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February 9, 2011
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Tektronix, the leading provider of digital content monitoring solutions, today announced that it has added significant new capabilities to its award-winning Sentry digital content monitor. The Sentry 5.0 release enables Sentry to perform in-depth monitoring of video streams at full line rate -- 1 Gbps per unit. No other video monitoring solution on the market can match Sentry's speed and monitoring depth. This performance enables video service providers to monitor hundreds of video streams per unit, which reduce the number of Sentrys to comprehensively monitor a large multi-channel lineup.
Sentry 5.0 introduces eMOS, or Perceptual Video Quality, which helps service providers tackle content errors where the QoE score is good but the program suffers artifacts due to over-compression which is common in motion intensive programs like sports. In addition, the new release includes GOP length statistics, RTP support and new reason codes that help service providers quickly understand the source of an issue.
"Cable operators and other video service providers are continually adding new live and on-demand services which increase the complexity of their networks and consequently increase the likelihood of video and audio errors," said Eric Conley, Vice President Video Network Monitoring, Tektronix. "Our commitment to adding new features and capabilities to the industry-leading Sentry family of products keeps our customers one step ahead of their competition and allows them to rapidly expand their service offerings while ensuring a high quality viewing experience."
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