The ES-161U/LX-161U is a Time Code display featuring .56" yellow LED displays. The unit accepts, via the rear-mounted BNC connector, either ESE Time CodeT (TC76T, TC89T, or TC90T) or SMPTE/EBU Time Code (Time of Day only). RS-232C ASCII Time Code (format "0", "1" or "A" at 9600 baud) may be input via the rear-mounted 9-pin connector. The 161U will automatically determine which code is being received. An internal DIP switch is used to configure the display for 12 or 24 Hour format, or to display the Date instead of time-of-day (if incoming time code contains Date information, such as ESE TC90, date-encoded SMPTE/EBU or ASCII formats "1" or "A"). If the Time Zone option is ordered, an internal DIP switch is installed for this function. If receiving ESE Time CodeT from a timer, the unit will display Minutes, Seconds and Tenths of Seconds (if the timer has the Tenths option).
If the NPR Input option is ordered, the unit will read NPR Time Code exclusively and translate it to an ESE TC90T output, accessible on a rear-mounted BNC connector. Up to 100 slave units may be driven, up to 4000' away.
If the RS-232 Output option is ordered, the unit will output the received time in either ESE Format "A" (for time-of-day applications) or Format "B" (for elapsed timer applications). The output format is user selectable. A rear-mounted DB-9 connector is provided.
The unit may be housed in one of three enclosures: the anodized aluminum/woodgrain case (ES-161U); the more rugged baked-powdercoat aluminum case (LX-161U) or a 19", one rack-high panel/chassis (ES-161UP).