Las Vegas, USA, April 10, 2011:– Tektronix, Inc., the market leader in broadcast video testing, monitoring and analysis solutions, today announced a new RFM220 ISDB-Tb RF Channel Monitor solution for monitoring ISDB-Tb video broadcasts from the moment video content enters the network until broadcast, helping to ensure superior quality of service (QoS) for viewers. With advanced capabilities like remote monitoring and diagnosis, it helps broadcasters deliver reliable services across massive service areas while minimizing the time experts need to spend in the field tracking down the source of problems.

With the new RFM220 ISDB-Tb RF Channel Monitor, Tektronix is delivering the next generation of monitoring solutions for ISDB-Tb that can not only monitor the physical layer RF signal for error detection but also the underlying MPEG video transport stream. This helps engineers quickly determine whether problems are occurring in the physical layer – which could require time-consuming travel to a remote location – or in stream syntax or metadata.

Like similar standards being adopted around the world, ISDB-Tb services are designed to deliver digital TV, HDTV and mobile TV channels to consumer TV sets and mobile/handheld devices. As an advanced standard, it requires an advanced, state-of-the-art monitoring solution. The new Tektronix RF monitoring solution offers extensive capabilities including:

  • High performance RF measurements
  • MER measurement performance to 37dB
  • Channel Impulse Response display and SFN window measurements
  • Constellation displays
  • Detailed  MPEG transport stream monitoring
  • Extensive alarms, event logs and 7-day trending of RF metrics
  • Complete end-to-end monitoring solution for isolating problems in the DVBS2 Receive-Remux-ISDB-Tb Transmit video signal flow
  • A consolidated view of all the monitoring probes across the entire network to give operators a snapshot of the current state of the whole network