In addition to the standard features found in the base unit, Mentor RG has positions for 3 option boards, nominally assigned as:
If no GPS board is fitted, up to 3 TLS or HD boards may be configured in any combination.
Adds independent audio tone generators for analogue, AES and embedded SDI outputs. Sample rate, amplitude and audio frequency are all selectable, with the option of interrupted tone for channel identification.
Allows any of the 5 analogue and 3 SDI outputs to be individually configured from a comprehensive range of test signals:
Customer defined logos may be imported and positioned in any test signal to match corporate branding requirements.
The HD test enables any of the base units 3 SDI or Black outputs to be independently configured for HD test signals.
Full Field Test
As standard, this feature provides the FUBK pattern in all video formats. Other test patterns may be imported and stored in bitmap format for custom testing applications.
Dual LTC outputs together with VITC / DVITC may be locked to the optional GPS receiver or to NTP. In picture timecode may also be optionally displayed in any test signal.
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
The NTP Server option allows the Mentor RG to act as a highly accurate and stable source of time for other broadcast equipment, whilst the client option may be used to lock a ‘Slave’ SPG to a ‘Master’.
Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
The PTP Server option allows the Mentor RG to act as a highly accurate and stable source of time for AES67 or DANTE IP networks. The user has the option to be a PTP master clock or slave.
This provides remote monitoring of power supplies, lock status and presence of external reference inputs using SNMP network monitoring standards.