Tektronix Collaborates with Sony to Support IP Live Production System
Tektronix Joins Other Leading Broadcast Industry Companies to Support Sony's IP Live Production System, Expand UHD/4K Adoption

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced its collaboration with Sony on its video over IP initiative, including support for Sony's IP Live Production system. This system will allow broadcasters to use an IP infrastructure in their facilities for HD and 4K video formats, and support broadcasters through the transition from SDI infrastructure to IP-based infrastructures.

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The adoption of 4K, or Ultra HD, has been limited by the bandwidth available in the widely-used HD-SDI interface. Currently, the increased bandwidth requirements of UHD/4K require four HD-SDI cables, which creates cabling and logistical challenges.

To overcome these limitations, the IP Live Production system offers an AV over IP interface for IP-based networking that provides low latency transport of UHD/4K video, audio, reference, metadata and control data. Low Latency Video Codec (LLVC) technology makes it possible to transmit 4K signals over a single 10G Ethernet cable, improving efficiency and lowering costs.

"We look forward to supporting industry-wide adoption of Sony's IP Live Production system, which enables efficient and cost-effective distribution of UHD/4K signals across an IP-based network infrastructure," said Charlie Dunn, general manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "By working closely with Sony on this initiative, we are well-positioned to help our customers across the industry make a smooth and gradual transition to IP infrastructures and UHD/4K."

"The support by industry leaders like Tektronix, which offer a broad portfolio of market-leading video test and network monitoring solution, is an important factor for this technology to be widely adopted with assured interoperability among the industry," said Tetsuya Iwamoto, general manager of Sony. "Sony is pleased to work with Tektronix and continues to enhance the evolution in Video Over IP network."

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For more than sixty-five years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at www.tektronix.com.

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