The ES-161UE is a Time Code display featuring .56" yellow LED displays and 19 inch front mount rack panel. The unit accepts, via the rear-mounted BNC connector, either ESE Time Code (TC76, TC89, or TC90) 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 ES-161UE 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 Code™ from a timer, the unit will display Minutes, Seconds and Tenths of Seconds (if the timer has the Tenths option).
With additional options, the ES-161UE can function as a Time Code Converter. If Option NPR is ordered, the unit will read NPR Time Code exclusively and translate it to an ESE TC90 output, accessible on a rear-mounted BNC connector. Up to 100 slave units may be driven, up to 4000' away. If Option RS is ordered, an RS-232C or RS-422A/RS-485 ASCII output is provided. 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, and software is supplied to enable a computer to read the ASCII output and set the computer's clock. If Option ESE is ordered, an ESE Time Code Output is avaliable on a rear-mounted BNC connector. This output is capable of driving up to 100 other ESE Time Code Readers at a distance of up to 4000'.