Tektronix Integrates Psytechnics' Speech IP Monitor with Unified Assurance
Integration Provides Customers with Industry-Leading Network Assessment and Service Management Capabilities for IP Networks

Tektronix, Inc. , a leading worldwide provider of network management and diagnostics products, announced that it is integrating the Psytechnics Speech IP monitor (PSI) with the Tektronix Unified Assurance (UA) solution for IP networks. The Unified Assurance offering from Tektronix is the industry's most scalable solution for real-time management of service quality and delivery in large-scale carrier IP networks, and is deployed in major IP networks throughout the world. The integrated solution provides industry- leading network assessment and service management capabilities for IP networks, enabling more effective deployment of resources by service providers and better service for customers.

Overall network efficiency can be improved through continuous network assessment. Monitoring of calls over the VoIP network highlights problems that can be rectified quickly, often before customers have even noticed. It produces a highly accurate quality score which is representative of customers' perceptions of quality. PSI also provides a complete range of diagnostic information to help quickly identify and rectify problems and improve efficiency.

"Voice quality remains the primary obstacle to adoption of VoIP services," said John Winchester, CEO of Psytechnics. "Integration of PSI software with Unified Assurance increases the accuracy of the IP network quality measurement and management. With this solution, service providers can be confident that their resources are effectively deployed and customers consistently receive high quality VoIP services. This combination provides both the needed quality and financial justification for adopting VoIP and multimedia IP technologies."

"Tektronix is committed to helping our customers achieve the very best possible quality of service," said Doug Dickerson, VP and General Manager, Communications Test Assurance, Tektronix. "By incorporating PSI into Unified Assurance, customers will be able to obtain a best-in-class solution for managing signaling, transport, and media across any network type. This will be a tremendous aid to carriers striving to meet customer expectations for quality of service."

The integrated solution will be available from Tektronix as part of the UA solution of IP networks.

About Psytechnics

Psytechnics is the global leader in voice and video quality assessment solutions, with more than 2000 software licenses installed at over 200 carriers worldwide. The software integrates into telecommunications test equipment, network elements, delivery devices (phones and set-top boxes) and forms a part of an integrated Operational Support System (OSS). The company calculates the Mean Opinion Score (MOS), a measure of quality from a human perspective. MOS metrics may be used to test services, manage networks and set SLAs from a meaningful, quality viewpoint.

Psytechnics is headquartered in Ipswich, UK, with US offices in Boston, MA. The company's products include the ITU standards P.563 P.SEAM, P.562 CCI and P.862 PESQ, PSI for IP networks and NiQA for monitoring the quality of other network traffic.

About Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

NOTE: Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

SOURCE: Tektronix, Inc.

CONTACT: Amy Higgins of Tektronix, Inc., +1-503-627-6497, or

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