Meinberg offers a modular and flexible way to synchronise broadcast applications
Time and frequency synchronisation experts, Meinberg, has updated its dedicated broadcast modules for video synchronisation input, video signal generation and studio clock generation.
Designed for Meinberg’s Intelligent Modular Synchronisation series, the modularity concept allows professional broadcasters to fulfil simple and demanding synchronisation requirements. Standardised form factors and backplane interfaces allow swapping modules and components between all members of the IMS family. With the wide range of available I/O modules, users can set up an IMS system to provide any combination of sync signal interfaces.
The updated video signal generation module VSG181 is now available and the successor of the VSG180 that will still be available for some time. The VSG181 provides new signal formats like NTSC Black Burst with VITC (Vertical Interval Timecode) support and additional LTC (Linear Time Code) formats. This module also includes an on-board OCXO to ensure safe signal changeovers in chassis with redundant clocks.Special IMS Modules
The new video signal input card VSI180 provides video signals as a reference to an IMS clock/receiver module. The module can process Black Burst (PAL) with VITC or Prescaler Mode (frequency only), LTC with 25 frames per second and programmable Word Clock rates. The VSI module also has an input interface for 1PPS to synchronise the receiver module.Input IMS Modules
Completing the line-up of dedicated broadcast modules is the IMS SCG180, which generates various Word-Clock or DARS (AES11) signals for studio applications. A variant of the SCG is the SCG-B (SCG-B Studio Clock Generator Balanced) card for generating “Digital Audio Reference Signals”. The 25pin D-Sub female connector provides four symmetrical DARS outputs, which is configurable via the web interface.Special IMS Modules
All the new and updated modules – including Meinberg’s entire IMS range, are available exclusively in the UK from APC, who has over 30 years’ experience in bespoke time synchronisation systems. With Meinberg’s IMS series offering built-in redundancy for synchronisation sources, power supplies and cooling in combination with highly modular slot-based chassis, APC’s time experts can help you design and specify the ideal system for your broadcast applications.