Tektronix an industry standard innovator in video quality monitoring solutions, today unveiled industry’s first hybrid SDI/IP media analysis platform, Prism. It enables a smooth transition from SDI to IP based infrastructure. The test and diagnostic will be demonstrated at the NAB show, from April 18th to 21st in Las Vegas.
The broadcast industries are at the beginning of revolutionary migrations to an overall IP infrastructure. This leads to a huge investments in existing technology and workflow transition will take place in phases, creating a test and monitoring solutions that can provide visibility into new set of problems and keep things consistent for engineers and operators as they manage with hybrid facilities. Prism is an answer for the ability to diagnose, uniqueness, and correlate both IP and SDI signal types and help quickly to rectify the root cause for the error, whether it is in Content Layer or in the IP layer.
In prism, Tektronix is providing an essential tool for broadcasters and content creators which will give them the confidence to build out IP facilities. On top of this, the big part is to help customers leverage and existing workflows, infrastructure and talent as they start to embark these changes. Moving a step ahead, as a completely new software defined analysis platform, Prism represents a future proof solution that will continue to give customers their flexibility and insights they need well beyond the transition period.
Prism offers an extensive set of input signal identification, it helps to identify the IP streams in the Ethernet link and the content in each of the streams. Specifically, Prism provides packet interval histogram and trend graphs that help to determine the root cause of packet loss. The GUI displays coupled with historical data sorts out intermittent problems quickly. Timing displays help engineers to adjust the timing of the signal within a hybrid environment using PTP or black burst as the reference source. A Prism is a software defined platform, it can accommodate a wide range of application needs and will be continually updated as new technologies and standards emerge over time.
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