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ES-488U SMPTE Timecode System - Black
  • ES-488U SMPTE Timecode System - Black
  • ES-488U SMPTE Timecode System - Black
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ES-488U SMPTE Timecode System - Black

Manufacturer: ESE

Item #: ES-488U   •   MFG #: ES 488U


List Price:$1,195.00
Our Price:$1,135.49

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Availability: Direct Ship From Manufacturer
Item ships directly from the manufacturer and is subject to manufacturer availability. We will contact you with expected availability. You can also email [email protected], chat or call customer service (800)-522-2025 for expedited delivery options.
  • Special Order Item: non-cancelable, non-returnable, non-refundable.


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The ES-488U is a microprocessor-based unit which can Generate, Read and Video Insert SMPTE time code. All controls are front panel mounted while the inputs and outputs are accessible via rear mounted connectors. If option "R" is ordered, the unit may be remotely operated via RS232 interface to a PC running the Control Panel software.

  • Features

    • Reader/Generator "Hold" control
    • Presettable Time & User Bits
    • Reads/ Generates Time and User Bits
    • .56" yellow LED display
    • Regenerated Time Code output
    • Error Bypass
    • Reads 1/30 to 30x play speed
    • Drop-Frame/Non Drop-frame modes with indicator
    • Video/Blackburst and Color Frame inputs
    • 2 Video outputs
    • Position/Size/Brightness controls for Video Insert
    • Keyed/Transparent/Background/No Background Modes
    • SMPTE, EBU & Film modes
    • Optional RS232 Remote Control Interface
    • 220-240 VAC (110-120 VAC is standard) & UL options available
    • Various Options available: Black, J(3), P(1), R(4)(6), UL, W(1)
  • Options

    • (Black)Black Anodized Front panel-option availabel when standard panel is clear anodized List: $15
    • (ESE) ESE Serial Time Code Output List: $30
    • (EXT{1,5 or10}) External Input of either 1 MHz, 5 MHz, or 10 MHz (for use with "in-house" Standard) List: $70
    • (IRIG) IRIG-B or IRIG-E Time Code may be specified (not available with SMPTE/EBU) List: $300
    • (NPR) NPR (National Public Radio) Time Code INput (excluxive) with ESE Time Code Output List: $135
    • (NTP) NTP Client Display will synchronize exclusively with an NTP server List: $120
    • (6-Digit) Six-Digit Display: A 6-Digit (Hr, Min & Sec) Front Panel Mounted Display (.55" LED) is provided. Option 'P' is required. List: $200
    • (9-Digit) Nine-Digit Display: A 9-Digit (Days, Hr, Min & Sec) Front Panel Mounted Display (.55" LED) is provided. Option 'P' is required. List: $300
    • (Ant) GPS Antenna: High Performance GPS Antenna for harsh RF Environments. List: $195
    • (B) Parallel BCD Output: CMOS compatible, 5-volt logic in parallel four-line format. Specify the ES-169B. List: $300
    • BBU Battery Back-Up: An internal Gel-Cell battery is provided capable of maintaining the unit's microprocessor for up to a 4-hour power outage. List: $130
    • (TZ) Time Zone Offset via internal DIP Switch List: $30
    • (Q) 9" x 3 1/2" Front Panel for Console Mount Applications (Case is 8" Deep) List: $80
    • (RS) RS232C ASCII Computer Interface (RS422A available on a custom basis) List: $50
    • (UL) "UL" Approve Wall Mount Power Supply List: $60
    • (V) DC Power (12 VDC) List: $30
    • (W) 3-Wire Line Cord (2-Wire Line Cord is Standard on many units) List: $16
    • (Wall) Wall Mount Enclosure replaces standard enclosure List: $80
    • (DC) DC Operation: Requires the unit to be powered from a DC source exclusively, typically +12 to +35 VDC. List: $250
    • (SMPTE/EBU) SMPTE or EBU Time Code outputs: SMPTE or EBU Time Code outputs may be specified (not available with IRIG). List: $300
    • (HR) Relay Closure: Option "HR" provides a user programmable relay contact closure. The standard contact closure occurs on the Hour and Half Hour. If contact closures at other times are desired, the user can program up to four relay closures using the PC Software, which can be downloaded from the ESE web site. The reed relay is rated at 10 watts maximum resistive load (500 mA switching current) and is intended for control applications only. The relay contacts are accessible on the DB-9 connector. List: $50
    • (J) 220 VAC/50 Hz Operation: The unit is configured to operate from 220 VAC line voltage. 117 VAC 50/60 Hz is standard. List: $30
    • (K) provides a 10 MHz output and a 1 KHz output. Option '10ns' is required if option 'K' is specified. UL "UL" Approved Power Supply: The unit is supplied with a UL/CSA approved wall mount power supply. List: $300

    • Included at no charge
    • Option 'P' is required
    • EBU and/or PAL may also be specified
    • Specify the ES-169B
    • Not available with option "Wall"
    • ESE time code output option may be specified if ordering 'NTP' option
    • Specifying option 'NTP' for the ES-185U or the ES-911/GPS provides an NTP server, option price is $400
    • '10ns' option must be specified

      Custom "DST" available @ 150 on any Master Clock with DST feature
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