At NAB2007, Tektronix announced new features and capabilities for its MTS400 Series MPEG Test Systems, including enhanced support for IPTV, video over IP and DTV development and deployment.
The MTS400 Series provides first line diagnostics with integrated cross-layer fault analysis and error logging to inform the user whether the root cause of video problems is at the transmission, transport stream or elementary stream layer reduces time-to-problem insight.
The first step for an engineer troubleshooting a problem in a digital broadcast system is always to narrow a fault down to the source. Detailed analysis at the appropriate layer can only be performed once the source of the problem is identified. Correlation between layers is critical to identifying the source of an artifact seen in video.
Enhancements to the MTS400 Series include a new optical and electrical GigE interface providing line rate IP connectivity and analysis capabilities, including packet loss, sequence errors, MDI statistics, packet inter-arrival time histograms and deep packet inspection to enable rapid network fault isolation.
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