Trilogy Previews New Mentor CX at IBC 2018

Issued September 2018

Trilogy, a Clear-Com® company, will showcase its new Mentor CX change-over unit at IBC2018. The Mentor CX provides automatic switching of video and audio test signals when used with main and backup Mentor RG Signal Pulse Generators.


The Mentor product family is suitable for any digital or mixed format environment where a high quality digital SPG is required. Mentor CX provides a manual or automatic changeover between a pair of Mentor RG generators, providing the maximum possible security for on-air applications.


The Mentor CX Changeover unit is designed to ensure timing and synchronization of audio, video and timecode are hot redundant in any Broadcast or professional media application. The Mentor CX can monitor up to 22 different channels of multiple types of digital and analog signals, from both RG units, with any disruption of those signals facilitating a changeover to the secondary Mentor RG.


The Vector web management system makes configuration of changeover conditions simple and easy to manage. The CX’s Vector also monitors and displays status of both Mentor RG’s, including Sync, NTP and PTP health.


“With the forthcoming addition of the Mentor CX the market’s latest and most accurate Mentor SPG system is now fully redundant with all video and audio test and synchronization signals monitored and backed up,” said Stephen Sandford, Senior Product Manager at Clear-Com. “The Vector browser-based management software, together with SNMP status, provides all the assurance needed to ensure stable and consistent timing signals in a broadcast station or truck.”


The Mentor CX, is expected to ship by the end of the year and will be available to view on Clear-Com’s Booth 10 D29 at IBC 2018, together with a wide range of both Trilogy and Clear-Com’s trusted communication solutions.