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Acterna Introduces QAM RF Interface Capability for the DTS-200 and DTS-300

  • 25 March, 2004 16:21

<p>Acterna Introduces QAM RF Interface Capability for the DTS-200 and DTS-300 at CCBN 2004
- Digital Video Analyzer Allows User to Analyze and Monitor Output of QAM Modulators to Troubleshoot MPEG Issues within QAM RF Signals</p>
<p>Beijing, China and Hong Kong: Thurs, March 25th 2004 - Acterna today announced the Asia Pacific launch of new digital video monitoring and analysis enhancements for both the Acterna DTS-200 and DTS-300 MPEG analyzers. The additional feature -- a Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) RF interface for the DTS MPEG-2 Transport Stream Analyzer -- will enable network technicians to troubleshoot network signals with more efficiency by analyzing and monitoring any MPEG-2 transport stream being carried within a QAM RF signal.</p>
<p>Showcased at booth #1A1108, China Cable Broadcasting Networks 2004 in Beijing, March 23-25, this new interface module will provide RF parameters such as Power Level, MER, Pre/Post-FEC BER, SNR, as well as constellation. It will also support the analysis of MPEG parameters such as PIDs, PSIP tables, and accurate timing measurements including Jitter, transport and elementary stream bit rate information, recording capabilities, and the reporting/logging of events and parameters.</p>
<p>With this addition, customers will be equipped with an interface module that is easily usable within their DTS equipment. For the DTS-200, it will come in the form of a Plug In Module (PIM) that the user is able to insert/remove from their DTS-200 as necessary. On the DTS-300, customers will use a card plugged directly into their DTS-300.</p>
<p>"For today's cable networks, the need for a QAM RF interface that can accurately monitor and analyze complex MPEG-2 transport streams is critical," said Sudeep Bose, product marketing manager for Acterna's DTS product line. "Our popular and award winning DTS MPEG-2 analyzer family of products now offers the unique features that will enhance our customers’ testing and network management abilities, resulting in better quality of service and faster resolution of issues for their digital video services."</p>
<p>Bose added, "With the addition of the QAM interface to our industry leading DTS product line, which already includes other interfaces such as ASI and Gigabit Ethernet, a user can now use the same piece of Acterna MPEG test gear to gain visibility into both sides of their 'edge' devices."</p>
<p>About Acterna's Cable Network Products and Technologies
Acterna is the world's leading provider of integrated network test and management solutions for global cable networks. Acterna's cable networks portfolio enables cable operators to meet demand and enhance the reliability and performance of their networks and services. Deployed around the world, Acterna's cable systems, software and instruments comprise the industry's broadest set of products that support cable operators through the network life cycle, from building the network to deploying and managing advanced services.</p>
<p>About Acterna
Acterna is the world's largest provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators. A trusted communications test partner for more than eight decades, Acterna offers an unmatched portfolio of award-winning instruments, systems, software and services that help its customers reduce network costs while improving performance and reliability. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA -- with European and Asia Pacific operations based in Eningen, Germany and Hong Kong -- Acterna serves nearly every major communications service provider and equipment manufacturer around the world through a skilled sales and support organization in 31 countries.</p>
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<p>Media contacts:
Bernie Tylor, + 1 240 404 1913,, Acterna
Michelle Susay, +61 3 9410 9498,, Acterna Asia Pacific
Cathy Tong, +86 10 6621 9998,, Acterna China</p>

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