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March 08, 2012 09:00 ET

Tektronix Sentry Reaches Finals of the 2012 IP&TV Industry Awards

Sentry Continues to Win Industry Accolades for Its Advanced Quality of Experience (QoE) Monitoring Capabilities

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - Tektronix, the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions today announced that its award-winning Sentry® digital content monitor has been shortlisted for a 2012 IP&TV Industry Award in the "Best Quality Improvement Solution" category. The results for this prestigious awards program will be announced during the IP&TV World Forum 2012, which will be held March 20-22 in London.

"This latest honor shows that the industry recognizes our commitment to advancing Sentry's already industry-leading content monitoring capabilities to ensure it meets the needs of video service providers (VSP) today and tomorrow," said Eben Jenkins, general manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix.

Sentry was recognized for its advanced Perceptual Video Quality (PVQ) monitoring capabilities, which enable VSPs to gauge the actual subscriber impact of video and audio errors. With its new PVQ capabilities, Sentry enables VSPs to identify and solve common video quality issues such as macro-blocking, temporary frozen video and video over-compression artifacts. With this information, VSPs can more effectively prioritize their diagnosis and repair efforts. Brief, one-time 'blips' with little-to-no subscriber impact simply do not need the immediate attention that severe, long-lasting and recurring issues demand. Effective prioritization can dramatically reduce the mean-time-to-repair and keep operational expenses down.

The award-winning Sentry is the industry's premier content monitoring solution, used by leading VSPs to identify and diagnose video and audio errors in MPEG-2 and H.264 content that can impact viewers' quality of experience (QoE). Sentry is proven in deployments with nine of the top 10 U.S. cable operators and four of the top five Canadian operators.

For more information about Sentry visit http://www.tek.com/products/video-test/digital-content-monitors.html or call 310.227.8620.

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