Tektronix Simplifies Deep Monitoring

Tektronix Sentry enhancements add expanded support for OTT/video cloud workflows, ad-insertion monitoring, and CMAF Support for live and on-demand video content quality assurance to cloud, and virtual workflows.

Tektronix has announced that its Sentry real-time video quality content monitoring solution can now deliver live and on-demand video quality assurance across cloud and virtual streaming workflows.

The new Sentry capabilities for OTT streaming service monitoring will be demonstrated in the Tektronix exhibit at the 2018 NAB Show. They include Ad Insertion Monitoring for ABR, Common Media Application Format (CMAF) support, Sentry monitoring for AWS MediaLive and MediaPackage, 4K and HbbTV DASH streaming enhancements, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) live streaming.

Other Sentry enhancements will be demonstrated, including Video on Demand (VoD) ABR testing, HTTPS secure stream support, and cloud-based subscription support.

Sentry is a scalable Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring solution for streaming content. It can look at the actual content being provided to verify there are no major quality issues (blocking, audio drop out, frozen frames) and that the content meets regulatory compliance requirements (SCTE35 Type testing, Closed Caption and Loudness testing). With Digital Rights Management (DRM) support, Sentry ABR can decrypt each program by applying DRM and can view and report on the content seen by subscribers.

“In a fast moving and rapidly changing world, service providers need confidence that their content is present and is being delivered correctly, regardless of the underlying technology or scale,” said Charlie Dunn, general manager, video product line, Tektronix. “Sentry, which is already widely adopted across the North American cable industry and major European telecom operators, delivers that confidence while saving time and reducing cost.”

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