ESPN STAR Sports Upgrades Facility with Tektronix Video Monitoring Equipment
February 9, 2005
by -- Tektronix, Inc.
Tektronix, Inc.a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced that Asia's number one sports broadcaster, ESPN STAR Sports, has ordered WVR600 Series Rasterizers to
ensure consistent quality control. The WVR600 Series is designed to monitor analog and digital video and audio signals and obtain the highest quality in a value-priced package.
ESPN STAR Sports recently updated their transmission facility in Singapore. Tektronix' video monitoring equipment is used in the facility for broadcast monitoring. Ease of operation, flexible displays, session displays and gamut displays enable the operators to deliver unfailing content to millions of viewers all over Asia.
"We were looking for a SD-SDI monitoring solution that would allow us to monitor our transmission output and verify signal quality," said Andy Rylance, Director of Engineering at ESPN Star Sports. "Tektronix' WVR610A is a natural solution as it is extremely easy for all our technical staff to learn and use, and gives concise indication of signal quality and levels."
"With fierce competition for Asian viewers in sports entertainment, the ability for a broadcaster to provide top quality programming and world-class presentation is more important than ever," said James Alderton, Marketing Director, Asia Pacific Region, Tektronix. "With these new, all-digital waveform monitors from Tektronix, ESPN STAR
Sports will be able to monitor video signal information with
unparalleled accuracy and clarity, and deliver the highest level of signal quality to their viewers across the region."
The WVR600 Series Waveform Rasterizer is a rack monitoring solution that is available in two models. The WVR610A has two SD-SDI inputs and the WVR611A with two SD-SDI and two composite inputs. The WVR600 Series is also designed with substantial, optional audio monitoring capabilities.
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