Institut National de l'Audiovisuel Deploys Tektronix' MTS4EA Video Elementary Stream Analyzer in World Class Training Centre
Tektronix Analysis Software Proves Instrumental in Educating French Television Personnel on Preserving and Producing Quality Images and Sound

Tektronix, Inc. , a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring solutions, announced that France's Institut national de l'audiovisuel (Ina), the world's first audiovisual archive centre, has installed Tektronix MTS4EA Elementary Stream (ES) Analyzer software to augment its world-class training centre. The software will be used to help educate the next generation of AV and broadcast professionals.

The institute, located near Paris, houses one of the world's largest archives of images and sound and is also Europe's leading training center for AV, broadcast and production professionals. The Ina's experience, expertise and international approach have made it a center of excellence that welcomes over 4,500 audiovisual and multimedia professionals every year from all over the world. The Ina provides a professional working environment, including editing rooms, radio and television studios, and advanced digital equipment, as well as top-flight trainers and instructors.

"With the Tektronix MTS4EA, our instructors will be able to create new scenarios that will simulate what students will see as their careers advance," said Jean-Emmanuel Casalta, head of Ina Training Department. "The MTS4EA is a very instructive tool that demonstrates the best method of optimising both audio and video performance of compressed DTV systems and components, which is vital to their understanding of how these issues will impact their professional lives."

"We are very proud to be associated with the prestigious Ina centre of learning," said Todd Biddle, Vice President, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "The rapid changes taking place throughout the audio/visual and broadcast industries mean that time spent gathering and analyzing data is money lost to a client, employer, or customer. Ina-trained video professionals can quickly implement the analysis provided by the MTS4EA into their businesses, whether they are equipment manufacturers, broadcasters or network operators."

One of the fundamental goals of digital television broadcasting is to deliver audio and video in proper synchronization. Despite this, there are still numerous instances of audio and video synchronization errors in today's broadcasts. There is a corresponding lack of solutions available to accurately measure and characterize these errors.

To address the problem, the Tektronix MTS4EA Analyzer software offers a flexible, upgradeable test solution for next and current generation video compression technologies. It provides complete elementary stream analysis support for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, VC-1, FRExt, H.261, H.263, H.263+ and 3GPP standards.

About Tektronix

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries -- as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, advanced and pervasive technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is .

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