ESE ES-491VITC Time Code Reader

ESE ES-491VITC Time Code Reader

  • $445.00
    Unit price per 


The ES-491 is designed to read and display SMPTE or EBU Vertical Interval Time Code (EBU is selectable via an internal DIP switch). Hours, Minutes, Seconds and Frames are displayed. Decimal points on the display indicate the Video Field and Drop-Frame mode. Video may be looped-thru the unit to another device. A video termination switch is provided if the loop-thru function is not needed. An internal DIP switch provides selection of the VITC video line, or Automatic Line Identification (First Good). Optional outputs include SMPTE/EBU Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) and RS-232 ASCII outputs. A +/-1 Frame switch is provided with the LTC option to compensate for different types of LTC displays.
    Features:
  • Reads SMPTE/EBU VITC Time Code
  • Displays 8 Digits of Time or User Bits
  • .55" High Yellow Display
  • Loop-thru Input with Switchable Video Termination
  • Field & Drop-Frame Indicators
  • Hold Function
  • Manual or Automatic Line Detection
  • Optional Rack Mount
  • Optional LTC & ASCII Outputs
  • Various Options available
    Options List
  • (10nS) 10nS Accuracy: The accuracy of the unit is improved to 10nS.
    List: $300
  • (Black)Black Anodized Front panel-option availabel when standard panel is clear anodized
    List: $15
  • © Crystal Time Base (2-3 seconds per week accuracy)
    List: $60
  • (ESE) ESE Serial Time Code Output
    List: $30
  • (EXT{1,5 or10}) External Input of either 1 MHz, 5 MHz, or 10 MHz (for use with "in-house" Standard)
    List: $70
  • (IRIG) IRIG-B or IRIG-E Time Code may be specified (not available with SMPTE/EBU)
    List: $300
  • (NPR) NPR (National Public Radio) Time Code INput (excluxive) with ESE Time Code Output
    List: $135
  • NTP NTP Client Display will synchronize exclusively with an NTP server
    List: $120
  • (6-Digit) Six-Digit Display: A 6-Digit (Hr, Min & Sec) Front Panel Mounted Display (.55" LED) is provided. Option 'P' is required.
    List: $200
  • (9-Digit) Nine-Digit Display: A 9-Digit (Days, Hr, Min & Sec) Front Panel Mounted Display (.55" LED) is provided. Option 'P' is required.
    List: $300
  • (Ant) GPS Antenna: High Performance GPS Antenna for harsh RF Environments.
    List: $195
  • (B) Parallel BCD Output: CMOS compatible, 5-volt logic in parallel four-line format. Specify the ES-169B.
    List: $300
  • BBU Battery Back-Up: An internal Gel-Cell battery is provided capable of maintaining the unit's microprocessor for up to a 4-hour power outage.
    List: $130
  • (TZ) Time Zone Offset via internal DIP Switch
    List: $30
  • (Q) 9" x 3 1/2" Front Panel for Console Mount Applications (Case is 8" Deep)
    List: $80
  • (RS) RS232C ASCII Computer Interface (RS422A available on a custom basis)
    List: $50
  • (UL) "UL" Approve Wall Mount Power Supply
    List: $60
  • (V) DC Power (12 VDC)
    List: $30
  • (W) 3-Wire Line Cord (2-Wire Line Cord is Standard on many units)
    List: $16
  • (Wall) Wall Mount Enclosure replaces standard enclosure
    List: $80
  • (DC) DC Operation: Requires the unit to be powered from a DC source exclusively, typically +12 to +35 VDC.
    List: $250
  • (SMPTE/EBU)SMPTE or EBU Time Code outputs: SMPTE or EBU Time Code outputs may be specified (not available with IRIG).
    List: $300
  • (HR) Relay Closure: Option "HR" provides a user programmable relay contact closure. The standard contact closure occurs on the Hour and Half Hour. If contact closures at other times are desired, the user can program up to four relay closures using the PC Software, which can be downloaded from the ESE web site. The reed relay is rated at 10 watts maximum resistive load (500 mA switching current) and is intended for control applications only. The relay contacts are accessible on the DB-9 connector.
    List: $50
  • (J) 220 VAC/50 Hz Operation: The unit is configured to operate from 220 VAC line voltage. 117 VAC 50/60 Hz is standard.
    List: $30
  • 1PPS: One Pulse Per Second
    List: $30
  • (K) provides a 10 MHz output and a 1 KHz output. Option '10ns' is required if option 'K' is specified. UL "UL" Approved Power Supply: The unit is supplied with a UL/CSA approved wall mount power supply.
    List: $300
  • NOTES:
    1) Included at no charge
    2) Option 'P' is required
    3) EBU and/or PAL may also be specified
    4) Specify the ES-169B
    5) Not available with option "Wall"
    6) ESE time code output option may be specified if ordering 'NTP' option
    7) Specifying option 'NTP' for the ES-185U or the ES-911/GPS provides an NTP server, option price is $400
    8) '10ns' option must be specified

    Custom "DST" available @ 150 on any Master Clock with DST feature