The Contemporary Research 232-STS is a versatile RS-232 controlled TV tuner featuring high-quality S-Video video and balanced stereo audio output, switchable composite AV input, closed-captioning and on-screen text, 125 channel access in Off-Air, Cable, HRC, or IRC modes, front-panel operation and feedback, and intelligent RS-232 control. Fully programmable, the unit can restore all settings on power-up from nonvolatile memory. A list of channels can be stored in memory, used to provide convenient channel up/down operation and restrict direct access to other channels. Enjoy a full range of wireless control with the optional IC-RC IR Wireless Remote.
An on board character generator displays on-screen text for closed captioning, channel names, interactive menus, and system feedback. Switchable inputs for composite NTSC video and stereo audio are included for display of PC graphics, VCR, camera or other A/V sources. AV from inputs and off-air broadcast are output as composite video, S-Video and balanced/unbalanced stereo audio.
The front-panel buttons, LEDs, and channel/mode display can be used for general operation and to program basic features for tuning, RS-232 baud rate and local control. Full setup, control, and feedback is provided by RS-232. Up to three units can be controlled from a single RS-232 port. Remote tuning ring channel up and down operation can be accessed through contact closure inputs. In addition, the tuner can be set up and controlled with Tuner Helper PC software, and firmware can be updated with easy-to-use software.
Applications include S-Video TV origination for conference and meeting rooms, board rooms, and home theaters.