Tektronix and ScheduALL Integrate Cerify Video Quality and Content Workflow Management System

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 16 -- Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE:TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, and ScheduALL, a leading supplier of broadcast work-flow management solutions have integrated Tektronix Cerify automated quality control and ScheduALL's operations and content workflow management. The integrated systems will be demonstrated at NAB 2007. The integration is performed using the CeriTalk(TM) application programming interface (API), part of Cerify V3.0 and Cerify 200.

ScheduALL is a complete operations workflow management solution designed to meet the fast-paced resource scheduling and business needs of broadcast, post-production and production industries. The CeriTalk Application Program Interface (API) provides integration of Cerify with the management system. This allows the management system to talk directly to Cerify, receive the detailed results of all tests performed and manage the file depending on the results obtained from Cerify.

"Broadcasters increasingly rely on operations and content workflow management systems for control of their business and operations processes," said Rick Legow, President ScheduALL Software. "Until now, video quality control has had to rely on human intervention to carry out the testing and input the results. The integration of Tektronix' Cerify automatic quality control system with ScheduALL fills the missing link in the automation chain."

Cerify V3.0 and Cerify 200 include the CeriTalk API that provides standards compliant XML based integration of Cerify with video broadcast management systems. Testing can be initiated by the management system placing files in one or several hot folders on the video server network and receiving results from Cerify via XML report files. The ScheduALL management system interface links directly to Cerify web-based user interface so that users can drill down to view the file details and information about any quality errors and their exact location in the file.

"We're pleased to be working closely with ScheduALL to provide a complete management system for broadcasters," said Todd Biddle, Vice President, Video Products, Tektronix. "The integration of Tektronix Cerify automatic quality control and ScheduALL's workflow management system provides our joint customers with the ability to automatically and more effectively manage their broadcast operations and content delivery."

About Cerify

Tektronix' Cerify is the leading automatic quality control systems for file based video. Launched at NAB 2006 Cerify has already been selected by major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, and 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.

About ScheduALL

ScheduALL is the broadcast industry's most widely used production and operations management software. ScheduALL is used in more than 1,100 broadcast, satellite, and production facilities worldwide. The software offers complete workflow and resource management that enables clients to optimize personnel, resource, and bandwidth scheduling, leading to increased productivity. ScheduALL's scalable products provide a collaborative platform for users in the broadcast, production, postproduction, satellite/network transmission, and newsroom environments. ScheduALL global and regional users include organizations such as BBC, Fox News Network, The Associated Press, IntelSat, Turner Studios, Mediaset, CBC, ABC Australia, RTL, and SES NewSkies. More information is available at http://www.scheduall.com/.

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, advanced and pervasive technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is http://www.tektronix.com/.

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