Leading broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis systems and solutions specialist Tektronix has upgraded its Medius centralised management server to give video service providers a more comprehensive and clearer view of the condition of the programs flowing throughout large, geographically distributed networks.
Medius enables the early detection and diagnosis of video and audio issues whenever or wherever they occur in the network, enabling service providers to deliver services with excellent quality.
Part of Tektronix’ award-winning Sentry line of video quality monitoring solutions for cable, telecom, IPTV and other video service providers, Medius collects, organises and displays the critical information delivered from multiple Sentry units, which are deployed at headends and other key points in a network to closely monitor programs for video, audio and other content in the transport stream that can impact viewers’ quality of experience (QoE).
Video service providers use this information to speed the diagnosis and repair of these issues to ensure the best possible QoE for their subscribers.
The new program alert dashboard provides new views of Sentry reports, delivering more program status and alert status information per screen, letting users identify issues more quickly and take action sooner.
The new views include a geographical view that displays all the monitoring points on a map and quickly highlights problem areas or regions, a grid view that shows a program’s alert status across all monitoring points for fast identification and repair of the source locations having video and audio problems as well as a tile view that provides a quick snapshot of the alert status of all programs or services and quickly highlights the programs that need the most attention.
Eben Jenkins, general manager, Video Product Line at Tektronix explains that the new Medius features are ideal for personnel in network operating centres (NOC) who manage multiple headends and hubs within a large network as it gives them a comprehensive, straightforward and easy-to-understand view of the status of the programming flowing through their networks.
Tektronix is represented in Australia by TekMark Australia