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Testing Times Quality Assurance
Contributing Editor Jim Evans rounds up the latest news and product
developments in quality assurance, monitoring and testing...

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he need for reliable, efficient,
and scalable quality control and
monitoring solutions has become ever
more critical as new technologies are
implemented and broadcast networks
become
increasingly
complex.
Throughout the last twelve months,
quality control solutions have been
very much to the fore at the leading
trade exhibitions/conventions. This
month's IBC continues the trend.
In Amsterdam, Interra Systems
will
demonstrate
"the
most
comprehensive,
integrated,
and
intuitive QC/monitoring solutions
available on the market today". A key
highlight will be new HEVC and 4K
support across all of the company's
products, including ORION real-time
content monitoring and video analysis
systems, VEGA media analysers, and
BATON automated, file-based QC.
Recently, Interra Systems reported
that SiTV, a branch of Shanghai Media
Group (SMG), one of China's largest
media conglomerates, has installed
BATON.
"Today, there's a strong demand
for automated QC systems, especially
in the Asia-Pacific market, where
subscriptions for pay-TV services
are exploding. To guarantee that
each file-based asset meets the
appropriate quality requirements,
television providers need an efficient
and trustworthy solution," says Sanjay
Mittal, Managing Director Asia, Interra
Systems. "BATON has successfully
been deployed by hundreds of
installations globally. By guaranteeing
high-quality content, BATON enables
SiTV to focus on other important tasks,
like content production and delivery."
Actus Digital has announced that
Central European Media Enterprises
(CME) has deployed the Actus Digital
media monitoring platform as a
centralised system from which CME
can monitor all the TV channels from
its broadcasters in the six countries
where it operates.
CME is the owner of 36 TV channels
in different countries in Europe. Actus

CME has deployed the Actus Digital
media monitoring platform as its
centralised system

system was already deployed as a
broadcast monitoring system in each
of these countries. CME's requirement
was to be able to monitor all the
channels from each country.
"The Actus TV monitoring platform
was installed in all of our television
businesses in Central and Eastern
Europe to comply with regulations
and to provide tools to support the
marketing and research, quality
assurance, and content re-purposing,"
comments Paul Rogers, Head of
Corporate Information Systems and IT,
at CME.
"After
working
with
CME
broadcasters for many years, and
providing to each one our broadcast
monitoring system for recording, clips
creation and rating analysis purposes,
we were very happy to provide CME a
centralised system that allows them to
monitor and analyse all their channels
from the company's headquarters",
says Raphael Renous, Actus Digital
CTO. "We have used the fact that our
system was already installed in all
six locations, and have built a special
configuration that allows CME to
have one common interface for all six
systems."
Video Clarity has concluded an
agreement with SRI International.
Under the agreement, Video Clarity
will offer SRI's Sarnoff test patterns as
an optional addition to its ClearView
Video Quality Analyser and ClearView
Player systems.
"This agreement allows us to add
new features to our systems that
customers want and need for different
kinds of quality analysis - analysis

that provides additional information
about video signal characteristics,"
said Blake Homan, President and
Founder of Video Clarity. "Now
programme originators and equipment
manufacturers that use our ClearView
systems have a powerful set of
test patterns to complement the
sophisticated system features that are
already in place. Just as important,
being able to get these test patterns
from Video Clarity satisfies customers
who want more tools from a single
vendor."
With the integrated solution from
Video Clarity and SRI, Video Clarity will
offer a selection of SRI's Sarnoff test
patterns preloaded into a ClearView
system's video sequence library. The
test patterns include Visualizer and
Encoder Stress Pattern (ESP) - both of
which are available in High Dynamic
Range versions - as well as the Colour
Space and Monitor Test Pattern Suite
(CSM). ClearView Analyser and Player
systems play back the test patterns,
which give visual information on
several qualitative aspects of the video
and audio. Video Clarity will provide
the test patterns in multiformat
bundles for customers who require
content to drive their picture-quality
analysis and measurement.
Bridge Technologies has introduced
the VB440-V dual 40 Gigabit Ethernet
virtual probe, which monitors high
density IP media traffic in core
broadcasting networks, production
studios, outside broadcast and master
control centres, enabling users to
quickly rectify problems and maximise
Quality of Service (QoS).
"The VB440-V addresses two issues
of significant concern to broadcasters:
the transition to higher Ethernet
speeds, and the need to support
SDIoIP," notes Simen K. Frostad,
Chairman, Bridge Technologies. "It
provides a highly cost-effective
Bridge Technologies' VB440-V
dual 40 Gigabit Ethernet
virtual probe monitors
high density IP
media traffic

Tektronix's
IsoVu Measurement System
is now shipping

solution that is future-proof, with
support for network speeds higher
than
those
currently
typically
employed by the industry. Moreover,
it´s a sound investment, as it is a
development of a proven product
family, currently implemented by
major organisations around the
world, and is compatible with major
initiatives such as AIMS and ASPEN."
Tektronix's IsoVu Measurement
System, previewed earlier this year at
the APEC 2016 show, is now shipping
and available for worldwide delivery.
The IsoVu platform uses an electrooptic sensor to convert input signals
to optical modulation, electrically
isolating the device-under-test from
a Tektronix oscilloscope. The system
incorporates four separate lasers,
an optical sensor, five optical fibres,
and sophisticated feedback and
control techniques. The sensor head,
which connects to the test point, has
complete electrical isolation and
is powered over one of the optical
fibres. Ten patent applications have
been filed for this ground breaking
technology.
"The feedback we received from
designers at APEC was overwhelmingly
positive, with many of them facing a
critical need for the design insights
IsoVu now makes possible," comments
Chris Witt, General Manager, Time
Domain Business Unit, Tektronix.
"Currently there is no measurement
system on the market with IsoVu's
combination of high bandwidth, 2000V
common mode voltage range and
breakthrough common mode rejection
ratio."
IneoQuest
Technologies
has
launched the FoQus platform solutions
portfolio.


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