BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., an industry-leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, today announced that the Sentry ABR video quality monitoring platform has received an impressive 4.0 Diamond rating in the Broadband Technology Report's 2016 Diamond Technology Reviews, marking the eighth year a Tektronix product has received a 4.0 or higher score in this highly regarded product reviews program.
In its eleventh year, the Diamond Technology Reviews (commonly referred to as "the Diamonds") are determined by unbiased evaluations by a distinguished and independent panel of Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) national board members and cable engineering experts, including senior executives from the largest U.S. cable operators.
"As the trend and demand for multiscreen viewing and TV Everywhere continues to grow so does the demand for a high quality experience regardless of the device being used. For a system as complex as ABR, there is a lot that can go wrong, making quality monitoring essential," said Charlie Dunn, general manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "Sentry ABR gives service providers the critical tools they need to ensure that what goes out to customers is as great as what came in, leading to the best possible customer experience."
The Sentry ABR video quality-monitoring platform delivers end-to-end ABR quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) monitoring with the recent addition of decryption and decode functionality. Sentry ABR is part of Tektronix' end-to-end video quality and service assurance solution for monitoring OTT (Over The Top), TV Everywhere and multiscreen services.
Sentry ABR provides a comprehensive and scalable monitoring solution for post-fragmented adaptive bit rate (ABR) streams and supports both 1 GbE and 10 GbE interfaces for maximum ABR monitoring coverage throughout the network.
For more information, please visit: www.tek.com/video-quality-monitors/sentry-abr
Tektronix will be demonstrating the capabilities of Sentry ABR video quality monitoring platform in its booth #1032 at this year's Cable-Tec Expo '16, taking place September 26 – 29 in Philadelphia, PA.
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About the Diamond Technology Review programThe BTR Diamond Technology Reviews ("the Diamonds") is a renowned industry program that was developed to recognize some of the top products and solutions available to the cable industry as determined by a stellar panel of cable telecommunications engineering experts. Engineering executives from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Suddenlink Communications, Comcast, Charter and Cox, and several expert consultants, were among the third-party judges for the 2016 "Diamonds." Every year, BTR invites vendors to submit written information about products/solutions that have been released or upgraded since the previous year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo (October 2015). Criteria used in the Diamonds rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease-of-use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.
Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix delivers innovative, precise and easy-to-operate test, measurement and monitoring solutions that solve problems, unlock insights and drive discovery. Tektronix has been at the forefront of the digital age for over 70 years. Join us on the journey of innovation at TEK.COM.
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