Tektronix has announced that its Sentry digital content monitoring solution – part of the recent acquisition of Mixed Signals – has been selected by Canadian provider Videotron. ??Sentry utilizes innovative technology, like its advanced deep packet inspection, to continually dive deep into all the video programs flowing through a network to spot problems at the IP and MPEG layers. Another factor in Videotron selecting Sentry is its unique tru2way monitoring capabilities which dramatically simplify data delivery to set-top boxes via tru2way and other carousels.
With its testing complete, Videotron will begin its initial deployments of Sentry in its master headend in Montreal this summer. Sentry will be used to monitor programs as they are aggregated at the headend and prior to distribution to markets served by the master headend. In this manner, Videotron will be able to identify video and audio errors that are already within the programming as it is received at the headend, as well as errors that are introduced when the programming is groomed, multiplexed, rate shaped and otherwise processed before being delivered to subscribers.