Tektronix Collaborates With Ravensbourne College To Help Train Creative Engineers of Tomorrow
Tektronix Donation to Help Students Develop Skills in Waveform and SD Monitoring

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 20, 2009 – Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced today that they have donated a WVR6100 waveform rasterizer to Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. The WVR6100 unit, which was presented in person by Tektronix, features analog and SD monitoring capabilities as well as digital audio monitoring functionality.

“We would like to thank Tektronix for their support,” said Martin Uren, Broadcast Engineering Subject Leader at Ravensbourne College. “At Ravensbourne, we have an international reputation for teaching our students using the latest equipment, and the WVR6100 which Tektronix has kindly donated will prove an invaluable addition to our Presentation Suite. It will offer our engineering students an excellent opportunity to gain experience of working with industry-leading Tektronix equipment, which is widely used in broadcast engineering.”

Tektronix donates equipment to higher education facilities as part of an ongoing interest in training the engineers of tomorrow. As part of its education program, Tektronix has created a web page (http://www.tek.com/education/), where professors and students can access essential classroom and lab resources such as the fundamentals of test and measurement library, technical posters, training kits, lab materials and more.

“We believe it is vital to start building relationships with engineers at an early stage in their careers,” said Winfried Schultz, RF & Video marketing manager, Tektronix. “The broadcast and video industry is continually evolving, and by maintaining a close relationship with those at the forefront of their field, we can ensure we continue to develop the innovative technologies that engineers need.” 

About the WVR6100

The WVR6100 offers SD monitoring as the standard configuration, with the option to add Composite Analog Video monitoring capability. Available audio options offer support for monitoring digital audio (embedded and AES /EBU inputs), analog audio and Dolby audio formats. Available measurement options offer in-depth digital data analysis and SDI signal measurements, such as eye diagrams and jitter.

About Ravensbourne

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication is a University Sector College, validated by the University of Sussex. It is currently based in Chislehurst, Kent. Ravensbourne specialises in the creative exploitation of digital technologies in design and communication within a lively interdisciplinary learning community. It believes that students need to be fluent in the use of digital technologies, not just as a tool but as a medium, in order to stand head and shoulders above their peers when entering professional practice.  

The College enjoys an excellent reputation, based on the quality of its learning and teaching, its excellent relationships with the creative industries and the calibre of its highly employable and award-winning students. It has a community of approximately 1,400 students that follow either pre-degree (Further Education), undergraduate or postgraduate (Higher Education) programmes, and are drawn from the UK, Europe and around ten percent from International (non-EU) destinations.

Ravensbourne programmes span broadcasting, interaction, sound, animation, fashion, product, interiors, graphic, and moving image design. In 2010 Ravensbourne will be relocating to an iconic, purpose-built campus on theGreenwich Peninsula to mark its educational transformation. For more information visit: www.rave.ac.uk.    

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 www.tektronix.com.

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