Sentry Edge II and MTS4000 Honored for Exceptional Innovation
BEAVERTON, Ore. - May 23, 2013 - Tektronix (www.tektronix.com/video), the market leader in video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, today announced that its Sentry Edge II, a high-performance, high-density RF monitoring solution designed to specifically monitor the post-QAM edge of the video network, and MTS4000 MPEG Analyzer, the industry's choice for troubleshooting digital video services, have each respectively received a 2012 Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Award from Cable.TMCnet.com, a TMC sponsored cable technology website.
The latest edition to the Tektronix line of video quality monitors, the high-density Sentry Edge II is a high-quality and cost-effective video and audio monitoring solution that video service providers (VSP) can easily deploy in sufficient numbers to comprehensively monitor the edge of their networks. Sentry Edge II detects RF modulation errors (including MER, BER, signal level, RF lock and EVM) and provides a constellation diagram for diagnostics, in addition to errors deep in MPEG transport streams. Flexibly configured with four or eight tuners, Sentry Edge II supports QAM A/B/C and comprehensive RF measurements at a competitive price. The Sentry family is proven in deployments with the top U.S. cable operators which use Sentry to quickly and accurately diagnose video and audio errors to ensure the best quality of experience (QoE) for viewers.
"Winning a Cable Spotlight Product of the Year award for the second year running shows that the industry recognizes the exceptional capabilities of our Sentry line of QoE monitors and highlights our dedication to bringing continued innovation to the cable industry," said Eben Jenkins, general manager of the Video Product Line at Tektronix. "Adding the MTS4000 to the roster of award recipients from the Cable Spotlight Product of the Year awards is further validation of Tektronix' well-rounded approach to providing the top solutions to ensuring video quality in an evolving industry. We are continually adding new features, functions and capabilities to ensure our video product lines address the most urgent requirements, from improving the early detection and diagnosis of video and audio issues to regulatory compliance."
The MTS4000 is a part of the Tektronix MPEG Analyzer family and is deployed in cable headends and hubs to analyze and trouble shoot audio/video and transport problems in 10G networks for fault isolation and root cause analysis. The MTS4000 offers unparalleled "deep dive" analysis capabilities for examining the video and audio quality of IP and RF video streams in addition to content processing. Targeting a range of field diagnostics and troubleshooting applications, the MTS4000 examines the video and audio quality of IP and RF video streams in addition to content processing anywhere in the network environment.
"It is my pleasure to recognize Tektronix with two Cable Spotlight Product of the Year Awards for its contribution to the advancement of cable technology solutions," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "I look forward to seeing more innovation from Tektronix in the coming year."
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