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Tektronix Introduces Industry's First Cloud-based QC Platform

        Tektronix Introduces Industry's First Cloud-based QC Platform

QCloud Brings Revolutionary Cloud-based Quality Control Monitoring to Market,
Offers Usage Based OpEx and No Upfront CapEx for Video Service Providers and
Content Creators

PR Newswire

BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 9, 2013

BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Tektronix (www.tektronix.com),
the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions,
today announced its new QCloud cloud-based Quality Control (QC) Software
Subscription platform, which is optimized for deployment on Amazon Web
Services (AWS). QCloud is the first QC solution for file-based workflows
running on a cloud infrastructure and meets the QC needs of the production,
post production, broadcast and online video service market segments that
operate file-based workflows on AWS and other cloud platforms.

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Processing content through QC software is a standard practice for all
companies involved in the production and distribution of programming, but QC
processing is computationally intensive requiring capital intensive
solutions. For workflow owners, QCloud shifts the capital spend model to an
operational expense model and spreads spending over time. Users who require
assistance managing occasional load spikes can also benefit from using QCloud
to handle increases that go beyond the capacity of their on-premise Tektronix
Cerify QC solution. QCloud allows companies, large or small, to scale the
system and their cost of ownership to meet budget and use needs via a
usage-based licensing model. For those who are ingesting, storing and
processing their content in the cloud, QCloud negates the time consuming
process of transferring content to on-premise systems for QC purposes.

"QCloud offers the flexibility in terms of cost and functionality that
production, post production, broadcast and online video services utilizing
cloud platforms require to ensure the quality of file-based video content,"
said Eben Jenkins, general manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix. "Bringing
the industry's first cloud-compliant QC application capable of ensuring
content quality in cloud workflows is a great win for the industry. Tektronix
strives to meet its customers' needs and QCloud does this by replacing upfront
capital expenses with usage-based operating expenses, all while building on
the solid foundation of a highly trusted and tested QC engine from Tektronix."

With joining the APN, QCloud is the only cloud-capable QC solution that
processes file-based content stored on the Amazon S3 storage platform – a
platform used by many video service providers (VSP) as well as content
creators and broadcasters globally. This allows VSPs and content creators to
easily integrate QCloud into their cloud-based workflows. Integrated into the
cloud, QCloud does not require users to invest in any hardware by allowing
them to use the AWS platform as needed, eliminating the need for large upfront
capital expenses and without hardware to maintain, operating expenses are also
minimized.

The high availability architecture ensures the 24X365 availability of the QC
application's key benefits:

  oProvides exception-based technical compliance to enable QC teams to focus
    on problem content and subjective requirements
  oPerforms consistent and thorough checks of incoming and transcoded video
    files against user-defined templates
  oEnsures compliance to regulatory requirements such as U.S. CALM Act,
    EBUR128, Canadian Closed Caption mandates, U.K. OfCom & Japan NAB
    Photo-Sensitive Epilepsy (PSE)
  oAutomatically corrects audio loudness and peak audio level issues to
    increase workflow efficiency and reduce CapEx/OpEx
  oDetects the Photo-Sensitive Epileptic (PSE) seizure-inducing flash/pop
    pattern in video sequences
  oIntegrates with video servers, automation and MAM/DAM systems via SOAP API
  oNatively supports Amazon S3 as the object file store, allowing for a
    complete cloud-enabled file-based workflow

Availability

QCloud is available worldwide in October 2013. For more information about
QCloud, visit www.tektronix.com/QCloud.

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About Tektronix
For more than sixty five years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test,
measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve
productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading
supplier of test equipment for engineers focused on electronic design,
manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in
Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers
award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at
www.tektronix.com.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names
referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.

SOURCE Tektronix, Inc

Website: http://www.tektronix.com
Contact: Amy Higgins, PR Manager, Tektronix, +1-503-627-6497,
ahiggins@tektronix.com