Tektronix Rolls Out MPEG Monitor

Tektronix unveiled a new MPEG transport stream monitor, the MTM400A. The Beaverton, Ore., maker of test and measurement gear said the MTM400A can be used to “detect signal degradation caused during transmission and distribution to find and diagnose errors more quickly” to prevent signal loss

The unit features a new patented user interface that fully exploits the “deep measurement capabilities of the MTM platform,” Tektronix said. The FlexVuPlus interface is user configurable for confidence and diagnostic monitoring—a feature aimed at improving communications between an operator and an engineer. Other features include seven-day trending graph capability, early warning indicators and dual-level alarms.

The MTM400A begins shipping this month. FlexVuPlus will be made available for free for existing MTM400 users.