Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Harris showcases Videotek Compact Monitor Series
At IBC2009, Harris introduced the Videotek Compact Monitor Series for testing signal integrity across all DTV broadcast signal formats up to 3Gb/s — in a half-rack, energy-saving design. At less than 7in deep, the Compact Monitor is well-suited for today's space-conscious, flat-panel broadcast and production environments.
The series includes the CMN-41, a rasterizer that requires an external monitor, and the CMN-91, a multiformat signal analyzer with a built-in LCD display. Both models can be used in portable or rackmount configurations, with the CMN-91 ideal for field and mobile video production thanks to options such as a portable case and mounting brackets for lithium ion batteries.
The series offers ultra-compact monitors to view waveforms of composite or tri-level external sync references to verify signal integrity. Both models are available in three upgradable versions — SD, HD/SD and 3Gb/s HD/SD — with two active-looping SDI inputs and metering of 16 embedded audio channels or one AES audio input. The CMN-91 also features a diagonal transflective color TFT display (4.41cm x 21.49cm x 17.73cm) that lets operators independently position and scale waveform, vector and thumbnail pictures anywhere on the screen.