Nevion’s enhanced media monitoring probe27 March 2014
Nevion will debut its enhanced TNS4200 media monitoring probe, including a new DVB-S2 module for satellite monitoring, at NAB. Part of Nevion’s nSure product range, the TNS4200 is designed to monitor video and audio signals and streams to ensure a consistently high-level of Quality of Service (QoS) in contribution and distribution applications, and to document compliance by service providers with Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
The TNS4200 can handle a large number of streams simultaneously and supports a wide-ranging set of interfaces and formats, including ASI, IP, 10G over SFP, DVB-T and satellite RF.
The new DVB-S2 module enables satellite uplink operators and DTH headend providers to monitor, through a single GUI, all incoming signals and anticipate problems, from the stat-mux to the final emission. The module has two individual satellite demodulators allowing the monitoring of up to eight transponders in a single rack unit.
“In today’s broadcast environment, Transport Stream-centric monitoring of the QoS is essential, particularly at the many potentially vulnerable handover points in the video distribution chain between all the operators involved and their technologies,” said Janne T. Morstøl, chief product and development officer, Nevion. “Satellite transmission is an important part of the broadcast value chain, so Nevion is delighted to extend the superlative monitoring capabilities of the TNS4200 to cover this.”
TNS4200 capabilities include full ETR 101-290 priority 1-3 monitoring with options for DTT (T2-MI, SFN and MIP measurement), TS trend monitoring, template comparison, EPG analysis, PCR jitter, and IP/RTP monitoring.