JCAtv Selects Tektronix Cerify to Enhance Quality Control Services
Award-Winning File-Based QC Solution Fits Seamlessly into Digital Workflow

Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation announced that JCAtv, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TVP Group and highly regarded supplier of encoding services for international broadcasters, has adopted the Tektronix Cerify file-based content verification system as its Quality Control (QC) solution.

JCAtv's services include high-end encoding, technical review and QC for international broadcasters, distributors and independent production companies. As the company has evolved, it has sought to meet its customers' changing needs with the latest and best equipment available. JCAtv required a dependable file-based QC system that could be easily integrated within its digital workflows.

"After a careful assessment of available solutions, we decided that the comprehensive capabilities of Cerify, combined with Tektronix's longstanding international reputation as a leader in broadcast testing and analysis tools, made Cerify the obvious choice for JCAtv," said Nick Pannaman, Managing Director, JCAtv. "Our reputation has been built on the quality and consistency of the work we do for our clients. As the industry crosses further into the digital domain, Tektronix Cerify helps us not only maintain but also enhance our already high quality standards."

Manual inspection is resource intensive and can be prone to error. Cerify is the only automated product that fully tests all aspects of a digital audio and video file 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.

Cerify allows JCAtv to check the technical parameters of files quickly and accurately, supporting the efficiency and productivity of its QC team. The system fits seamlessly into JCAtv's existing workflows due to its advanced networking features, intuitive user interface and automated batch testing capability.

"We are pleased that JCAtv have chosen Tektronix Cerify for automated file-based content verification," said Arif Kareem, Vice President and General Manager, Video Test, Tektronix. "Cerify is the most established and mature file-based QC solution available, and JCAtv and its customers have the comfort of knowing that its performance will be best in class, consistent and most reliable."

About Cerify

Tektronix Cerify is the leading automatic quality control systems for file based video. Cerify provides fully automated 24/7 QC with user definable test templates that allow consistent and objective measurement of conformance to the allowable quality standards for specific content type and transmission channels. Cerify is applicable not only to traditional broadcasters and network operators but also to content providers including movie, TV, video and streaming media companies, for post-production checking of encoding, and to video archives providing an easy way to analyze and check the integrity of the content of the digital video archives.

About JCAtv

Established in 1989 and acquired by TVP Group in 2004, JCAtv offers a total video servicing package encompassing ageing formats through to current HD standards and an end-to-end Digital Asset Management service platform. Recent investment has been directed towards its new Digital platform, including online services, both secured and open access. JCAtv has retained many of its original team and has invested in training programs to ensure that the in-depth historical expertise is married to new technology solutions. JCAtv is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the TVP Group.

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, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is http://www.tektronix.com/.

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.

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