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MON210

What is it?

MON210 dual channel monitoring encoderDual channel SDI to PAL/NTSC or Y/C monitoring encoder.

Reason to choose it...

It's a cost-effective monitoring solution which will make the most of your rack space (by allowing you to fit up to 24 channels in 2U), while giving you up to five analogue outputs per channel perfect for those applications where space and cost are at a premium.

Ideal for...

Any Standard Definition multi-channel content monitoring applications requiring multiple analogue outputs such as driving picture monitors, waveform monitors and vector scopes.

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  • Main features
  • Details
  • Specs
  • What outputs do I get?
  • What do I order?
  • Who's using it?

Main features

  • Dual channel SDI to PAL/NTSC or Y/C monitoring encoder
  • Provides non-broadcast conversion of SDI sources - ideal for driving picture monitors, waveform monitors and vector scopes
  • Maximum of five composite (or two Y/C pairs and one composite) outputs per channel
  • 8 bit input with 9 bit D to A converter to maintain composite signal resolution
  • Continuously variable gain of +/-10%
  • Ideal for multi-channel content monitoring applications requiring multiple analogue outputs where space and cost are at a premium
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either RM01, RM02 or RM18)
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 MON210 in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Manual control (board edge switches)
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

Multi-channel content monitoring

The MON210 is a dual channel SDI to composite monitoring encoder. It provides non-broadcast conversion of SDI sources to PAL/NTSC or Y/C.

It provides two inputs and a maximum of five composite outputs for each channel, or two Y/C pairs and one composite.

Four of the outputs are link selectable between composite and Y/C, while one is a fixed composite output.

Use it for multiple applications

The MON210 is ideal for driving picture monitors, waveform monitors and vector scopes. It is particularly suited to any multi-channel content monitoring applications requiring multiple analogue outputs where space and cost are at a premium (and signal distribution is not required).

Many useful features

It has an 8 bit input with a 9 bit digital to analogue converter to maintain the composite signal resolution, and includes the flexibility of selectable blanking. It has continuously variable gain of +/-10% and a basic modulated ramp analogue test pattern which is useful for correct installation.

Flexible outputs

Flexible outputs are available with the rear module selected depending on the number of outputs required.

The RM01 frame rear module gives two composite outputs or one Y/C output per channel.

The RM02 gives access to four composite outputs or two Y/C outputs of the first channel, and three composite outputs or one Y/C output with an additional Y of the second channel.

The RM18 gives access to five composite outputs or two Y/C outputs per channel.

Save rack space

Crystal Vision frameThe MON210 is a space-saving 100mm x 266mm module which is housed alongside any other product in the standard frames - available in 2U, 1U and desk top box sizes - and with up to 12 boards - or 24 channels - fitting in 2U.

Choose your control

The MON210 can be either controlled manually using board edge switches or by using GPI inputs and outputs.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

Weight: 170g

Power consumption: 7 Watts

VIDEO INPUT

Two SDI inputs

270Mb/s to EBU 3267-E and SMPTE 259

Cable equalisation >200m Belden 8281 or equivalent

Auto or manual 625/525 line selection

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Maximum of five composite outputs or two Y/C outputs per channel with RM18 frame rear module (two composite outputs or one Y/C output per channel with RM01, and four composite outputs or two Y/C outputs of the first channel and three composite outputs or one Y/C output with an additional Y of the second channel with RM02)

Most outputs are selectable between composite and Y/C using movable links, with one output fixed as composite

ANALOGUE PERFORMANCE

12 bit precision

Frequency response: +/-0.3dB 0 to 5.5 MHz

Signal to Noise: <-54dB weighted luminance or chrominance

Blanking: To PAL/NTSC specification horizontally and vertically with selectable VBI blanking. PAL lines 7 to 22 and 320 to 335 and NTSC lines 10 to 20 and 273 to 282

Gain adjustment (Y, C or composite): +/-10%

DELAY THROUGH BOARD

1.5us

TEST PATTERNS

Modulated ramp analogue test pattern, selectable at board edge

GPI INPUT LEVELS

Active pull to ground, pulled up to 5V through 10 kohm

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

Electrically: Open collector transistors 30V, 330 ohm current limit resistors. Pulled up to 5V through 10 kohm

GPI INPUTS

Four GPI inputs

625 or 525 line standard for Channels A and B (if manual select)

VBI blanked or unblanked for Channels A and B

GPI OUTPUTS

Two GPI outputs

SDI present for Channels A and B

LED INDICATION OF:

Power supplies on board

SDI input present for Channels A and B

SDI input lock error for Channels A and B

625/525 line input standard for Channels A and B

LOCAL CONTROL

Board edge control of:

625 or 525 standard for Channels A and B

VBI blanked or unblanked for Channels A and B

Test pattern or serial input for Channels A and B

Setup on/off and chroma bandwidth select (NTSC only)

 

What outputs do I get?

Signal inputs and outputs are accessed by using an appropriate rear module.

The rear modules slot on to the back of the frame and typically feature BNC, D-Type, 'easywire' DIN 41612, RJ45 and optical connectors. The single and double slot rear modules can be used with all three frame sizes, while the quad slot rear modules just fit the 2U frames.

