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SYNNER 310

What is it?

SYNNER 310 3G/HD/SD video synchroniser, tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder3G/HD/SD video synchroniser, tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder for AES and analogue audio.

Reason to choose it...

Because it includes so much functionality on one board – simplifying your system design while saving you money and rack space. In addition to the sophisticated video synchronising, it can embed and de-embed a mixture of up to two groups of analogue audio and four groups of AES at the same time, and includes audio and video processing, integrated fibre connectivity and flexible delay compensation. Plus the Dolby E functionality: it will synchronise video containing a mixture of Dolby E and linear AES in the same audio group and automatically sort out the guardband alignment.

Ideal for...

Any signal timing applications where you need to embed or de-embed external audio – such as on the station output, station input or before a studio mixer. See who's using it.

Control it...

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  • Main features
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  • Specs
  • What outputs do I get?
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  • Who's using it?

Main features

  • Simplify your system design with multiple functionality on one board
  • Combines 3G/HD/SD video frame synchroniser with tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder
  • Use it with a variety of sources: works with 3Gb/s, HD and SD video and both AES and analogue audio
  • Use it as a synchroniser or fixed delay line: synchronise incoming video signals not locked to the local reference or compensate for timing delays within the video system
  • Flexible embedding and de-embedding of external audio: use piggybacks to configure it as a two group analogue audio embedder/de-embedder or as a four group AES embedder/de-embedder - or mix analogue and digital piggybacks
  • Powerful audio routing: full channel shuffling and overwriting
  • Easy to match all your signals: with flexible video and audio delays
  • Ideal for Dolby E users: synchronise video containing mixture of Dolby E and linear AES within same audio group and auto-correct timing errors with the guardband
  • Optimise the audio and video: with full audio processing and video proc-amp
  • Optional integrated fibre input/output connectivity means you won't be limited by cable lengths
  • Get peace of mind by knowing the status of your signal: easily monitor a large number of video and audio alarms
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (either RM47, RM58, RM59, RM61, RM62, RM70 or RM74)
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 SYNNER 310 in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Flexible control: board edge, GPI, frame integrated control panel, VisionPanel remote control panel, SNMP, Statesman Lite PC software or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

The features that simplify system designs

SYNNER 310 combines multiple functions on one board to simplify system designs and save broadcast engineers money and rack space.

What is SYNNER 310The powerful SYNNER 310 combines a video synchroniser, tracking audio delay, embedder, de-embedder, audio processor and video proc-amp. It can embed and de-embed a mixture of up to two groups of analogue audio and four groups of AES at the same time. It includes video and audio processing, delay compensation, advanced handling of Dolby E and integrated fibre input/output.

SYNNER 310's combination of features make it the best solution for any embedding, de-embedding and timing requirements. SYNNER 310 is ideal for any signal timing applications where you need to embed or de-embed external audio – such as on the station output, station input or before a studio mixer.

Use it with any signals

SYNNER 310 can be used with a variety of signals. It works with 3Gb/s, HD and SD video and with synchronous or asynchronous 48kHz AES, synchronous or asynchronous Dolby E and analogue audio.

SYNNER 310 is designed to accept an untimed feed of video and embed up to four groups of external audio, producing timed video and embedded audio – or alternatively to take an untimed feed of video containing embedded audio and produce video and separate audio, timed to station syncs.

Synchronise the video

SYNNER 310 can both synchronise incoming video signals which are not locked to the local reference and compensate for timing delays within the video system.

It has two operational modes: synchroniser and delay line. Synchroniser mode is ideal for external sources that are not timed to station references such as satellite or remote contribution feeds. In synchroniser mode SYNNER 310 takes its timing from the external analogue reference and will automatically synchronise sources that are up to one frame apart, fixing any incorrect frame rates plus any delays. Audio signals can optionally be made to track this dynamic video delay to maintain lip-sync.

The ability to cross-lock allows SYNNER 310 to conveniently use any existing timing signals, with a 3Gb/s, HD or SD input referenced to either HD tri-level syncs or SD Black and Burst. The reference loop-through on the RM70 rear module allows you to loop the analogue reference through a number of boards in a single frame – saving a DA and making cabling easy.

