Tektronix Inc., a leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, has introduced additional features to PRISM– industry’s first software-based hybrid IP and SDI media analysis platform. The new enhancements support important industry specifications, aid engineers in boosting IP video network quality, conquer integration and operations challenges, and perform deep dive analysis for troubleshooting. PRISM is now available in a 1RU for factor to be used with external displays so as to complement the current 3RU product with a built-in display.
This series of enhancements is going to be demonstrated at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas from April 22-27. These would include:
• Analysis of PTP synchronization timing
• Support for SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy
• IGMP V3 and new API support for easy system integration into network management systems
• IP stream capture for deep dive analysis.
Currently, the PRISM is available with Packet Interval Time (PIT) histogram and trend graph, as well as, the trend graph of Time Stamped Delay Factor (TS-DF) as per EBU-TECH 3337. These real-time IP measurement features help the broadcast and IT engineers to easily troubleshoot the root causes of IP network issues.
Apart from the new enhancements for IP, the company will demonstrate at NAB, for the first time, 4K format support over quad-link 3G-SDI and single link 12G-SDI with High Dynamic Range (HDR) on PRISM for content acquisition and post production applications. Also, the demonstration will include eye pattern measurements for 12G-SDI interfaces for signal integrity verification.
“As the broadcast industry goes through the IP transition, engineers need to manage an increasingly complex and evolving hybrid IP and SDI environment,” said Charlie Dunn, general manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix. “PRISM is the first software-based platform with field upgradeability that offers customers long-term investment protection as technology and requirements evolve.”
“With easy to understand graphical displays, it helps engineers quickly get the information they need to troubleshoot IP network issues and related content layer issues to assure delivery of high quality content,” Dunn added. “The platform is seeing strong global industry adoption with one example being Globosat who used PRISM to support live IP media production at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.”
The PRISM software enhancements including SMPTE ST 2022-7, IGMP V3 and new API support, PTP timing analysis, and IP stream capture are available for the users. The 1RU for factor can be availed with shipment expected in June, while the expanded SDI support would be offered in the second of 2017.
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.
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