Blonder Tongue AP-60-860A Three-Mode Agile Processor

Blonder Tongue AP-60-860A Three-Mode Agile Processor

Blonder Tongue AP-60-860A Three-Mode Agile Processor

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Blonder Tongue AP-60-860A Three-Mode Agile Processor

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  • Three Mode Heterodyne Processing
  • Input: Analog RF, QAM, QAM / 8VSB
  • Output: +60 dBmV Analog RF, +55 dBmV QAM
  • EIA-608 Closed Captions
  • EAS Interface
  • 1RU Rackmount Form Factor
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The AP-60-860A Three-Mode Agile Processor from Blonder Tongue is a digital and analog heterodyne processor. It features three modes: Analog RF, QAM, and QAM / 8VSB; and can output +60 dBmV analog RF and +55 dBmV QAM. The unit is housed in a rackmount chassis that fits in a 1RU rack space.

Accepts one analog RF input: CATV sub-band channels T7-T13, CATV standard channels 2 to 135, VHF channels 2 to 13, and UHF channels 14 to 69; and delivers one Analog RF output: CATV standard channels 2 to 135
Accepts one digital off-air 8VSB or digital cable QAM input: CATV standard channels 2 to 135, VHF channels 2 to 13, and UHF channels 14 to 69; and delivers one analog RF output: CATV standard channels 2 to 135
Equipped with EAS interface which can also be used as an IF (Intermediate Frequency) input
Supports EIA-608 closed captions
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Blonder Tongue AP-60-860A Three-Mode Agile Processor
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Input Connector: 1 x F type female
    Analog Mode (Mode 1):
    Standard: NTSC
    Tuning: CATV: 2 to 135; broadcast: 2 to 69; Sub: T7 to T13
    Bandwidth: 6 Mhz
    Power Level: -20 to +30 dBmV
    QAM Mode (Mode 2):
    Standard: ITU-T J.83 - Annex B (64 and 256 QAM) Tuning Range: CATV channels 2 to135; T7 to T13
    Data Rate: 38.8 Mbps (QAM 256); 26.97 Mbps (QAM 64)
    Bandwidth: 6 MHz
    Power Level: --20 to +30 dBmV
    QAM / 8VSB Mode (Mode 3):
    Standard: 8VSB: ATSC Digital Television A / 53E; QAM: ITU-T J.83 - Annex B (64 and 256 QAM)
    Tuning Range: 8VSB: VHF (NTSC channels 2 to 13), UHF (NTSC channels 14 to 69); QAM: CATV channels 2 to 135 / T7 to T13
    Data Rate: 8VSB: 19.392 Mbps; QAM: 38.8 MBps (QAM 256), 26.97 Mbps (QAM 64)
    Bandwidth: 6 MHz
    Power Level: -20 to +30 dBmV
    Intermediate Frequency (IF) Connector: F type female
    Input / Output Impedance: 75 ohm
    Input Return Loss: 16 dB
    Output Return Loss: 15 dB
    EAS / ALT IF:
    Input Level: +38 dBmV at 45.75 MHz
    Switch Isolation: > 60 dB

    Standby Carrier: +35 dBmV - RF input < -25 dBmV

    Modes 1 and 3
    Aural Frequency: 41.25 MHz
    Visual Frequency: 45.75 MHz
    Composite Loop Output:
    Aural Carrier Level: +20 dBmV
    Visual Carrier Level: +35 dBmV

    Mode 2
    Center Frequency: 44 MHz
    Output Level: +30 dBmV
    Output Modes 1 and 2
    Connector: F type female
    Frequency Range: 54 to 864 MHz
    Channels: UHF, VHF, CATV (standard, HRC IRC)
    Power Level: Mode 1 (analog): +60 dBmV; Mode 2 (QAM): +55 dBmV
    Power Level Range: Mode 1 (Analog): +50 to +62 dBmV (in 0.2 dB increments); Mode 2 (QAM): +45 to +57 dBmV (in 0.2 dB increments)
    Broadband Noise: Mode 1 (Analog) -77 dBc (at +60 dBmV output level, 4 MHz bandwidth); Mode 2 (QAM) -75 dBc (at +55 dBmV output level, 6 MHz bandwidth)
    Spurious: -63 dBc
    Impedance: 75 ohm
    Return Loss: 15 dB
    Aural / Visual Carrier Ratio (Mode 1): -15 dB ±2
    Frequency Tolerance: ±20 kHz; 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C) Adjacent Channel Rejection: 65 dB

    Mode 3
    Connector: F type female
    Frequency Range: 54 to 864 Mhz
    Channels: UHF, VHF, CATV (standard, HRC IRC)
    Power Level: +60 dBmV Power Level Range: +50 to +62 dBmV (in 0.2 dB increments)
    Broadband Noise: -77 dBc (at +60 dBmV output level, 4 MHz bandwidth)
    Spurious: -63 dBc
    Impedance: 75 ohm
    Return Loss: 15 dB
    Aural / Visual Carrier Ratio (Mode 1): -15 dB ±2
    Visual Frequency Tolerance:
    Standard Channels: ±20 kHz; 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    FCC Aeronautical Channels: ±5 kHz; 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    Video Frequency Response: 1.5 dB peak-to valley (fv-0.5 to fv+4.2 MHz)
    Video-to-RMS Hum Ratio: 65 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 58 dB (weighted)
    Differential Gain: 2.0% at 87.5%
    Differential Phase: 1.0°
    Over-modulation Indicator: 87.5%
    Chrominance / Luminance Delay: Per FCC requirements
    Audio:
    Frequency Response: ±1.0 dB
    Frequency Range: 50 Hz to 15 kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 59 dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion: 1.0% at 55 kHz deviation
    Over-modulation Indicator: 55 kHz ±2
    4.5 MHz Audio Carrier Tolerance: ±150 Hz; 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    General
    Alarms / Monitoring / Control Indicators:
    Lock: Green LED
    Stereo Audio: Green LED
    EAS or Alternative IF Activated: Red LED
    Audio Over-modulation: Red LED
    Video Over-modulation: Red LED
    Local Monitoring: Front-panel, 16-channel, 2-line LCD screen

    Local Control: Front-panel, 16-character, 2-line LCD screen; front-panel navigational key-pad; audio and video modulation adjustment; aural carrier adjustment
    Power Requirement 110 VAC at 60 Hz - fuse: 1 A, 250 VDC, SloBlo
    Power Consumption 36 W maximum
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
    Storage Temperature -13 to 158°F / -25 to 70°C
    Humidity 0 to 95% RH at 95°F (35°C) maximum, non-condensing
    Dimensions 19 x 18.6 x 1.8" / 483 x 473 x 44 mm
    Weight 7 lb / 3.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.3 x 23.1 x 3.6"
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