Mixed Signals has expanded its Sentry line of digital content monitors with a new version optimized for cable networks and broadcasters, enabling them to know that their programming content is free from video, audio and embedded data errors before it is sent for redistribution by service providers.

Mixed Signals’ Sentry provides the ability to verify the quality of the programming content before it leaves the facilities, whether it’s in MPEG-2 or H.264. Sentry also enables networks and broadcasters to make sure that ads and EBIF triggers are properly embedded within their programming.

Mixed Signals Sentry

“By using Sentry, [networks and broadcasters] can now know the content is compressed without errors and have an apples-to-apples comparison with service providers on the other side,” said Eric Conley, CEO of Mixed Signals. “As it discovers errors, Sentry helps them quickly diagnose and fix the underlying issues.”

Sentry gives networks and broadcasters the ability to monitor all of their programming in real time for any errors related to ETV or to video and audio quality issues, such as tiling, pixelization, loss of video or audio, and audio level issues.

Sentry is used by the top-nine U.S cable operators and by three of the top-five Canadian cable ops.

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