Flexibility, precision and affordability in test from Hamlet
Hamlet’s proven digital modular test and measurement platform has been redeveloped into an even more compact form factor for the DS900. It means four modules can be packed into the half width 1U cabinet, performing multiple tests on four independent signals. The motherboard includes a multi-view display of associated parameters putting the quad display on a DVI or XVGA monitor for maximum flexibility.
The modular structure of the DS900 means that the applications can be tailored to the precise requirements of the application, with different capabilities on each input of the unit. Modules are available for analogue and digital inputs, SD/HD/3G with and without eye pattern testing, and a test signal generator with measurement inputs. Confidence monitoring and audio demultiplexing is available on any input.
In use the unit is simple to set up, using three touch-sensitive iScope™ displays, enabling movement of the traces and cursors with the touch of a fingure. Alternatively it can be controlled as part of a managed system over IP. The software in the processor platform and individual modules can be updated online when required.
“Good signal management, especially in production areas, is still fundamental to broadcast quality,” said Steve Nunney, director of Hamlet. “I talk to television engineers around the world and they all acknowledge the usefulness of the basic tests like waveforms, vectors and audio phasing, along with visual digital tests like the eye pattern. Our customers told us that they needed to be able to have this monitoring constantly available, so in the new DS900 we have given them what they want: a practical, usable and affordable piece of equipment with precision and stability they can rely on.”
As well as the new DS900, Hamlet will be demonstrating its complete range of hardware and software test and measurement devices at IBC2011. See them on stand 9.D10.