There are three rear modules available for MON210...

RM01 rear module label and connections

More about the RM01

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: You just want to use one frame slot and you only need two composite (or one Y/C) per channel

Also used for: ADDEC-210, ADDEC-310, ALLDAC, DADA208, DADA208D, DADA208N, REFGEN, VDA110M HD, VDA110R HD and VDA210M HD

Real RM01 rear module

RM01 rear module label for MON210

MON210 inputs and outputs with RM01 rear module

 

RM02 rear module label and connections

More about the RM02

Connectors: 27 BNCs (shared by 3 boards)

Frame slots used: 4

Boards in 2U: 9

Boards in 1U: N/A

Boards in desk top box: N/A

Why use it: You are using three or more MON210 (or the other boards listed below) and you want four composite (or two Y/C) outputs of the first channel and three composite (or one Y/C) of the second

Also used for: ALLDAC, DADA208, DADA208D, DADA208N, REFGEN, VDA110M HD, VDA110R HD and VDA210M HD

Real RM02 rear module

RM02 rear module label for MON210

MON210 inputs and outputs with RM02 rear module

 

RM18 rear module label and connections

More about the RM18

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: You want the maximum outputs: five composite (or two Y/C) per channel

Also used for: ALLDAC, REFGEN, VDA110M HD, VDA110R HD and VDA210M HD

Real RM18 rear module

RM18 rear module label for MON210

MON210 inputs and outputs with RM18 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the MON210 block diagram.

What do I order?

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Items for quote

First you need the 100mm x 266mm module...

MON210
Dual channel SDI to composite PAL/NTSC or Y/C monitoring encoder

Next choose your frame size and power supplies - from 2U to desk top box...

Indigo 2AE
2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 2SE
CoolFlow 2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo DT
Desk top box with passive front panel for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply
Indigo DTSE
Desk top box with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
PSU-160i
160 Watts power supply for 1U (non-DP) and 2U frames. 1U frames require one PSU-160i (no redundancy). 2U frames require either one PSU-160i (no redundancy) or two PSU-160i if power supply redundancy is required

You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...

RM01
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of MON210 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Gives access to two composite outputs or one Y/C output per channel
RM02
Four slot frame rear module. One rear module used for three MON210, allowing nine MON210 in 2U. Gives access to four composite outputs or two Y/C outputs of the first channel, and three composite outputs or one Y/C output with an additional Y of the second channel
RM18
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six MON210 in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Gives access to five composite outputs or two Y/C outputs per channel

The MON210 is controlled by board edges switches - therefore you will not require a control panel or PC software.

 

Who's using it?

Users of Crystal Vision D to A encoders include...

  • Advanced System Integrated Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • A.F.M. Medientechnik (Germany)
  • Al Jazeera (Qatar)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • AVC (UK)
  • Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • BCI (Singapore)
  • Bright Space Technologies (UK)
  • BSkyB (UK)
  • Capital Studios (UK)
  • Channel 4 (UK)
  • Channel 9 (Greece)
  • Channel TV (Jersey)
  • Chelsea Football Club (UK)
  • Chicopee Telecom (USA)
  • Closed Caption Latina (Colombia)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Doordarshan Kendra (India)
  • EastEnders (UK)
  • Elektronika (Slovakia)
  • EPIC (UK)
  • E to E (UK)
  • FIFA Studios (Switzerland)
  • FOR-A Italy (Italy)
  • GigaSat (UK)
  • HB Communications (USA)
  • HD Vietnam (Vietnam)
  • Ideal Shopping Direct (UK)
  • INC Technologies (Kuwait)
  • Internet Videocommunications (UK)
  • Megahertz Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Millbank Studios (UK)
  • Mitcorp (UK)
  • Molinare (UK)
  • Nova TV (Bulgaria)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • Playbox Technology (UK)
  • RAI (Italy)
  • Roll to Record (UK)
  • Royal Opera House (UK)
  • RTI (UK)
  • RUV (Iceland)
  • Sat-Comm (UK)
  • SBS (Denmark)
  • Siemens (UK)
  • Smart TV (UK)
  • Soc Trang TV (Vietnam)
  • Stefi Productions (Greece)
  • Studios A/S (Denmark)
  • STV (UK)
  • TCS Telecom e Serv. Srl (Italy)
  • TeleStudio Modena (Italy)
  • The ADI Group (UK)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • The Reality TV Channel (Greece)
  • TJK (Turkey)
  • TRT (Turkey)
  • TTI (UK)
  • TVA (Germany)
  • TVT Television Versioning & Translation Ltd. (UK)
  • UBS Bank (UK)
  • unbitte entertainment (Germany)
  • United Broadcast & Media Solutions LLC (UAE)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • United Studios (Israel)
  • UTCC (Thailand)
  • Videocation (Germany)
  • Vinh Puhc TV (Vietnam)
  • Vizrt (Austria)
  • VTC (Vietnam)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • William Hill (UK)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
  • WMGT-TV (USA)
  • WTS Broadcast (UK)
  • Yugra TV (Russia)
  • Zvezda TV (Russia)
 

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