Contemporary Research CRC-ATSC-SDI4


The ATSC-SDI 4 is the first HDTV Tuner that features a native HD-SDI port, as well as MPEG2 and MPEG4 decoding. It is controllable via RS-232, IP, and IR commands. An onboard Web page enables remote Web control. A new menu-driven display simplifies setup, and a front-panel USB port makes firmware updates a snap. The new compact enclosure allows mounting of two tuners in a single rack space.

The integral HD-SDI output allows inclusion of 708/608 captioning, choice of AES stereo or AC-3 audio, and scaled output set to a constant 1080p, 1080i, 720p, or 480i resolution. The ASI port outputs the full MPEG stream, including all programs, audio options and data at native resolutions.

A universal TV tuner, the ATSC-SDI 4 can receive both analog and digital channels, in ATSC, NTSC, and clear QAM formats. Using an optional RF switcher, the tuner can switch between Antenna and Cable feeds.

TecNec ATSC-SDI 4-HDTV Tuner SDI, ASI Includes:

  • HD2-RC IR remote
  • 12 VDC power supply

TecNec ATSC-SDI 4-HDTV Tuner SDI, ASI Features:

  • Tunes analog and digital channels in ATSC, NTSC, and clear QAM formats
  • An HD-SDI port outputs the tuned program, with captioning and V-Chip data, scaled to a set resolution up to 1080p
  • Component, and composite video ports, as well as stereo, and digital coax and TOSlink optical audio ports
  • New update - User can set 1080i/720p for 60 or 59.94 Hz, 1080p fixed to 60 Hz
  • Dolby 5.1 or PCM/Variable PCM digital audio formats for digital audio ports
  • HD-SDI selectable to pass through Dolby 5.1 as AC-3 or decode to stereo AES audio
  • Front-panel text and onscreen menus for tuner setup
  • Web page for remote setup and control
  • Supports dual Air/Cable tuning with optional RF switch
  • 608 and 708 closed captioning embedded in SDI output
  • Internal scaler displays all channels at selected resolution
  • Rack-mountable in 1RU, two across
  • Full ASCII 2-way RS-232/Telnet commands, AMX, Crestron, and RTI modules available, discrete IR and Wired IR commands
  • RS-232 can be daisy-chained to control up to 9 tuners from a single RS-232 port, or control any number of tuners via Ethernet
  • Field updatable for control and HD processing firmware via front and rear USB
  • Meets RoHS and California energy-saving standards
  • Options for single and dual rack mounts, stereo mixer/amplifier, external RF-AB RF switch

TecNec ATSC-SDI 4-HDTV Tuner SDI, ASI Specifications:

  • Physical:
    • 8.5" [216mm] wide x 1.75" [44mm] height (1RU) x 8.0" [203mm] deep
    • 2.25 lbs [1 kg]
    • 1RU Rack mounting for one or two units side-by-side (RK1, RK2EZ)
    • For HRF Half-Racks, use the RK2EZ kit to mount each tuner
    • RoHS compliant and energy-efficiency meets new California standards
  • Tuning:
    • Cable/RF input, switchable with optional RF-AB RF A-B Switch
    • Type: ATSC, NTSC and Clear QAM
    • DTV Standards: (1080i/720p/480p/480i)
    • Aspect Ratio: Adjustable, variety of modes for 16:9 and 4:3 broadcasts
    • Captioning: Analog and Digital, set by program for size, font, and attributes
    • Favorites: Favorite channel menu
    • Lock: Parental option for channels and/or rating
  • Front Panel:
    • Power , Menu, Setup and Select buttons
    • Up and Down (Channel Up and Down) buttons
    • Left and Right (Volume Up and Down) buttons
    • Text Display, white text on blue LCD, channel and setup information
    • IR Sensor
    • Mini USB Port for control and drag-and-drop firmware updates
  • Back Panel:
    • RF Input: Air/Cable, `F', female, 75 ohm impedance, -10 to 25 dBmV typical
    • Supports dual Cable and Air tuning with optional RF-AB RF A-B Switch
    • New digital RF tuning for improved sensitivity
    • Digital Outputs:
      • HD-SDI: Embedded stereo AES or Dolby 5.1 audio, Dolby 5.1 selectable to pass through as AC-3 or decoded to stereo AES audio, includes 708/608 captioning data
      • Native channel resolution or scale to fixed resolution (1080p/1080i/720p/480i)
      • Set HD refresh rates to 1080p 60Hz, 1080i/720p 59.94 or 60 Hz
      • Digital Audio: Coax and TOSlink optical output, Dolby 5.1, PCM, or PCM variable
    • AV Outputs:
      • Simultaneous with HD output
      • Component: RCA Pr, Pb, Y outputs follow SDI settings
      • Composite Video: RCA female jack
      • Audio L and R: 2 stereo RCA female jacks, variable level
    • Control:
      • Ethernet RJ-45 10/100: Telnet/ UDP control, Web pages (option for password protection)
      • RS-232: DB-9 male, RS-232 data link to control system
      • 300 to 19,200 baud (9600 default), 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit
      • IR: 3.5 mm stereo input for external IR sensor or wired IR, discrete codes available
      • Air/Cable: 3.5 mm output to operate the RF-AB RF A-B Switch
    • Power:
      • 2.1mm coaxial jack (inside center conductor positive)
      • 1 A maximum, 11 to 14 VDC, 12 VDC typical

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