Tektronix to Bring Advanced Closed Caption Analysis to Sentry Video Network Monitors
Software from Partner Nexidia "Reads" Closed Caption Text and Compares to Spoken Audio for Accuracy, Compliance with FCC Rules

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Nexidia to integrate Nexidia Comply software, to bring automated analysis of closed caption content – a capability that previously required human intervention – to its suite of Sentry video quality monitors.

Using Sentry, broadcasters and cable operators are currently able to verify the technical elements of closed captions, such as whether captions are present, appear at the right time and are properly placed, among other factors. Now, with the integration of the Nexidia Comply software, Sentry will also be able to ensure that the text presented in a closed caption accurately matches the spoken dialogue.

"One of the clear requirements outlined in FCC Title 47 that went into effect earlier this year is that captions must match spoken words," said Ian Valentine, Business Director, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "Through this partnership with Nexidia we are giving our Sentry customers an automated and efficient way to verify compliance with the entire set of FCC closed caption requirements, including accuracy and synchronicity."

Nexidia Comply, part of the Nexidia Illuminate software suite, uses patented speech recognition technology to check the validity of closed captions in comparison to spoken language. Integration with Sentry means there will be no changes needed in workflow, monitoring or reporting processes in order to take advantage of Nexidia Comply's closed caption content analysis.

"For many years, the industry's largest cable and OTT providers have relied on Tektronix for test and measurement tools as well as QC monitoring, a process that's only becoming more critical in this regulatory environment," said Drew Lanham, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nexidia Media & Entertainment division. "By adding Nexidia Comply to its Sentry monitoring solutions, Tektronix is giving Sentry users a way to confirm compliance of captions, video description, and languages, ensuring they meet customer expectations and FCC standards."

The integration of Nexidia Comply with Sentry will be demonstrated at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 event, Oct. 14-16 in New Orleans, La., booth #1527. The solution will be available to customers in an upcoming release of Sentry.

About Nexidia
Nexidia develops and licenses unique audio analysis applications that enable both dialogue search across production and media asset management systems and file-based QC for closed captions, video description, and languages. Nexidia provides solutions for leading media and entertainment companies including CBS, CNN, Comcast, PBS, Corus Media, Crawford Media, Cox Media, LDS Church, NBC News, NY Giants, PBS, Scripps Interactive, T3 Media, Turner Studios, and others. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.

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About Tektronix
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