Tektronix Introduces RF Video Network Monitoring Solution
Tektronix is a provider of measurement and monitoring solutions.
With advanced capabilities like remote monitoring and diagnosis, it helps broadcasters deliver reliable services across massive service areas while minimizing the time experts need to spend in the field tracking down the source of problems.
With the new RFM220 ISDB-Tb RF Channel Monitor, Tektronix is delivering the next generation of monitoring solutions for ISDB-Tb that can not only monitor the physical layer RF signal for error detection but also the underlying MPEG video transport stream.
This helps engineers determine whether problems are occurring in the physical layer which could require time consuming travel to a remote location or in stream syntax or metadata.
Like similar standards being adopted around the world, ISDB-Tb services are designed to deliver digital TV, HDTV and mobile TV channels to consumer TV sets and mobile/handheld devices. As an advanced standard, it requires an advanced monitoring solution.
The new Tektronix RF monitoring solution offers extensive capabilities that include high performance RF measurements, MER measurement performance to 37dB, channel impulse response display and SFN window measurements, constellation displays, detailed MPEG transport stream monitoring.
The monitoring solutions also offers extensive alarms, event logs and seven-day trending of RF metrics; complete end-to-end monitoring solution for isolating problems in the DVBS2 Receive-Remux-ISDB-Tb Transmit video signal flow; and a consolidated view of all the monitoring probes across the entire network to give operators a snapshot of the current state of the whole network.
RFM220 solutions for end-to-end monitoring of ISDB-Tb video services will be available starting in June, 2011.
Eben Jenkins, general manager of the video product line at Tektronix, said: â€œToday's digital content goes through considerable processing before it gets delivered to the end-user. Monitoring the RF signal and the underlying MPEG transport is critical to ensuring the best possible experience for the viewer.
â€œAt Tektronix we are committed to providing our customers around the world with the relevant solutions they need to solve real world challenges. In the case of ISDB-Tb, remote monitoring and troubleshooting is a critical need that we now fulfill.â€
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