Tektronix Adds to Video Monitoring Platform

Tektronix has released a series of upgrades to its PRISM video monitoring and analysis platform. Its new features will be demonstrated at the ...

Tektronix interoperates with AWS Elemental
Tektronix interoperates with AWS Elemental

Tektronix has released a series of upgrades to its PRISM video monitoring and analysis platform. Its new features will be demonstrated at the NAB Show in Las Vegas later this month. New features added to the software-based hybrid IP and SDI platform include software upgrades, a 1RU form factor and expanded SDI support.

Software upgrades include analysis of PTP synchronization timing, support for SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy, IGMP V3 and new API support for system integration into network management systems, and IP stream capture. These are in addition to the Packet Interval Time (PIT) histogram and trend graph as well as the trend graph of Time Stamped Delay Factor (TS-DF) as per EBU-TECH 3337 that are currently available on PRISM.

"As the broadcast industry goes through the IP transition, engineers need to manage an increasingly complex and evolving hybrid IP and SDI environment," said Charlie Dunn, general manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "PRISM is the first software-based platform with field upgradeability that offers customers long-term investment protection as technology and requirements evolve."

The software upgrades are available now. The 1RU form factor is expected in June. The expanded SDI support is expected to be available in the second half of 2017.

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