Tektronix Named Finalist for American Technology Award From TechAmerica Foundation

Sentry Honored in Measurement and Control Instruments Category

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Tektronix, Inc., the leading provider of digital content monitoring solutions, today announced that its Sentry® digital content monitoring solution, part of its Mixed Signals family of products, has been named a finalist in the Measurement and Control Instruments category for the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only “Best Of” awards that recognize all technology products and services for the technology industry.

Nominations for The American Technology Awards “The Termans” are vetted by industry experts and technology companies. These awards have been named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley. The winners will be announced on June 16 at TechAmerica Foundation’s Eighth Annual Technology and Government Dinner which has been a premier Washington, D.C. networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government.

“We had a lot of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate Tektronix for rising to the finalist ranks,” said David C. Thomas, TechAmerica’s executive vice president, commercial development. “TechAmerica Foundation is excited to highlight Tektronix, as it continues to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world.”

Sentry has earned multiple industry awards since 2009, due in large part to its advanced capabilities that enable video service providers to detect and diagnose video and audio errors that can ruin viewers’ Quality of Experience (QoE). Sentry utilizes advanced deep packet inspection (DPI) technologies to continually dive deep into all the video programs flowing through a network to spot problems at the IP and MPEG layers, enabling video service providers to identify and repair errors before they ever affect the subscribers’ viewing experience.

“We are committed to driving innovation across our product offerings to ensure we meet our customers’ evolving needs, and having Sentry named as a finalist for an American Technology Award shows that the industry recognizes our commitment,” said Eric Conley, Vice President, Video Network Monitoring, Tektronix. “Our customers also recognize that we are keeping Sentry on the cutting edge, with nine of the nation’s 10 largest cable television operators using Sentry to ensure the picture and sound quality of their video services.”

The American Technology Awards will be presented for each of the inclusive segments of the technology industry: Aerospace and Defense; Clean Tech/Green Tech/Smart Grid; Cloud Computing/Software as a Service; Computers and Peripherals; Consumer Electronics; Cyber Security and Authentication; Electronic Components; Internet Services; Measurement and Control Instruments; Medical Devices; Server & Storage Technology; Software; Technology Consulting; Technology Services; and Telecommunications.

For more information, please visit www.techamericafoundation.org/thetermans.

About Sentry Monitoring Solution

Sentry is a comprehensive content monitoring solution for cable, telecom, IPTV and other video service providers. Sentry enables the early detection, diagnosis and repair of video and audio errors (i.e., video freeze, macro-blocking, loss of audio, etc.) whenever or wherever they occur in the network, so service providers can deliver services with excellent quality, thus ensuring an optimal quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers. Sentry accomplishes this through its unique combination of unprecedented visibility into network anomalies at the IP and MPEG layers, scalability to monitor every program in the network and its real-time, 24/7 operation. Sentry is proven in deployments with service providers worldwide, including nine of the top 10 U.S. cable operators.

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About TechAmerica Foundation

TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 2009, the foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. It disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. The foundation also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the foundation’s findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.

About Tektronix

Mixed Signals was acquired by Tektronix in May 2010. As an industry-leading innovator of digital content monitoring solutions, Tektronix enables video service providers to proactively identify, diagnose and repair picture and audio quality errors that degrade the television viewing experience. For more than sixty years, engineers have turned to Tektronix for test, measurement and monitoring solutions to solve design challenges, improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. Tektronix is a leading supplier of test instrumentation for engineers focused on electronic design, manufacturing, and advanced technology development. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix serves customers worldwide and offers award-winning service and support. Stay on the leading edge at www.tektronix.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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