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Tektronix guides the broadcast, media industry through 4K, IP transition at NAB

The broadcast industry is going through massive change impacting both content creators and those responsible for delivering compliant high quality, high resolution content to the home. However, given the investment in their current infrastructure, many in the industry are not prepared to flip the switch to the new technologies overnight. More likely is an extended transition period, which calls for test, monitoring and quality assurance equipment able to handle a hybrid environment.

This transition is likely to be one of the hottest topic at this year’s NAB Show. Held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, NAB is the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms and pulls in over 100,000 attendees from 166 countries. Tektronix will be one of the over 1,700 exhibitors.

If you’re attending this year’s event, be sure to swing by booth #SU5006 to see the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative solutions for supporting the transition to live IP production, the creation of 4K content and the delivery of this high resolution content to the home. 


But if a Las Vegas junket isn’t in your budget, we still have you covered. Point your browser over to There you’ll find a wealth of helpful information to help your organization make a smooth and seamless transition from HD to 4K/UHD with minimal interruption to your workflow or deadlines. Some of the handy resources you’ll find include a new poster on delivering 4K content using H.265/HEVC and an at-a-glance poster on 4K/UHD workflows from content acquisition through to delivery. You’ll also want to pick up our free tutorial packed with time-saving tips on color grading 4K content.

Here’s a snap shot of the most important product news and demos from Tektronix in and around NAB:

  • To support the transition to live IP production, Tektronix recently introduced the Prism platform, the industry’s first hybrid SDI/IP media analysis platform. Prism delivers the unique ability to diagnose and correlate both SDI and IP signal types and help quickly identify the root cause of the error, whether it is in the IP layer or in the content layer.
  • Delivering 4K content to the home has its own challenges. At NAB, Tektronix will be showing the latest extension to the MTS4000 and MTS4SAV3 test platforms to include comprehensive HEVC analysis tools and an enhanced closed caption analyzer for ensuring FCC compliance.
  • Another hot topic at NAB will be adaptive bitrate streaming (ABR), the underlying technology used with multiscreen, on-demand streaming services for PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets and TVs. We will be demonstrating our complete range of ABR monitoring solutions, including Aurora for fast and scalable automated file-based QC, Hydra Player for smooth review of ABR files, and the Sentry QoS/QoE monitoring platform which is used to ensure a quality viewing experience on each stream at each bitrate in real time.


Prism is the industry’s first hybrid SDI/IP media analysis platform.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the minute updates about NAB happenings using the hashtag #nabshow.


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