SRG-4500 Master Reference and Test Signal Generator

SRG-4500

Master Reference and Test Signal Generator

The SRG-4500 adds UHD while keeping all the stability, features and value that you’ve come to trust from its predecessor, the SRG-4400.

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The SRG-4500 adds UHD while keeping all the stability, features and value that you’ve come to trust from its predecessor, the SRG-4400.

The SRG-4500 is a 1RU state of the art master reference and 3G / HD / SD SDI and UHD test signal generator designed to exacting specifications. The SRG-4500 is the ideal choice for supplying all the required reference timing and test signals needed in today’s complex broadcast facilities.

It provides all the required reference timing signals to precisely time complex broadcast facilities, including: Black Burst, Tri-Level Sync, Word Clock, and DARS. Additionally, the SRG-4500 provides flexible timecode generation delivered through dedicated LTC outputs or embedded VITC through analog and SDI video outputs.

The SRG-4500 features 4 independent 3G-SDI pattern generators, each providing pattern and black outputs. Each output can be embedded with user-selectable test tones and VITC. The test pattern generators feature moving ID slates, ideal for verifying remote links. With the UHD option, pattern generators can be paired to produce quad-link UHD patterns in either 2SI or Quad-Division multiplex formats.

The SRG-4500 ships standard with hot swappable dual power supplies which are accessible from the front panel. Adding the companion ACO-4500, Automatic Changeover unit, the SRG-4500 supplies the reliability needed in modern facility timing systems.

The SRG-4500 comes with advanced networking control via the Ross DashBoard control system. The SRG-4500 also has NTP (Network Time Protocol), GPS time synchronization, and UHD Quad link output options.

Redundancy and Master / Slave Operations
The SRG-4500 is designed to run as a master in standalone or under an external reference input. Where it is critical to have a backup master reference, the ACO-4500 auto changeover unit complements the SRG-4500. This can be user configured to monitor and changeover analog video, SDI video, timecode and AES/EBU digital audio signals.

Inputs (BNC)
75 Ω looping reference
10 MHz terminating reference

Outputs (BNC)
2 Analog Color Black
2 Analog Composite test
6 Color Black/Tri-Level (3 independent pairs)
8 3G/ HD/ SD SDI Color Black with embedded silence (4 independent pairs)
8 3G/ HD/ SD SDI Test Patterns with embedded tone (4 independent pairs)
1 10 MHz reference output

Balanced Audio/AES/LTC Outputs
30 pin high density connector with included breakout panel.

Unbalanced AES Audio
2 AES
1 DARS

Word Clock (BNC)
1 Word Clock output

Timecode Outputs
4 LTC balanced outputs
VITC

Supported Video Standards

  • 480i/59.94 (NTSC-M, NTSC-J)
  • 576i/50 (PAL, PAL-B)
  • 720p/23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
  • 1080i/47.95/48/50/59.94/60
  • 1080pSF/23.98/24/25/29.97/30
  • 1080p/23.98/24/25/29.97/30/47.95/48/50/59.94/60
  • 2160p-2SI/23.98/24/25/29.97/30/47.95/48/50/59.94/60
  • 2160p-Quadrant/23.98/24/25/29.97/30/47.95/48/50/59.94/60

  • 4 independent pairs of Black-Burst / Tri-level Sync Reference output
  • 4 independent pairs of 3G/ HD/ SD SDI Black and Test Pattern Outputs (with embedded audio)
  • 2 independent pairs of UHD Quad link SDI Black and Test Pattern Outputs, supporting 2SI and Square-Division multiplexing (optional)
  • AES digital audio outputs
  • Composite analog video Test and Black outputs
  • DARS (Digital Audio Reference) outputs
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  • LTC Outputs
  • Word Clock outputs
  • NTP Time Synchronization (optional)
  • GPS Time Synchronization (optional)
  • IP Based Control and Monitoring via DashBoard
  • One year warranty

Master Reference and Test Signal Generator

SRG-4500 Master Reference and Test Signal Generator

GPS-4500 GPS Time Synchronization option

NTP-4500 NTP Time Synchronizing option
UHD-4500 UHD Pattern Generator Option

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