Delay mode takes its timing from the video input and is ideal for when the frame rate is correct but the source has been passed through equipment such as a chroma keyer, DVE or standards converter and therefore been delayed for a few lines. In delay mode the synchroniser is bypassed and just the bulk delays are active. The delay is adjustable in samples, lines and whole frame steps. Should the reference be removed or the board powered without a connected reference, SYNNER 310 will revert to delay mode.

See the 'Easy to match all your signals' section below for information on the additional delays available.

Both manual and automatic freeze are available. You can choose to show the last good frame or alternatively a black or blue screen.

Easy to match all your signals

As well as featuring short minimum delays for both the audio and video to help prevent system lip-sync complications, SYNNER 310 offers a flexible range of video and audio delays to help match all your signals and ensure Dolby alignment. Some of these delays are of fixed length, while others are dynamic.

For the video…

The synchroniser delay automatically adjusts over a range of 0 to 1 frames to provide the desired output timing. SYNNER 310 makes it easy to compensate for mistimed sources elsewhere in your system: the Line and pixel delay will delay the video with respect to the reference through an entire frame in Synchroniser mode – providing 0-2750 pixels horizontal timing adjustment and 0-1124 lines vertical timing adjustment. In Delay mode it will introduce a further delay to the video and audio paths.

Up to ten frames of video delay (adjustable in whole frame steps) can be used to match any big system delays, such as those created by Dolby E encoding and decoding or transcoding to AC3 and re-embedding.

The Minimum synchroniser delay allows a further 0.5 frames delay to be added to the video (and linear audio) to ensure correct Dolby E alignment.

For the audio…

An internal tracking audio delay optionally tracks the video delay, running the audio fast or slow to ensure the video and audio stay correctly timed and to avoid lip-sync errors. There are two tracking audio delays: one for the linear audio and the other for Dolby E.

All audio will be set to the same Line and pixel delay as the video.

A fixed audio delay of up to ten frames can be added to both the linear AES and Dolby E to match the equivalent video delay.

The linear AES will follow the Minimum synchroniser delay set for the video.

Up to 400ms of audio delay (adjustable in 1ms steps) can be added on top of the tracking to compensate the linear AES for any audio delays introduced by other equipment.

A delay of between 0 and 1 frame can be added to a Dolby E signal so that the guardband is correctly aligned with the video timing, ready for embedding into the output video.

Up to 36 Dolby E samples of adjustable delay additionally allows you to ‘nudge’ the position of the Dolby E frame relative to the video, so that you can deliberately offset the Dolby from its correct position to compensate for processing further downstream.

SYNNER 310 helps you monitor exactly how much delay has been set by indicating the total audio delay in milliseconds.

Embed and de-embed analogue or digital audio (or both)

SYNNER 310's piggybacksSYNNER 310 embeds and de-embeds external audio by fitting up to two audio piggybacks to the main board. Three different piggybacks are available.

For analogue audio the 3G-AIP2 is used for embedding two stereo pairs or four mono channels and the 3G-AOP2 for de-embedding two stereo pairs or four mono channels. For digital audio the DIOP4 piggyback is used for embedding or de-embedding four stereo pairs, with four bi-directional AES ports available on each piggyback – giving you the option of embedding or de-embedding each stereo pair independently.

By fitting two of these piggybacks SYNNER 310 can be configured as a two group analogue audio embedder/de-embedder or a four group AES embedder/de-embedder. Alternatively analogue and digital piggybacks can be mixed to create a hybrid system – ideal for those using analogue microphones with digital audio mixers in the studio. SYNNER 310 is aware of which piggybacks are fitted and adjusts the menus and audio routers to reflect the options available.

Which piggybacks can I fit?

These are the combination of piggybacks that can be fitted to SYNNER 310...

SYNNER 310 piggybacks
Front position Rear position
None None
DIOP4 None
3G-AIP2 None
3G-AOP2 None
DIOP4 DIOP4
DIOP4 3G-AIP2
DIOP4 3G-AOP2
3G-AIP2 3G-AIP2
3G-AIP2 3G-AOP2
3G-AOP2 3G-AOP2

The ideal synchroniser for Dolby E users

SYNNER 310 is ideal for Dolby E users. It allows very flexible handling of Dolby E, with Dolby E data automatically detected and processed appropriately – ensuring it is routed in such a way that you can’t destroy the data.

