Plura | Booth N2718 | Website: www.plurabroadcast.com Plura, a global manufacturer of digital broadcast and video production solutions, will introduce a multi-GNSS receiver and master clock at the 2015 NAB Show (April 13-16, Las Vegas Convention Center) to serve a variety of time and frequency synchronization tasks for broadcast and production applications. The Plura GNS […]
Plura | Booth N2718 | Website: www.plurabroadcast.com
Plura, a global manufacturer of digital broadcast and video production solutions, will introduce a multi-GNSS receiver and master clock at the 2015 NAB Show (April 13-16, Las Vegas Convention Center) to serve a variety of time and frequency synchronization tasks for broadcast and production applications.
The Plura GNS 10 MHz module is a new innovation from the company’s Alpermann-Velte range of networked reference products, and is intended for precise time-keeping in studio facilities, as well as mobile news and production vehicles.
The GNS 10 MHz module includes a built-in receiver to accept time-locked signals with sub-microsecond resolution from all existing worldwide satellite systems, including GPS (USA), Galileo (Europe), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan) and Compass (China). In addition to global functionality, the GNS 10 MHz Module for synchronization is designed for tasks such as:
- Time and frequency reference in broadcast facilities (slaving video sync to time code generators, for example).
- Master signal generation for test and measurement applications.
- Synchronization across computers for production and playout tasks.
- Antenna synchronization between studios and mobile units (newsgathering, outside broadcast).
Plura will offer the GNS 10 MHz module as an option for its Alpermann-Velte Rubidum Series, a range of compact, modular 1RU and 3RU housings for the integration of all-in-one master time code systems. A typical Rubidum chassis can incorporate the GNS 10 MHz Module and Ethernet connectivity alongside distribution amplifiers, time code inserters and readers, blackburst generators and switches, and a wide variety of analog, HD and 3G video signal converters. The Rubidum architecture ensures scalability for multichannel systems requiring additional housings.
Options include a second antenna input and receiver to improve the availability of GNSS signals, with the redundant systems in constant communication to determine which offers the best line of sight to satellite systems—and which receiver has the best reception quality. This redundant architecture is especially ideal for mobile news and production vehicles working out in the field.