Tektronix Cerify Developer Community Welcomes 15 More Members
Community for Video File-Based Quality Assurance Accelerates Industry Adoption

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 30, 2009 - Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced that 15 more members have joined the Tektronix Cerify Developer Community (CDC) – AVECO, AZCAR Technologies Incorporated, Digital Rapids, Flatirons Solutions Corporation, Irdeto, NINSIGHT, Pharos Communications Ltd., Ruzz TV, Screen Subtitling Systems, SGT, Tedial S.L., TMD, Vcodes CPS Ltd., Vizrt, Xytech Systems Corporation.  The new members bring the Community to a total of 25 — to view a full list of the current CDC members go to http://www.tek.com/products/video_test/cerify/cdc.html.   The goal of the Community is to promote the use of automated Quality Control of file-based video by making Cerify integration, installation and support easier and faster for our partners and customers. 

Cerify is the world's leading automated content verification solution, for determining the quality of file-based, compressed digital video and audio content prior to transmission or use. The Community is an expanding group of companies who have been working to help their clients maximize the benefits of moving to a file-based workflow.  All aspects of a file-based workflow solution are covered by the Community members including automation system vendors, vendors of asset management systems, video server providers, and system integrators. 

“The Cerify Developer Community facilitated the integration of our Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software with the Cerify system, and provides direct access to the technical expertise of Tektronix,” said Brian Stevenson, director of product management at Digital Rapids.  “The integrated solution enables a fully automated workflow in which transcoded output is automatically verified against a user-specified range of tests including content conformance, standards compliance and quality analysis.  Based on the results of these tests, Transcode Manager can pass verified content on to the subsequent workflow stages or alert users to QC failures with links to full analysis reports. By automating the process, the combined system ensures high-quality deliverables while increasing our customers’ efficiency and reducing their operational costs.”

The Cerify Developer Community brings together the video and audio file-based expertise of Tektronix and leading vendors in the digital video ecosystem. Vendors benefit by being able to rapidly integrate their solutions with Tektronix Cerify, the leading offering for verifying the quality of file-based, compressed digital video and audio content prior to distribution. Customers benefit by obtaining fully integrated solutions that span a broad range of quality assurance needs. 

Benefits of Working with CDC Member Companies

Interoperability: Assurance that the specified CDC member company’s products and solutions will operate correctly with Cerify, making for faster and easier integration and installation of Cerify
Technical Support: CDC member companies have direct access to Tektronix technical support to enable queries or requirements to be quickly addressed
Product Evolution: CDC member companies work closely with Tektronix on product requirements, enabling them to take advantage of new Cerify functionality with minimum disruption and minimum cost
Risk Reduction: Easy visibility of the wide range of support available for Cerify, to provide confidence that the solutions are feasible and available before proceeding to file-based video

Additional information about the Tektronix Cerify Developer Community is available at http://www.tek.com/products/video_test/cerify/cdc.html.  

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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