SYNNER 310 can embed or de-embed Dolby E and will synchronise video containing Dolby E, linear audio or both – allowing a mixture of Dolby E and linear AES within a single audio group. How? It separates the Dolby E and linear audio and synchronises both types in the appropriate way before re-embedding the audio. When transporting Dolby E, any Dolby E stream must be treated as a stereo pair and no audio processing applied to ensure integrity of the audio.

It is important to ensure that when Dolby E data is embedded, the guardband is in the correct place. SYNNER 310 has the ability to auto-correct timing errors with the guardband, aligning it correctly with the output video switching point. SYNNER 310 can also use incoming Ancillary Timecode (ATC) or an interlaced reference signal to determine the field sequence of a High Definition progressive video output, which helps to ensure that Dolby E has its guardband correctly positioned. The invert output sequence control allows the Dolby E output to be timed in anti-phase to the ATC or interlaced reference, if required, to allow for subsequent processing.

SYNNER 310's additional video delay can be used to compensate for the one frame of delay introduced when converting to or from Dolby E.

Powerful audio routing

SYNNER 310 includes powerful audio routing, allowing full shuffling and overwriting of the mono channels taken from the incoming video input and input piggybacks.

At the heart of SYNNER 310 are two mono audio routing matrices. The first is the Embedder router which is used to select which of up to 32 audio input channels should be embedded into up to four groups on the output video. HANC cleaning removes the original version of old groups. The second router is used to select which of up to 32 audio input channels should be output as external AES or analogue audio, and is known as the Analogue output router if a 3G-AOP2 piggyback is fitted and as the AES output router if a DIOP4 (and no 3G-AOP2) piggyback is fitted.

Select your audio from up to 16 channels de-embedded from the input video, or 16 channels from two input piggybacks.

Route this audio to 16 channels for embedding into the output video, or up to 16 channels for output as external AES or analogue audio via appropriate piggybacks.

Optimise the audio

SYNNER 310 includes full audio processing of the linear AES.

The audio levels can be increased or decreased to match the rest of your system, or even be muted to silence. There are 32 audio gain controls, one for each of the available input channels. Each gain control is independently adjustable between +18dB and -18dB in 0.1dB steps.

Each of the audio input channels can also be individually inverted – allowing you to correct for any reversed wiring of differential pairs. Stereo to mono conversion is available to help those broadcasting a multi-language service.

Audio resampling is set by default (except for Dolby E) and is used to seamlessly match the timing of audio signals when the user-controlled delay is altered.

Optimise the video

It’s not just the audio that can be improved. SYNNER 310 additionally includes a video proc-amp for picture optimisation, with adjustment of the video gain, black level and independent RGB and YUV gains.

Fibre connectivity - on the board

With SYNNER 310 you can have fibre input or output straight into the board – ideal when you need to send and receive signals beyond the local equipment bay and giving you even more functionality on a single module.

Fibre connectivityYou can come in on fibre, embed, de-embed, synchronise. Or you can go out on fibre once you’ve synchronised and embedded. Just order either the FIP fibre input option, FOP fibre output option or FIO fibre input and output option.

Designed for SMPTE 297-2006 short-haul applications, the FIP is used to receive an optical input and the FOP to transmit an optical output using a Class I laser. The FIO can do both – giving you simultaneous fibre input and output. With a FIP or FIO fitted you can select your video input source to be taken either from the input BNC or the optical input.

Having the fibre integral to the board reduces the need to use up additional rack space for separate fibre optic transmitters and receivers – as well as saving you money.

SYNNER 310 can also support a CWDM laser if required.

Save rack space

Crystal Vision frameSYNNER 310 is a space-saving 100mm x 266mm module which is housed in the Indigo frames – available in 2U, 1U and desk top box sizes – and with up to 12 boards fitting in 2U.

SYNNER 310 can be used with a variety of different frame rear modules to access the inputs and outputs. You select the rear module based on the type of audio you are using (75 ohm AES, 110 ohm AES or analogue audio), and whether you are using fibre input or output (or both).

Select from the RM47 (for standard 110 ohm AES or analogue audio applications), RM58 (when using 110 ohm AES or analogue audio with a fibre output option fitted), RM59 (when using 110 ohm AES or analogue audio with a fibre input option fitted), RM61 (for 75 ohm AES fibre applications), RM62 (for no audio connections with fibre input or output option fitted), RM70 (when using 110 ohm AES or analogue audio with a fibre input and output fitted) and RM74 (for standard 75 ohm AES applications).

