and provides reporting and alerting capabilities for services in the RF and TS domains. Sentry Edge II delivers high quality RF measurements at scale for 24/7 video monitoring environments economically.
Sentry Edge II takes RF monitoring to the next level with monitoring density of 4 or 8 tuners per unit. More tuners per unit reduce the time to round robin, so RF issues can be identified sooner. Customers can round robin or park on any of the tuners, or chose any combination of these options.
Excellent MER performance across the entire frequency range lets service providers detect a drop in signal quality before there is impact to subscribers.
Sentry Series Monitoring Network Diagram
Sentry Edge II monitors the edge of the network just before content is sent to subscriber homes. Typically operators use Sentry to validate the video and audio quality (QoE) of their digital content in the video headend, Sentry Verify to report on video-over-IP transport issues on the programs that are received downstream at the hub sites, and Sentry Edge II for monitoring services post QAM.