Tektronix Embeds Macnica Technology

Tektronix has added Macnica’s video-over-IP technology into Prism, a new media analysis platform designed to smooth broadcasters’ transition from SDI-based to IP-based infrastructures.

Tektronix and Solana Beach CA-based Macnica Technology have announced a technology partnership global agreement. In it, Tektronix has licensed Macnica's ST2022 intellectual property to enable Prism to receive streaming media over Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) IP traffic.

Macnica's intellectual property is compliant with current and emerging standards for video transport over IP networks. Per the partnership, Macnica has supplied Tektronix with intellectual property, a simulation and test environment, and technical support.

Prism is the industry's first hybrid SDI/IP media analysis platform, designed for environments such as master control rooms, production studios, OB vans, and signal contribution/distribution centers. Prism offers a diverse variety of IP statistics as well as video/audio quality and diagnostic information. The device helps engineers ensure the delivery of superior quality-of-service (QoS) levels in an increasingly complex broadcast environment with both compressed and uncompressed SDI/IP video signals.

"Our product strategy is driven by the ultimate desire to address customer requirements,” said Charlie Dunn, general manager, video product line, Tektronix. “We chose to partner with the industry leader in core technologies for video delivery over IP networks to enable us to bring the right solutions to our customers at the right time. Through our agreement with Macnica, we were able to use their interoperability-tested solution to bring our product to market much faster."

John Burton, Macnica president said, "With Prism, Tektronix shares Macnica's philosophy to provide standards-based, interoperable solutions for easing the transition from SDI-based to IP-based infrastructures."

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