Easy and flexible control

SYNNER 310 is very straightforward to operate, with control options including board edge switches, an integrated control panel on the AE frames, the VisionPanel remote panel, SNMP, GPIs, the Statesman Lite PC software and the VisionWeb web browser control. Try the SYNNER 310 with analogue audio VisionWeb demo or the SYNNER 310 with digital audio VisionWeb demo...

Up to 16 user-defined presets, containing the board setup data, may be stored and recalled. Two GPI outputs are reserved for alarm indication and may be assigned any number of video and audio alarms, allowing comprehensive signal monitoring. (See the Specification section for full list of 52 alarms, including which are available when different piggybacks are fitted.) The silence alarms can be delayed before triggering to prevent false alarming during quiet periods in the audio.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

Weight: 200g

Power consumption: 9 Watts; 0.6 Watts (FIP and FOP); 1 Watt (FIO)

VIDEO INPUT

One 3Gb/s or HD or SD input

When using FIP or FIO fibre input options allows selection between one optical and one electrical input (NB. Fibre input only on RM59 frame rear module)

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A

The video formats supported are 625, 525, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080p50 and 1080p59.94

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 80m using Belden 1694A. HD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281). SD cable equalisation >250m Belden 8281 or equivalent

Input return loss: -15dB for 50MHz to 1.5GHz

Automatic de-embedding to SMPTE 272 or SMPTE 299-1

The video input can contain up to four groups of embedded audio

VIDEO OUTPUTS

Using RM47 and RM74 rear modules: Two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs

Using RM59 and RM61 rear modules with FIP fibre input option: One 3Gb/s, HD or SD output

Using RM62 and RM70 rear modules with FIP fibre input option: Two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs. NB. RM62 has no audio connections

Using RM58 rear module with FOP fibre output option: One 3Gb/s, HD or SD output on fibre only

Using RM61 rear module with FOP fibre output option: Two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and one on BNC)

Using RM62 and RM70 rear modules with FOP fibre output option: Three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC). NB. RM62 has no audio connections

Using RM70 rear module with FIO fibre input and output option: Three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC)

270Mb/s or 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 259, SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A. Output follows the input format

Audio is embedded to SMPTE 272 or SMPTE 299-1

INTEGRATED FIBRE OPTIONS

SYNNER 310 can be given integrated fibre connectivity by fitting the FIP fibre input option, FOP fibre output option or FIO fibre input and output option

The chosen option should be fitted at the factory

To access the optical inputs or outputs an RM58 (for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio - fibre output only), RM59 (for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio - fibre input only), RM61 (for 75 ohm AES), RM62 (no audio connections) or RM70 (for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio) frame rear module must be used

When fitted with a FIP, FOP or FIO, SYNNER 310 can be housed in any frame slot position but due to its extra height it is not possible to place most Standard Definition or audio boards directly above it when the SYNNER 310 is in even numbered slot positions. 3Gb/s and HD boards do not share this restriction

FIP, FOP and FIO meet the SMPTE 297-2006 short-haul specification, allowing operation with single-mode and multi-mode fibre

Connector type: SC/PC

FIP or FIO input:

Optical wavelength: 1260-1620nm

Input level maximum: -1dBm

Input level minimum: Typical -20dBm (-18dBm 3Gb/s pathological)

FOP or FIO output:

Optical power: Max 0.0dBm, min -5.0dBm

Fibre pigtail: Single-mode 9/125uM

Optical wavelength: 1290-1330nm (1310 typical)

Extinction ratio: 7.5dB

Laser safety classification: Class 1 FDA and IEC60825-1 Laser Safety compliant

CWDM laser can be fitted on request. The 18 output wavelengths defined by the ITU are 1271, 1291, 1311, 1331, 1351, 1371, 1391, 1411, 1431, 1451, 1471, 1491, 1511, 1531, 1551, 1571, 1591 and 1611nm. For CWDM, order the FOP-CWDM and specify the wavelength required

ANALOGUE REFERENCE

Tri-level syncs or analogue Black and Burst or video

3Gb/s, HD or SD source can use either type of reference

When cross-locking it is necessary for both the video input and reference to share the same frame rate

