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Fuji TV Goes Live With Tektronix Cerify


Japanese Terrestrial Digital TV Station Implements Automated QC for File-Based Compressed Video and Audio for HD Transmission

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring solutions, today announced that Fuji Television Network, Inc. (Fuji TV) has adopted the Tektronix Cerify® file-based content verification system, to support the company’s move to a file-based workflow environment. One of the world’s earliest multi-unit deployments of Cerify is now fully in-service. The deployment is comprised of 10 units, which went live on December 1, 2008. Each unit is able to verify four files simultaneously enabling Fuji TV to maintain its commitment to providing its viewers with the highest quality video possible.

As part of the company’s master control room rebuild, Fuji TV took the opportunity to upgrade to a file-based workflow including a content verification system. Tektronix Cerify is the only automated product that fully tests all aspects of a digital audio and video file to ensure that it meets system parameters, formats, resolutions, bit-rates, video/audio quality levels, metadata and compliance/correctness to a wide range of specified video and audio standards.

“Our master control room renovation signifies a landmark attempt in the Japanese broadcasting industry to move future content to file-based,” said Kenji Hayakawa, director of Broadcasting Coordination Section, Broadcasting Control Center, Technical Department at Fuji TV. “Tektronix’ technology expertise was important to our success in the adoption of file-based workflow. We believe that we can now offer higher-quality video services to our viewers through the deployment of Cerify.”

About Tektronix Cerify
Tektronix Cerify is the leading automatic quality control system for file based video. Cerify provides fully automated 24/7 QC with user definable test templates that allow consistent and objective measurement of conformance to the allowable quality standards for specific content type and transmission channels. Cerify is applicable not only to traditional broadcasters and network operators but also to content providers including movie, TV, video and streaming media companies, for post-production checking of encoding, and to video archives providing an easy way to analyze and check the integrity of the content of the digital video archives.

About Tektronix
Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries - as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, computing and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix’ Web address is

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