Link Electronics PTC-892 Caption Encoder/Decoder SD-SDI/Analog

Link Electronics PTC-892 Caption Encoder/Decoder SD-SDI/Analog

Link Electronics PTC-892 Caption Encoder/Decoder SD-SDI/Analog

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Link Electronics PTC-892 Caption Encoder/Decoder SD-SDI/Analog Rear


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  • V-Chip Compatible
  • TSID Ready
  • LTC Input & "B" Type USB Port
  • Data Recovery of Caption & Text
  • Weather Lift Up to 4 Lines
  • SD-SDI Analog Encoded Outputs
  • User-Selectable Data Recovery Modes
  • Multiple Settings
  • SD Analog Decoded Output
  • Option Modem
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Link Electronics PTC-892 overview

  • 1Description

The PTC-892 Caption Encoder/Decoder SD-SDI/Analog from Link Electronics offers captioning encoder, decoder, and data recovery functionality and is capable of inserting, decoding, and recovering data of captions and text for NTSC/PAL for the following signals: composite, Y/C, S-video, RGB, YUV, and SDI.

Captioning and text may be inserted (encoded) in either field of the Vertical Blanking Interval (VBI). That inserted data may be displayed as open captions through the decoder output(s). Caption data on the incoming or outgoing video may be recovered from either field of the VBI. This data can be sent to another encoder or a language translation machine or program, then re-encoded or captured by a program for manipulation. Encoding, decoding, and data recovery may be done simultaneously and controlled by the front panel menus or by serial communications.

Inputs and outputs are provided for both SD-SDI and SD analog, including composite, Y/C, S-video, YUV, and RGB. The power loss feature bypasses the composite analog and SDI when AC power to the unit fails. In response to the FCC mandated requirements, captions shall not interfere with emergency crawls. The unit incorporates a weather-lift feature that moves the caption up to 4 lines whenever a contact-closure is detected on its GPI input. The number of lines can be controlled by the front panel or by software commands.

The serial communication port(s) allow for remote captioning. The dual ports allow multiple encoders to be controlled simultaneously, with a back-up communication port, or with data recovery out of its ports. Port 1 is either a "B" type USB port or RS-232 port. Port 2 is either a RS-232 port or an optional modem. Both ports can be set to have different baud rates independently through the front panel menus.

Front panel LEDs show unit status. Front-panel push buttons allow for control of the unit. This unit is compliant with V-chip technology and TSID ready. This technology is incorporated in the firmware of the device. It handles automatic repetition of the V-chip data and can interweave it with existing line 21 closed captioning data. It has a Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) input for precise caption timing with the video. A Front-panel Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) shows various functions and menus.

V-Chip compatible & TSID ready
Dual RS-232 com ports
LTC input & "B" Type USB port
Detailed front panel display with menus
Data Recovery of both caption & text
Weather lift up to 4 lines
SD-SDI/analog encoded outputs
User-selectable data recovery modes
Firmware version viewed from front panel
User, power-up, and factory-default settings
SD analog decoded outputs, including component
Optional modem with RI, OH, and CD indication
User-selectable encode modes, including newswire
SD-SDI to SD analog conversion
Auto detection of NTSC/PAL
Encodes both caption and text
UPC: 705641990320
In the Box
Link Electronics PTC-892 Caption Encoder/Decoder SD-SDI/Analog
  • Ten-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Link Electronics PTC-892 specs

    Inputs/Outputs VIDEO INPUTS:
    Connector: one, BNC
    Standard: SMPTE 259M-C 270Mb/s
    Impedance: 75 Ohm, terminated
    Signal Level: 800mV +/-10%
    Return Loss: >18db to 270MHz
    CV, Y and G (with sync): one, BNC
    C, U and B: one, BNC
    V and R: one, BNC
    S-Video: one, mini-din
    Impedance: 75 Ohm, terminated
    CV, Y and G (with sync): 1Vpp +/-3db
    R, B, U and V (100% Sat): 0.7Vpp +/-3db
    C (100% Sat): 0.8Vpp +/-3db
    Return Loss: 40db
    Maximum DC on Input: 3.2VDC

    Longitudinal Time Code: +4db analog signal
    Weather Lift GPI: activated when shorted
    AC Power: 85 to 264VAC 50/60Hz

    Video: thirteen, BNC
    S-Video: two, mini-din
    LTC: XLR plug
    Weather Lift GPI: 3.5 mono audio plug
    RS-232: two, 9 pin D connectors
    Modem (optional): RJ11
    USB: "B" type plug
    Power: IEC-320 male

    AC power: on/off
    Menu knob: push/rotary
    Input Selection: six, push/push momentary
    Output Selection: push/push momentary
    Test: push/push momentary
    Bypass: push/push momentary

    Connector: one, BNC
    Standard: SMPTE 259M-C 270Mb/s
    Impedance: 75 Ohm, terminated
    Signal Level: 800mV +/-10%
    Propagation Delay: 1200ns +/-5%
    CV, Y and G (with sync): two, BNC
    C, U and B: one, BNC
    V and R: one, BNC
    S-video: one, mini-din
    All Analog Outputs: unity +/-5%
    Impedance: 75 Ohm
    Tilt: <1% ref. 30Hz square wave
    Hum: >70db, 1Vpp
    Overshoot and Ringing: <1%
    Propagation Delay: 180ns +/-5%
    Signal to noise ratio: >50db
    Differential Gain: <1%
    Differential Phase: <1E
    DC Offset: < +/-0.2V DC
    Frequency Response: -3db to 26MHz

    CV, Y and G (with sync): two, BNC
    C, U and B: one, BNC
    V and R: one, BNC
    All Analog Outputs: unity +/-5%
    Impedance: 75 Ohm
    Character Level (CV, Y, R, G & B): 90 IRE
    Background Level (CV, Y, R, G & B): 10 IRE
    Background Insert (C, U and V): 0VDC

    Power 24W
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.75 x 19 x 10.75" (44.45 x 482.6 x 273.05mm)
    Weight 5 lbs (2.27kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 20.0 x 6.0"

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