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ESE HD-488E HD SDI Time Code Generator/Reader/Inserter - 1 3/4in Rack Mount
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    ESE HD-488E HD SDI Time Code Generator/Reader/Inserter - 1 3/4in Rack Mount

    Manufacturer: ESE

    Item #: ESE-HD-488E   •   MFG #: HD-488E


    List Price:$2,995.00
    Our Price:$2,629.40

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    Availability: Direct Ship From Manufacturer
    Item ships directly from the manufacturer. Normal delivery time is 2-7 business days and is subject to manufacturer availability. Need it sooner? Call 800-522-2025, or email Customer Service for expedited delivery options.
    • Special Order Item: non-cancelable, non-returnable, non-refundable.
    • 2 - 7 Day Normal Delivery Time - Faster Shipping Options at Checkout or Call Us.



    The HD-488E is a Time Code Reader, Generator and Inserter for HD (High Definition) Serial Digital Interface (SDI) video. Linear Time Code (LTC) and RP-188 Time Code are both read and generated by the HD-488E. The unit accepts a multitude of HD formats. The inserter mode provides the ability to superimpose time and/or user bits onto video with alphanumeric characters. As many as thirty characters of text may also be superimposed onto the video. Flexibility is also provided to the user, allowing for selection of the information to be displayed (time, time and user bits or text) on up to three different windows. The three windows are independent of each other and may be blanked.

    The HD-488E is an enhanced version of the HD-488. New features include selectable color fonts, selectable onscreen date formats and front-panel entry of user text data.

    • Features

      • Accepts Multiple HD Formats
      • Generates/Reads/Inserts LTC/RP188 Time Code
      • Dual LTC Output
      • USB Setup Interface
      • User Friendly Control
      • Time Zone Offset
      • Compatible with ES-466 (Up/Down Presettable Timer)
      • LCD Setup/Status Display
      • Seven Selectable Font Colors
      • Selectable Onscreen Date Formats (YMD, DMY, MDY)
      • Front Panel User Text Entry
      • Universal Power Supply (90-264 VAC)

      • Options
      • Ant High performance antenna for challenging EMI environments. Available with GPS option only.
      • DC DC Operation: Requires the unit to be powered from a DC source exclusively, typically +12 to +35 VDC.
      • ESE ESE Time Code Input. Cannot be ordered with the IRIG input.
      • GPS GPS Receiver. An internal GPS receiver and LCD menu synchronization option are added.
      • IRIG IRIG-A/B/G input plus IRIG-B Analog & TTL outputs. Cannot be ordered with the ESE Time Code input.
      • NTP NTP Time Server. NTP Time Server output & Network Control input via Ethernet (10/100Base-T, RJ-45).
      • NTP-C NTP Client. NTP Clients synchronize with an NTP server.
      • OCXO OCXO: Provides an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator.
      • RS RS-232C output of GPS receiver. Motorola Binary Format, Position/Status/Data Message once per second. Available with GPS option only.
      • UL "UL" Approved Power Supply: The unit is supplied with a UL/CSA approved wall mount power supply.
    • Uses

      • Transcode RP-188 to LTC
      • Transcode LTC to RP-188
      • Time Code / Time of Day / User Text Window burn
      • Master Time Code Generator
      • GPS Master Clock (w/GPS option)
      • NTP Sourced Master Clock (w/NTP-C option)
      • GPS sourced NTP Server (w/NTP & GPS options)
      • IRIG Sourced NTP Server (w/NTP & IRIG options)
      • IRIG-B Generator (w/IRIG option)
      • Transcode IRIG A/B/G to IRIG-B or SMPTE Codes (w/IRIG option)
      • Transcode SMPTE Codes to IRIG-B (w/IRIG option)
      • Drive standard ESE Remote Displays with Time of Day

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