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Hamlet Introduces 9K Series MonitorScope and DigiScope

A pre-configured entry-level monitoring solutions

Hamlet has a well-deserved reputation for flexibility as well as precision and cost-effectiveness in its test and measurement systems. Thanks to the modular architecture of its unique digital platform, users can create precisely the configuration they need, changing the capabilities as required.

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Some users do not need this flexibility: they have a precise and fixed requirement and need the simplest solution to tackle it. To serve this part of the market, Hamlet has introduced the 9K Series. This is based on the proven and popular DS9000 DigiScope and MS9000 MonitorScope platforms, but is supplied in a pre-configured form to meet common user requirements, at a special low price.

“The aim with the 9K Series is to meet many of the fixed applications our customers tell us they need,” said Steve Nunney, director of Hamlet. “There are 12 configurations available at the moment: six for the MonitorScope where users need the half rack width form factor, and six for the DigiScope where they need to be able to route the output to a convenient monitor.

“What I found interesting in putting these configurations together is that, in meeting customer requirements we are actually delivering configurations which are not available from other providers, certainly not at anything like this price point,” he added.

The configurations available cover common combinations of signals to be tested, including analogue video as well as SD, HD and 3Gb/s HD digital streams. While models in the 9K Series are sold as pre-configured packages, they retain the modular construction of the original products, and so if requirements change the customer can add new functionality simply by replacing the signal module.

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About Hamlet

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, Hamlet Video International Limited is a British company dedicated to the design, manufacture and supply of innovative, high quality and cost-effective test, measurement, monitoring and quality control equipment to the video and broadcast industries worldwide. Hamlet has completely eliminated CRTs from its instruments, thereby removing the need for routine display recalibration and thus reducing significantly the cost of ownership of a precision instrument. With its latest devices using an all-digital internal platform, Hamlet has moved towards a calibrated-for-life test and measurement system. Hamlet’s vectorscopes and waveform monitors either use an internal precision LCD display or provide an output to either a video or a computer monitor, which can be routed to the operator’s convenience. In either case the graticules are generated digitally within the device, so provides a continually reliable and accurate reference. The company also develops test and measurement software to be used in conjunction with broadcast systems running on standard computers for the analysis of base band or file based signals. Finally, Hamlet manufactures digitally-stable signal generators as a companion to its measurement devices.

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