Harris introduces Videotek TVM-VTM-JEM3 multiformat jitter evaluation monitor

The company also has announced several other additions to its Videotek test and measurement portfolio.

Harris has announced new additions to its Videotek test and measurement portfolio that cross the DTV spectrum for best-in-class quality control. The new products, which will be shown at the 2012 NAB Show, are designed to solve a host of signal monitoring and measurement challenges for 3Gb/s signals, DTV transport streams and audio loudness compliance.

New is the Videotek TVM-VTM-JEM3 multiformat jitter evaluation monitor, ideally suited for mobile production trucks and central machine rooms. Its built-in test generator confirms jitter tolerance to ensure SMPTE video standards compliance, providing five different jitter levels and frequencies ranging from 50Hz to 500kHz. The unit also measures SDI signal integrity — ideal for checking incoming feeds for mobile units.

In addition, Harris has added loudness compliance to its Videotek Multi-Source Analyzer series of products (MSA-100 and MSA-300). The new MSA-OPT-LOUD option measures input signals and issues alarms for non-compliant audio. Harris will also show a software upgrade prototype that integrates its LLM-1770 loudness logger and monitor with Harris ADC automation to provide as-run records of loudness levels for recently-aired programming.

Further, Harris has announced the following new Videotek products and upgrades:

• A free ASI-STAR software upgrade adds ISDB-Tb (Brazilian DTV standard) support for handheld signal compliance checking.
• The DDM-600 ATSC demodulator takes RF in and outputs ASI to monitor off-air DTT signals.
• The TSC-110 transport stream converter translates ASI and SMPTE 310M signals.
• The VSX-11-3G multi-format changeover system performs automatic switching of 11 primary inputs to secondary inputs for mission-critical signal redundancy.