Alameda, CA – April 9, 2018 –Trilogy Communications, a supplier of intercom solutions and master reference generators and a subsidiary of Clear-Com®, is pleased to report increasing sales momentum of Mentor RG, the new sync and test pulse generator (SPG), with multiple units sold in Europe since it began shipping in November 2017.
“The reaction from customers to the Mentor RG has been incredibly positive, and this is reflected in the exceptionally good sales figures in just a few months,” said John Sparrow, Senior Systems Consultant, Clear-Com. “Broadcasters are already coming to rely upon the unparalleled accuracy and reliability of the Mentor RG for broadcast reference and test signals.”
Broadcasters including ZDF (Germany), TRT (Turkey), Cinevideo (Italy), Televizja Polska (Poland) and TV Arena Sport (Serbia) are among the early adopters of the Mentor RG.
The Mentor RG generates synchronized video, audio and timecode signals for broadcast purposes to an extremely accurate time signature, often provided by a GPS reference system, which is then passed on to the ‘mission critical’ automation system. The single box solution ensures absolute synchronization of multiple signals in any broadcast or professional media application. Since accurate reference signals are crucial to successful operations, two Mentors and a changeover would be used to give the ultimate in redundancy.
All SD and HD reference and test signals are generated simultaneously for both 525 and 625 standards, with independent timing control for all outputs to meet the most demanding requirements. The Mentor pays special attention to multiple audio generators assignable for AES audio including DARS; embedded audio in the SD/HD channels; Wordclock; and Analog stereo audio.
The Mentor RG also provides redundancy options to ensure uptime of the system. There is a selection of options to upgrade and customize as needed.