Amplitude of syncs 150mV to 600mV

Link on PCB selects 75 ohm termination or high impedance

Reference rear module loop-through available on RM70 – loop does not need SYNNER 310 to be fitted as rear module has passive circuitry required

SYNCHRONISER TIMING ADJUSTMENTS

In synchroniser mode SYNNER 310 takes its timing from the external analogue reference and will automatically synchronise sources that are up to a frame apart. Further fixed delays can be added for matching purposes. Should the reference be removed, SYNNER 310 will revert to delay mode

In delay mode timing is derived from the 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, with the video delay adjusted in samples, lines and whole frame steps up to a maximum of 10 video frames

FREEZE FUNCTIONS

Manual freeze allows SYNNER 310 to be used as a simple still store. Automatic freeze is available when input fails through loss of signal. The user can specify to show the whole frame in which failure happened or alternatively a black or blue screen

AUDIO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

Piggybacks can be added to the main board to enable either input or output of 4 x AES or 2 x analogue stereo pairs

Use 3G-AIP2 to input analogue audio. Fit one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups

Use 3G-AOP2 to output analogue audio. Fit one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups

Use bi-directional DIOP4 to input or output 75 ohm AES or 110 ohm AES audio. Each channel can be independently configured to be either an AES input or AES output 24 bit stereo pair. Fit one piggyback for two audio groups or two piggybacks for four audio groups

Different piggybacks can be used together, allowing embedding and de-embedding at same time and mixture of analogue and digital audio

There are rules regarding which piggybacks can be fitted in the front and rear positions

SYNNER 310 can embed or de-embed analogue audio, synchronous 48kHz AES, asynchronous 48kHz AES, synchronous Dolby E and asynchronous Dolby E. Linear AES can be resampled. Dolby E cannot be resampled. A manual resampler on/off control allows SYNNER 310 to embed synchronous compressed audio such as AC3

DOLBY E HANDLING

Dolby E data will be automatically detected and processed appropriately

Any of the audio sources can contain Dolby E

SYNNER 310 allows a mixture of Dolby E and linear AES within a single audio group, separating the Dolby E and linear audio and synchronising both types in the appropriate way before re-embedding the audio

When routing Dolby E, to ensure integrity of the audio any Dolby E stream must be treated as a stereo pair and no audio processing such as mute, mono and gain is applied

SYNNER 310 can auto-correct timing errors with the guardband. Dolby E will be delayed by the same amount as the video, except for any change required to align it correctly with the output video switching point

SYNNER 310 can use incoming ancillary data timecode (ATC) or an interlaced reference signal to determine the field sequence of a High Definition progressive video output, which helps to ensure that Dolby E has its guardband correctly positioned

The invert output sequence control allows the Dolby E output to be timed in anti-phase to the ATC or interlaced reference, if required, to allow for subsequent processing

DELAY THROUGH BOARD

Minimum video in to out delay: 1 line

Minimum embedding audio delay: <200us

VIDEO DELAYS

0 to 1 frame video synchroniser delay

In both synchroniser and delay modes the timing can be fully adjusted using horizontal and vertical settings. Increasing the vertical setting will delay the output relative to the reference in increments of one line. Increasing the horizontal setting will increase this delay in increments of approx. 74ns for SD and 13.5ns for HD. With maximum adjustment of vertical and horizontal timing, the delay can be set between one SD line and ten frames

Optional ten frames of video delay adjustable in one frame steps allows compensation for any big system delays

Fixed Minimum synchroniser delay of 0 or 0.5 video frames can change the Dolby E timing by +/- 0.5 frames relative to the video and allows repeated embed/de-embed cycles with less risk of the Dolby E getting progressively later relative to the video

AUDIO TIMING ADJUSTMENTS

Audio can be routed through a tracking audio delay (TAD). It tracks the video delay, running the audio fast or slow to ensure the video and linear audio stay correctly timed and to avoid lip sync errors. The linear audio TAD will be between 0 and 1.5 frames and have the same value as the video synchroniser delay plus the 0.5 frame video delay. The Dolby E TAD will be between 0 and 1 frame and have the same value as the video synchroniser delay. A control sets the time the TAD takes to track fast or abrupt changes in video delay

