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LYNX Technik Launches Testor™ |lite 3G, Hand-Held Test Signal Generator
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014
LYNX Technik AG is launching its new Testor™ | lite 3G, a cost-effective, compact, hand held multi-format test signal generator with local touch-screen control.
LYNX Technik will be showcasing the new Testor | lite 3G at NAB 2014 booths N1120 and SL5028.
Designed to address the demands of testing multi-format digital infrastructures, the new Testor | lite 3G is offered at a remarkable low cost and is packed with a multitude of useful features, making it an ideal accompaniment for a field engineer’s portable tool-kit. This mobile tool is an ideal troubleshooting device for technicians and engineers working in the field, studio applications, postproduction, as well as a variety of other video source and cable testing.
This versatile testing tool supports SD/HD/3G 4:2:2 and dual-link video formats and generates two simultaneous outputs, as well as one sync output. In addition, Testor | lite 3G generates a 3D test pattern either as two separate signal outputs (left eye, right eye) or one 3G-SDI 1080P dual-stream signal (Level B). The user can select from pre-defined static or dynamic moving patterns for each of the SDI outputs. Also available is a dynamic EBU Digital AV sync test pattern that has been designed to address a number of test and alignment requirements for audio and video signals in a modern multi-format digital environment.
The Testor | lite 3G also addresses audio verification applications and includes an integrated eight channel audio generator with adjustable gain and frequency, which is embedded into the SDI video.
Each test pattern output can be configured via the color touch-screen to support various overlays including:
  • User-defined text up to 16 characters for both horizontal scrolling and static options.
  • Safe area markers supporting SMPTE safe action (90/90) or safe title (80/80) markers.
  • Circle overlays in either 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios.
Testor | lite 3G is a rugged and easy to operate and carry unit with a 4-hour battery life as well as an optional handy carrying case with belt attachment. The USB connection allows computer downloads for software / firmware upgrades, powers the device, and charges the rechargeable battery. Designed and manufactured in Germany. Testor | lite 3G compliments the original Testor which was introduced in 2006 and has become a widely adopted industry standard tool with thousands currently in service worldwide.
The new Testor | lite 3G test pattern generator will be demonstrated at the LYNX Technik NAB 2014 booth SL5028, as well as its flagship booth N1120.