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Pixelmetrix introduces TSP120 headend monitoring device
Pixelmetrix launched the TSP120 headend monitoring tool for in-depth transport stream and H.264 analysis at IBC2009.
The Pixelmetrix TSP120 provides high port density monitoring with the company’s DVStation-210. Featuring internal, three-input ASI router functionality, the TSP120 offers high-accuracy transport stream monitoring for MPEG-2/H.264 video-based transport streams.
The TSP120 is well-suited for satellite operators because it allows transport stream monitoring for high bit-rate transponders, complete with H.264 support and extensive SI/PSI information analysis. It also is appropriate for content aggregators because it allows verification of SLAs for H.264/MPEG-2 SD/HD content, providing visibility into the TV broadcast workflow.
Key features of the TSP120 include freeze-frame and blackout checks for unencrypted video services, service thumbnail view for remote confidence monitoring, video backhauling for quality verification and on-air service validation.