Solving testing challenges


Harris will display new additions to its Videotek test and measurement portfolio that
solve a host of signal monitoring and measurement challenges for 3 Gb/s signals,
digital television (DTV) transport streams and audio loudness compliance.

Says David Guerrero, vice president and general manager, Videotek test and
measurement solutions at Harris Broadcast Communications. “Broadcasters need
solutions that test and monitor multiple formats and signals in one device. They also
need monitoring solutions that ensure compliance with the CALM Act to regulate
loudness levels of broadcast content. These are just some of the challenges our
new products solve for customers.’

A new addition is Videotek’s TVM-VTM-JEM3 multi-format jitter evaluation monitor,
ideally suited for mobile production trucks and central machine rooms. Its built-in
test generator confirms jitter tolerance to ensure SMPTE video standards
compliance, providing five different jitter levels and frequencies ranging from 50Hz to
500kHz. The unit also measures SDI signal integrity – ideal for checking incoming
feeds for mobile units.

Harris also adds loudness compliance to its successful Videotek Multi-Source
Analyzer Series of products (MSA-100 and MSA-300). The new MSA-OPT-LOUD
option measures input signals and issues alarms for non-compliant audio. Harris will
also show a software upgrade prototype that integrates its LLM-1770™ loudness
logger and monitor with Harris ADC™ automation to provide as-run records of
loudness levels for recently-aired programming.

Harris is represented in South Africa by Concilium Technologies.

Screen Africa magazine – May 2012


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