Trilogy Communications will be showcasing the Mentor RG, a sync-and-test pulse generator (SPG), at IBC2017 this September.

IBC2017: Trilogy to unveil Mentor RG

Intercomm solutions specialist Trilogy Communications is presenting the Mentor RG, a new sync-and-test pulse generator (SPG), at IBC2017 this month.

Mentor RG features accuracy and reliability for broadcast reference and test signals. Its design is built on several generations of proven Trilogy sync-and-test generators.

This solution also generates synchronised video, audio and time-code signals for broadcast purposes to an extremely accurate time signature, often provided by a GPS reference system, which is then passed on to the “mission-critical” automation system.

The single-box Mentor RG also ensures “absolute synchronisation” of multiple signals in any broadcast or professional media application.

The Mentor would typically be installed as the master reference generator in a TV station or an outside broadcast (OB) truck. As accurate reference signals are crucial to successful operations, two Mentors and a changeover would be used to give the ultimate in redundancy.

All SD and HD reference and test signals are generated simultaneously for both 525 and 625 TV standards, with independent timing control for all outputs to meet the most demanding requirements.

The Mentor, to be displayed at booth 10. D29, pays special attention to multiple audio generators assignable for AES audio, including DARS; embedded audio in the SD/HD channels; Wordclock; and analogue stereo audio.

“Generations of Trilogy SPG products are widely deployed in many broadcast studios around the world and are trusted for their accuracy and dependability,” said Stephen Sandford, product manager, Trilogy. “We are pleased to build on this legacy with the introduction of Mentor RG and in providing Clear-Com and Trilogy customers access to this latest set of SPG capabilities.”

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