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Tektronix Announces Compact+ Software-Only Version of Spectra2 Testing Solution


Tektronix Announces Compact, Software-Only Version of Spectra2 Testing Solution for VoIP Networks

Spectra2|SE™ Provides Portability, Enabling Testers and Test Script Developers to Perform Field Troubleshooting and Off-line Test Case Development

BEAVERTON, Ore., February 23, 2005 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of network management and diagnostics products, announced the availability of a software-only edition of the Spectra2 that offers a robust remote testing capability for VoIP testers and product development engineers. Known as Spectra2|SE, the software-only edition helps next-generation and traditional equipment manufacturers and carriers test VoIP signaling protocols, including H.323, SIP, RTP, MGCP, and Megaco.

Customers can install the Spectra2|SE software on their own hardware platform, such as a laptop equipped with a standard Network Interface Card (NIC), and can perform the same VoIP testing functions at remote locations and customer sites. Media and QoS VoIP testing for the Spectra2|SE are available options with a new RTP Testing Package that supports active PESQ and voice quality testing of RTP-based media. A Passive QoS Testing package for Spectra2|SE is also available as an option. The combination of signaling and media testing provides quality measurements, analysis of the media, and more complete real-world test scenarios.

"By offering a software-only version of Spectra VoIP testing, we are introducing a tool that is flexible, portable, and affordable for our customers," said Lyn Cantor, Vice President, Communications Test Assurance, Tektronix. "Test scenarios developed on a Spectra2|SE VoIP conformance test can run on a fully equipped Spectra2 VoIP testing platform and vice versa, providing a cost-effective, remote resource that enhances developer productivity and maximizes the product development and delivery investment."

"The Spectra2|SE VoIP testing tool provides the same third-party validation of IP telephony products and services as our industry-standard Spectra2 platform," said Chris Kirk, director of Product Management, Communications Test Assurance, Tektronix. "We now deliver the most essential Spectra2 testing features in a portable, affordable footprint that helps testers and developers to be more productive when they are away from a fully equipped VoIP diagnostic lab. When combined with the ability to perform remote media testing, the Spectra2|SE solution is the most robust software-only diagnostics tool of its kind."

Spectra2|SE VoIP Testing in a Portable, Single-User Format

The Spectra2|SE VoIP testing solution requires a Spectra2|SE software license, Windows 2000 or Windows XP, and a standard PC Network Interface Card (NIC). In addition to the new RTP Testing Package, the Spectra2|SE software-only format also supports the following Spectra2 software packages: VoIP Analyzer, SIP Testing Package, SIP-T Testing Package, H.323 Testing Package, MGCP Testing Package, Megaco Testing package, and the QoS Testing Package.

About Tektronix

Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.

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