J7Broadcast Launch Handheld, Battery Operated Field DVB-ASI Display That Visualizes Program Content & DVB-ASI Metadata Simultaneously

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J7Broadcast, the DVB-ASI metadata monitor specialist, has launched an 8.4" flat panel BATTERY POWERED & HANDHELD FIELD display that simultaneously overlays DVB-ASI signal compliance data over uncompressed program streams.

J7Broadcast inc. has today announced the DVB-1000, an 8" flat panel handheld display that enables broadcast transmission field engineers to monitor DVB-ASI signal compliance while viewing program content and uncompressed stream metadata.

The DVB-1000 has three distinct inputs - DVB-ASI, SMPTE-310M & ATSC antenna. It's light-weight and robust design - with anti-reflective protective glass panel, carry handles and rubber bumpers - makes the product the ideal for a wide range of field service, monitoring and repair activities.

Supporting Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring and fault-finding activities through its unique ability to decode and display compressed MPEG2 & MPEG4 streams, the DVB-1000 is suitable for use in broadcast, cable, head-end, transmission, contribution, outside broadcast and satellite broadcast environments.

The handheld display delivers automatic selection with AFD support for 4:3 and 16:9 images, plus comprehensive user button functions to select the desired data for analysis. A selectable On Screen Display (OSD) overlay provides summary information as to the content of the ASI stream, the programs contained within the stream, and the audio and video content.

"The DVB-1000 is a unique portable service monitor, that combines the capabilities of several pieces of test equipment into a single, lightweight unit -- the perfect companion to our studio based systems," commented J7 Broadcast's CEO James Henry.

The J7Broadcast name is synonymous with high reliability solutions specialized for the performance needs of the broadcast market. It portable and studio products are tested for the rigors of the transmission environment. The technology is developed in-house, with local market support and maintenance in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

About the DVB-1000:
The DVB-1000 is an XGA (1024x768) resolution 8.4" diagonal handheld flat panel display system, displaying 4:3 & 16:9 (AFD). It offers wide (170 degree) horizontal and vertical viewing angle, 16.7M colours and 400:1 contrast ratios. It supports D-TV (SD & HD formats) with 1 x 75ohm BNC ASI Input connector and 1 x 75ohm BNC SMPTE-310M connector. It has an F type RF connector, audio output and a DB9 RS232C serial port interface for firmware configuration.

The DVB-1000 offers 400cd/m for field daylight readability and a 4 pin XLR 12VDC Input suitable for Anton Bauer & IDX battery packs - drawing 25 watts.

The OSD overlays current active program display, number of programs in stream, ASI status, Video Format & Bit Rate, Audio Format & Bit Rate. The illuminated push button menu controls offer ASI#1 & ASI#2 select, OSD on/off, Next Page, Next Program, Frame Market 4:3/16:9/15:9/Off. The unit is 330mm (H), 180mm (W) & 70mm (D). Weighing 2.2kg. Operating 0-50 degrees. CE & UL Approved.

About J7Broadcast Inc.:
J7Broadcast Inc. is a technology-leading vendor in the DVB-ASI monitoring market, with offices in the USA, Europe and Asia. The company was one of the first to recognize the growing significance of the DVB-ASI standard. Its DVB-1700 rack mount studio unit won the Broadcast Engineering Magazine 'Pick Hit' award at NAB 2009.

With a focus on innovation, engineering and design, the J7Broadcast product range covers professional signal conversion tools and broadcast media playout devices. For more information, visit http://www.j7broadcast.com.

International Contacts
USA: Dusty Perryman

EU: Eladio Mendes    
+44 (0)207 631 2159

Asia: Michelle Fung
+852 2861 3615

Availability: The DVB-1000 is available now


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