August 24, 2011

Tektronix WFM5200 Waveform Monitor Wins Prestigious Product Award at BIRTV 2011

BEIJING, CHINA – Tektronix, Inc., the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, today announced that its WFM5200 Waveform Monitor has won the prestigious Product Award at Beijing International Radio , TV & Film Equipment Exhibition 2011 (BIRTV 2011).  The award recognizes the WFM5200 for its advanced capabilities required in modern production, post production and broadcast applications. Tektronix will showcase the award winning WFM5200 and other innovative video test solutions August 24 – 27 at Booth #3008 in the China International Exhibition Center, Beijing.

The new WFM5200 is the world’s smallest full-featured waveform monitor and can monitor up to four 3G-SDI signals simultaneously – making it well suited for use in OB vans, studio control rooms, and post production houses doing editing, special effects and color correction. With software that can be tailored to specific applications, the new products meet the growing trend toward “fit for purpose” products that can easily be integrated into an existing system architecture.

“We’re glad to see that companies like Tektronix continue to innovate each year,” said Zhang Hong, Vice President of Administration Center of Digital Film Content, SARFT. “We do appreciate the contribution from these industry leaders on enabling the growing transition to 3G/HD -SDI technologies. By winning the product award this year, Tektronix has again demonstrated its technology leadership in the industry.”

"It is a great honor to receive this outstanding product award so soon after its introduction to the market,” said Felix Wong, marketing director of Tektronix, Asia Pacific Region. “We’re continually expanding our solution offerings to meet today’s customer needs. The WFM5200 provides a wide range of software options in a compact form factor which makes it an ideal solution for basic video and audio monitoring requirements with the reliability of the Tektronix advanced waveform monitors family. ”

Other Tektronix Highlights from BIRTV 2011:

Enhanced Sentry Digital Content Monitor With New Reporting Capabilities

Tektronix has added significant new reporting capabilities to its award-winning Sentry® digital content monitor which is used by leading cable television operators to improve the quality of their video services by quickly identifying, diagnosing and repairing video and audio errors that can degrade viewers’ quality of experience (QoE). See Sentry’s new capabilities for Program Availability reporting and Closed Captioning monitoring at booth #3008.

New 3D Video Monitoring and Measurement Features for Production and Post-Production Applications

The new 3D video monitoring capabilities will be available as standard with all new WFM8300 and WVR8300 instruments. These new capabilities will also be available on the WFM8200 and the WVR8200 instruments with the purchase of Option 3D. Existing WFM8300 and WVR8300 instruments as well as WFM8200 and WVR8200 instruments with Option 3D can also be upgraded with the new features free of charge through the new firmware upgrade available on

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The Beijing International Radio Film & Television Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV Exhibition) is the most prestigious industry event for the radio, film, and TV industries in China.  It is the only such exhibition that has support from the China government and is listed number one among supported exhibitions in China’s 11th Five Year Development Plan of Culture.

About Tektronix
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

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