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January 11, 2008

Tektronix Receives Technical Emmy Award for MPEG-2 Monitoring Solutions

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Tektronix (News - Alert), a provider of VoIP test solutions and other measurement/monitoring instruments, recently received the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for “Real-time Transport Stream Monitoring for ATSC & DVB Conformance.”
The award has been given in recognition of the contribution of Tektronix for MPEG-2 Transport Stream monitoring and analysis. This is the seventh time the company has received the Emmy award.
According to Tektronix, MPEG-2 is a key technology in the new digital world with products widely used in a variety of content delivery and consumer electronics applications. Company officials pointed out that networks, distribution channels and consumers benefit from this technology by receiving compressed video and audio content for viewing.
Tektronix MPEG products, which include the MTM400 MPEG Transport Stream Monitor and MTS400 Series MPEG Analyzers, are used by broadcast television networks, cable and satellite program providers, satellite teleports, mobile truck uplinks, digital television stations, IPTV operators, and other facilities supporting content delivery worldwide.
Company officials explained that networks, distribution channels, terrestrial DTV stations and consumers benefit from this technology by receiving MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 compressed television programs for viewing.
Claiming that Tektronix has been and continues to be a pioneer in the television and video industries, Arif Kareem, vice president of video product line at Tektronix, said in a statement, “We are honored to once again be selected for a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award, this time for contributions to MPEG-2 transport stream monitoring and analysis.”
To learn more about Tektronix’s test and monitoring solutions, please visit the VoIP Test Solutions channel on, brought to you by Tektronix.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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