VideoPropulsion Selects Tektronix MTM300 to Test MPEG Transport Streams for Video-On-Demand
MTM300 MPEG Multi-Stream Transport Monitor Tests MPEG and DVB Protocols
PRNewswire
BEAVERTON, Ore.

Tektronix, Inc. , a world leader in video test and measurement equipment, today announced that VideoPropulsion, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: VDOP) , a premier supplier of high performance, low cost MPEG transport stream hardware and software solutions, is currently using the Tektronix MTM300 MPEG Multistream Transport Monitor to monitor high bit-rate MPEG-2 transport streams which will be used for video-on-demand applications.

VideoPropulsion (VPI) products have been and continue to be integrated into a variety of video-on-demand (VOD) and interactive television applications. Many are already deployed in production environments that demand continuous, flawless operation. The VideoPropulsion VDOPro™ product line is used to receive and transmit DVB ASI transport streams to satellite and cable at full speed. VPI specializes in providing the highest effective bandwidths possible within the DVB ASI standard.

VideoPropulsion chose Tektronix based on its comprehensive set of timing analysis tools. Tektronix has applied its single-minded passion for innovation to develop test products, such as the MTM300 MPEG Monitor, to enable customers to develop, manufacture and maintain equipment and services that drive evolving communications networks where video is a key component.

"VideoPropulsion's high performance and flexible digital video solutions have been praised for their reliability, power, speed, and flexibility. Our reputation relies on our using the most advanced methodology for testing our DVB cards," said Chris Good, chief technology officer, VideoPropulsion, Inc. "The Tektronix MTM300 has impressed us with its speed and full set of analysis features. It has delivered all it promised, and we couldn't be more pleased. Plus, when we need to monitor bit splicing, it can handle that, too."

"Video is fast becoming the desired information-transfer medium. However, the transmission of today's digital video offers a formidable and energizing challenge. Test equipment cannot just keep pace with technology advances -- it must exceed them in order to prove their worth. Tektronix is proud to be able to enable video equipment manufacturers to keep pace with today's digital requirements," said Bob Agnes, vice president, Video Business Unit, Tektronix.

The MTM300 Series provides MPEG protocol monitoring at a low cost per transport stream by continuously monitoring multiple transport streams in a single chassis. The modular and extensible nature of the MTM300 Series protocol monitoring system offers flexibility to broadcasters and telecommunications providers involved in the transport of compressed digital video. The MTM300 Series delivers value to customers through full-featured analysis, user customization, and the flexibility to integrate into existing monitoring and control networks.

About the Companies

VideoPropulsion, Inc. is exploding into the digital convergence arena with digital video technology that provides high performance MPEG transport at the lowest cost per stream. The company's partners include Oracle, SGI, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, Scientific-Atlanta, and other major video server suppliers. The company's VDOPro products have been incorporated into offerings from OpenTV, Concurrent, Open, Lysis, Mindport, Peach, and others for applications such as interactive television services and video-on-demand. VideoPropulsion trades publicly on the OTC Bulletin Board as "VDOP." Read more about VideoPropulsion on the web at http://www.videopropulsion.com/.

Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications industries. With more than 50 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy and manage next-generation global communications networks and Internet technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 25 countries worldwide.

CONTACT: Jayne Scheckla of Tektronix, Inc., 503-627-5741, or jayne.scheckla@tek.com.

SOURCE: Tektronix, Inc.

Contact: Jayne Scheckla of Tektronix, Inc., 503-627-5741, or
jayne.scheckla@tek.com

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