BEAVERTON, Ore., April 10, 2006 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading, worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced an extensive range of new and enhanced products the company will feature at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2005 Conference, April 24-27, 2006 in booth SU4141. Tektronix will showcase solutions across its portfolio from SD to HD to MPEG and next generation compression technologies, defining the future of video test for the industry.
Recent acquisitions have brought Tektronix even greater strength in IP analysis and have enabled the company to extend its IP and video technology product portfolio. Together, the communications and video technologies from Tektronix deliver market-leading IP monitoring and analysis capabilities for customers in this changing market. Tektronix will be demonstrating the latest in innovative IP technologies in its booth.
New RTX130A Integrated MPEG and RF Signal Generator
Tektronix will showcase the new RTX130A integrated MPEG and RF signal generator at NAB. The RTX130A offers both unmodulated and RF modulated playout of MPEG transport streams, supporting both cable (QAM A, B & C) and terrestrial (ATSC) standards. Designed to act as a compact, portable test source for product development and manufacturing test, the RTX130A addresses the need for a high performance repeatable test streams source at the RF, IF and unmodulated transport stream interfaces, enabling faster and higher quality product development. The RTX130A is extremely easy to use and its portability also allows field use for transmission system emulation, fault finding and debug. The new functionality provided by the RTX130A translates directly into significantly reduced software development, testing and validation times for developers in both the consumer and professional MPEG markets.
New Industry-Leading WFM6100 and the WFM7100 Series Waveform Monitors
The new family of multi-format waveform monitors that enable customers to achieve the quality levels they require for video production, distribution and broadcasting will also be on display at NAB. The WFM6100, WFM7000 and WFM7100 waveform monitors offer industry-leading performance, reliability and flexibility to help video professionals produce and deliver high quality video and audio content for mixed-format systems in the emerging digital era. These new products offer customers the widest range of product configurations and upgrades, and industry-first capabilities that enable the seamless migration from composite video configurations to complete HD/SD/composite solutions. The WFM6100 and the WFM7100 Series provide all new troubleshooting and monitoring abilities to solve problems across multiple formats and even remote sites.
WVR7100 and WVR6100 Adds Eye and Jitter Measurements, ARIB Support
Tektronix will demonstrate new capabilities for the successful WVR7100 and WVR6100 Rasterizers, including Eye pattern display, jitter measurements and cable length measurement for High Definition-Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI) and Standard Definition-Serial Digital Interface (SD-SDI) signals, to meet the needs of broadcast, production and post-production applications. Also included is support for monitoring ancillary data that conforms to the Association of Radio and Broadcast (ARIB) standards used in Japan. The new monitoring capabilities in the WVR7100 and WVR6100 indicate system degradations to engineers before they become quality problems, reducing time and effort in fault detection, problem diagnosis and failure recovery.
Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks 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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