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ESE 2.3" 6-Digit Timecode Reader (Red)

BH #ES996U • MFR #ES 996U
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ESE 2.3" 6-Digit Timecode Reader (Red)
Key Features
  • 6-Digit Timecode Reader, 2.3" in Height
  • Red LED Numbers on Black Background
  • 12- & 24-Hour Display Formats
  • SMPTE/EBU, ASCII & ESE Timecode Support
The 2.3" 6-Digit Timecode Reader from ESE is designed to autodetect, read, and display either SMPTE, EBU, ASCII, or ESE timecode. The display comes in a wall-mountable enclosure and features 2.3" tall red LED numbers on a black background, viewable from up to 70' away.
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ESE ES 996U Overview

The 2.3" 6-Digit Timecode Reader from ESE is designed to autodetect, read, and display either SMPTE, EBU, ASCII, or ESE timecode. The display comes in a wall-mountable enclosure and features 2.3" tall red LED numbers on a black background, viewable from up to 70' away.

The timecode reader's features include an error detection indicator, error correction, date display mode, master clock sync, 12- or 24-hour format, drop frame or non-drop frame timecode, and flicker-free operation. The reader connects to a master clock or other timecode source using a wire pair or coaxial cable with parallel, serial, or both types of connections. Its configuration is adjusted using dip switches.

6-digit red LED numbers measure 2.3" in height on a black background
Viewable from up to 70' away
Reads SMPTE/EBU, ASCII, or ESE timecode
Error detection and correction
Display Date or Time
12- or 24-hour format
Long-life LEDs
Syncs with master clock or other timecode source
Wall-mountable enclosure

ESE ES 996U Specs

ConnectorTerminal Block
Power8 to 10 W
Time CodeSMPTE: 100 mVpp to 5 Vpp, 120 kOhms Input Impedance, Balanced or Unbalanced, Play Speed
EBU: 100 mVpp to 5 Vpp, 120 kOhms Input Impedance, Balanced or Unbalanced, Play Speed
ESE: 120 kOhms, Unbalanced, ESE Time or Timecode
ASCII: 9600 Baud, 1 Start, 8 Data, 1 Stop, No Parity (RS-232C or RS-422A/RS-485)
Time Code Format12- or 24-Hour Clock
Electrical Requirements117 VAC, 50/60 Hz
DimensionsUnit: 5.0 x 15.0 x 3.5" / 12.7 x 38.1 x 8.8 cm
Mount: 13.7" / 34.7 cm
Numbers Height: 2.3" / 5.8 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15 x 5.2 x 3.4"

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Will this work with the Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio Pro 2 deck? I see the deck uses a XLR connection.
Asked by: Peter
The ESE 2.3 6-Digit Timecode Reader uses only a single pair of wires (or coax) between itself and the Master Clock (or other source of time code). However Blackmagic does not list what, if any, connection can be used for this box.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

How does this unit receive timecode? Can it take ...

How does this unit receive timecode? Can it take an LTC audio signal over XLR or TRS?
Asked by: Marc
This product uses a male DB-9 connector for the ASCII interface.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-12-06
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