The VSG-410 high definition signal generator is a half-rack width portable or stationary signal generator that is used both as a test signal generator and a master time generator. As a test signal generator, the VSG-410 can produce analog, digital, and audio test signals required in a broadcast facility.
As a master time generator, the VSG-410 inputs time information from various reference sources, including global positioning systems (GPS) and network time protocol (NTP) servers. It contains an internal timing engine that processes the incoming reference information, makes appropriate conversions to different time bases, and maintains a consistent time base, which is used to drive the outputs. The VSG-410 provides a digital audio reference signal (DARS) output, as well as a vertical interval time code (VITC) and absolute time reference (ATR) support for blackburst video outputs.
General navigation is performed via front panel controls, but can also be controlled remotely using CCS Navigator software or NUCLEUS a user customizable remote control panel.