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Tektronix outs waveform monitor with HDMI/HDCP

Posted: 10 Apr 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tektronix  HDMI/HDCP  WFM/WVR5250  video service provider 

Tektronix has announced its waveform monitors and rasterizers that the company said are the first to offer HDMI-HDCP inputs. The WFM/WVR5250 enable broadcasters and video service providers (VSP) to directly monitor the quality of the video and audio output of set-top boxes and Blu-ray players for the first time.

According to Tektronix, the WFM/WVR5250 are compact and portable video and audio test tools available for acquisition, post production and compliance monitoring. It is also HDCP compliant, allowing users to have direct access to the data they need to assess the quality of the signal output by any consumer device that uses HDMI interfaces.

This is essential for VSPs who are trying to objectively measure the customer Quality of Experience and compliance to broadcast and regulatory standards as seen by their customers.

In addition to checking the output of their STBs, cable operators and other VSPs can use the HDMI-HDCP connectivity of the WFM/WVR5250 to test new STB firmware releases in the lab and diagnose interoperability issues. This eliminates the need for dedicated HDMI protocol analysers. VSPs can also conduct audio loudness "quick checks" in headends or hub sites that is important for complying with the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act and for ensuring audio quality during live sporting events and other programming.

The WFM and WVR5250 are available worldwide with a starting price of Rs.3.53 lakh ($6,560) MSRP.





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