07.26.2006 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Verify PSIP with Pixelmetrix
The Pixelmetrix PSIP Verification Suite is a new feature for the automatic verification of PSIP integrity. Tests are done to verify the internal inconsistencies between various PSIP tables, such as the PAT, PMT, VCT and EIT. The user-friendly GUI provides status of the consistency tests within the stream.
Any failure detected during the test can be captured by the DVStation’s alarm sub-system, which can trigger actions that include simple log entries, audible alerts, SNMP traps, contact closures and transport stream recording with internal playback. Deploying this product allows terrestrial broadcasters and cable operators to swiftly identify any PSIP issues that may surface throughout the monitoring process. The PSIP verification functions in parallel with either the SMPTE-310, ASI or 8VSB RF interface.
For more information, visit www.pixelmetrix.com.