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NEP Australia Selects
Tektronix Monitoring
N

EP Australia has selected
Tektronix as a key technology
provider for the broadcaster's
move to an IP-enabled production
infrastructure based on the SMPTE ST2110 standard for video over IP.
NEP has purchased a range of
Tektronix equipment for its IP build
out including both standalone and
rackmount PRISM hybrid IP/SDI
media analysis instruments as well as
SPG8000A hybrid sync generator and
PTP grandmaster clock units, ECO8000
automatic changeover devices, and
WFM5200 waveform monitors.
NEP Australia is transitioning from
an SDI infrastructure to an all-IP
infrastructure for outside broadcast
and live production. The catalyst is
the construction of two IP-enabled
centralised production hubs and
four new all-IP OB trucks. During the
transition NEP will run a mix of all-IP
OB trucks and legacy SDI trucks with an
IP layer allowing connectivity to either

hub. The need for a gradual transition
to IP created a significant challenge
for NEP to efficiently monitor and
troubleshoot this complex
hybrid environment - a
challenge solved by PRISM.
Tektronix PRISM is the
first monitoring solution
of its kind to combine
ST-2110 analysis with full
SDI support, making it
ideally suited to NEP's
requirement. It gives
NEP's broadcast and
network
engineers
real-time
monitoring
and analysis of IP streams
and the associated content,
enabling early identification and
diagnosis of network or content issues
including intermittent loss of video,
audio, or data content. PRISM's IP
capabilities including analysis of PTP
synchronisation timing, support for
SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy and

Tektronix PRISM hybrid
IP/SDI media analysis

SMPTE ST-2110, IGMP V3 and API
support for easy system integration
into network management systems,
and IP stream capture for deep dive
analysis.
"We have relied on Tektronix

instruments for monitoring and QC
for many years and see them as an
important trusted partner," said Marc
Segar, Director of Technology, NEP
Australia. "With local support from
their Australian channel partner,
TekInsite Video Technologies, Tektronix
has played an important role in
our decision to move to an ST-2110
infrastructure, going so far as to send a
principal engineer to Australia to
conduct real operational testing
with PRISM on site in our
Sydney facilities. Currently,
PRISM is the only monitoring
solution fully capable of
meeting our requirements."
Alongside
PRISM
in
NEP's build out will be the
SPG8000A hybrid master
sync generator and PTP
grandmaster
clock
that
provides PTP (SMPTE ST-2059) timing
for its ST-2110 compliant IP video
network.
"Even for broadcasters such as NEP
that are committed to a modern allIP infrastructure, the transition to IP
will take several years before it's fully
implemented," said Charlie Dunn,
General Manager, Video Product Line
at Tektronix.


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