Tektronix Adds to QC Solutions and Tools

Tektronix demonstrated a comprehensive solution for H.265/HEVC Transport Stream QC and new release of Aurora with real-time 4K content analysis at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015.

The Tektronix exhibit at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 showcased the latest release of the industry’s fastest and most scalable automated file-based QC solution, Aurora 6.0, first time at an industry event.

At the show, Tektronix displayed its entire portfolio of 4K-capable video network monitoring solutions including Sentry, Medius, Consul, Sentry ABR, Sentry Verify and Sentry Edge/Edge2. Together, they deliver complete end-to-end, real-time monitoring across an entire channel line-up. Sentry now includes HEVC support including both QoE measurements on H.265/HEVC transport stream payloads and perceptual video quality (PVQ) measurements on H.265/HEVC content.

Cable operators must process massive – and growing – volumes of incoming content while ensuring the correctness and quality of the media files. With the launch of Aurora and Hydra Player earlier this year, Tektronix helps meet this challenge with a best-in-class solution for automated file-based quality control. Aurora and Hydra enable real-time 4K QC analysis and playback while Aurora 6.0 is capable of testing 4K in any container or codec.

Closed Caption and Audio Loudness Compliance

Under March 2015 FCC guidelines, cable operators must meet standards for television closed captioning for accuracy, synchronicity, completeness and placement. In addition, the FCC has imposed new requirements for record keeping and viewer complaints.

To help operators meet these requirements, Sentry provides an interactive display to quickly show if a program is experiencing closed caption presence or error issues, along with codes to describe the type of error. Sentry also provides 60 days of statistics.

Within Aurora 6.0, the AutoFix solution including audio correction capabilities is now embedded for increased productivity.

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