Tektronix, Inc. , a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, publicly recognized three members of the company's Cerify Developer Community (CDC) during a special awards ceremony at IBC. CDC is an expanding group of companies who have been working together for more than a year to help broadcasters maximize the benefits of moving to a file-based workflow.
The three companies, who were all honored for their development work and support of key customer projects in the move to tapeless/file-based production, were presented with their awards by Arif Kareem, Vice President, Video Products, Tektronix, Inc. Pro-Bel, a company synonymous with innovative automation, media management and master control solutions as well as outstanding routing, control and signal distribution systems, was voted the overall winner for its work in integrating its Pro-Bel Morpheus asset management system with Tektronix Cerify systems. Other companies recognized included S4M, which develops software that handles commercial air time sales, video content management, program planning, rights licensing, ratings evaluation and production planning, and ScheduALL, which created the broadcast industry's most widely used production and operations management software.
As broadcasters move to file-based playout, a new range of challenges become apparent. Not least of these is quality control (QC) for content assets stored on servers. Key functions like ingest and playout rely heavily on automated processes and fundamental to these is QC. Server, automation and related companies have joined CDC having directly interfaced their technology to Tektronix' Cerify via its API called CeriTalk. This provides broadcasters with a full-featured, integrated approach to QC in a file-based world.
"In order to fully capitalize on the benefits of file-based production and playout, broadcasters must ensure that their material is intact in terms of encoding, data structure and video/audio baseband quality. The only way to check that is by using Cerify," said Arif Kareem, Vice President, Video Test, Tektronix, Inc. "Cerify is one of a new generation of Tektronix video test and monitoring tools designed to help companies meet the challenges of the new digital world."
Cerify is the world's first fully automated system capable of verifying the quality of file-based, compressed digital video and audio content prior to transmission or use. It is the only product that fully tests all aspects to ensure that it meets system parameters, formats, resolutions, bit-rates, video/audio quality levels, metadata and compliance/correctness to a wide range of specified video and audio standards. Cerify can automatically check all of these, providing a repeatable, objective and cost-effective testing methodology.
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 http://www.tektronix.com/.
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