The audio is normally delayed by the same amount as the video but an adjustable audio delay of up to 400ms on each stereo pair of linear AES will compensate for any delay between the incoming video and audio signals. Delay is either on or off for any given stereo pair

A fixed audio delay for both linear AES and Dolby E of up to ten frames is available to match the equivalent video delay

If a Dolby E channel is set for automatic alignment an audio delay of 0 to 1 video frame automatically delays the Dolby E signal so that the guardband is correctly aligned with the video timing

The -14 to +36 Dolby E samples adjustable delay in the Dolby E path allows the position of the Dolby E frame relative to the video to be nudged, deliberately offsetting the Dolby E from its correct position to compensate for processing further downstream

AUDIO ROUTING

SYNNER 310 has two input/output mono audio routing matrices. The first is the Embedder router; the second is either the Analogue output router (if a 3G-AOP2 piggyback is fitted) or the AES output router (if a DIOP4 piggyback is fitted and a 3G-AOP2 is not fitted). This second router will not be shown if neither 3G-AOP2 nor DIOP4 piggybacks are fitted

These audio routers are auto configured according to the piggybacks fitted to the motherboard, to a maximum of 32 x 16 for each router

HANC cleaning removes the original version of old groups

AUDIO PROCESSING

Audio processing can be applied to linear AES only. It cannot be applied to Dolby E

Gain level adjustment on each channel between +18dB and -18dB in 0.1dB steps with 0dB calibration. There are a total of 32 audio gain controls, for the 16 channels of audio de-embedded from the video audio and 16 channels of external AES audio

Mute

Inversion

Stereo to mono conversion

VIDEO PROCESSING

Video proc-amp for picture optimisation, with adjustment for the video gain, black level and independent RGB and YUV gains

Video gain: Modify the gain of the whole video signal from 0 to +200%

RGB lift: Offset the colour component by +/- 10%

RGB gain: Modify the gain of the colour component from +80% to +120%

Y lift: Offset the luminance component by +/- 10%

Y gain: Modify the luminance gain from 0 to +200%

U/V lift: Offset the U or V component by +/- 10%

U/V gain: Modify the U or V component gain from 0 to +200%

ANCILLARY DATA

Ancillary data passed unless set to blank (by enabling VANC blanking)

LED INDICATION OF:

Power supplies on board

Video input HD/SD

Input audio groups present

GPI output 5 active

GPI output 6 active

PRESETS

The current board settings can be saved in one of 16 locations to be recalled as required

GPI INPUT LEVELS

Active pull to ground, pulled up to +5V through 10 kohm

GPI OUTPUT LEVELS

Electrically: Open collector transistors 30V, 270 ohm current limit resistors. Pulled up to +5V through 6800 ohm

GPI INPUTS

Four GPI inputs can be used to recall stored presets

GPI OUTPUTS

Two GPI outputs (GPI 5 and GPI 6) are reserved for alarm indication. They may be assigned any number of video and audio alarms. 24 alarms are available as standard, with an additional 28 alarms available depending on the piggybacks fitted to SYNNER 310. Video missing, reference missing, video black, video frozen, input groups missing and AES channels missing will all assert an alarm immediately. The silence alarms can be delayed by up to 127 seconds before an alarm is asserted to prevent false alarming during quiet audio periods

 

Standard alarms:

Video missing

Reference missing

Video black

Video frozen

Input group 1 missing

Input group 2 missing

Input group 3 missing

Input group 4 missing

Silence group 1 channels 1 and 2

Silence group 1 channels 3 and 4

Silence group 2 channels 1 and 2

Silence group 2 channels 3 and 4

Silence group 3 channels 1 and 2

Silence group 3 channels 3 and 4

Silence group 4 channels 1 and 2

Silence group 4 channels 3 and 4

Dolby E on input group 1 channels 1 and 2

Dolby E on input group 1 channels 3 and 4

Dolby E on input group 2 channels 1 and 2

Dolby E on input group 2 channels 3 and 4

Dolby E on input group 3 channels 1 and 2

Dolby E on input group 3 channels 3 and 4

Dolby E on input group 4 channels 1 and 2

Dolby E on input group 4 channels 3 and 4

 

With front DIOP4 fitted:

Missing AES 1

Missing AES 2

Missing AES 3

Missing AES 4

Silence AES 1

Silence AES 2

Silence AES 3

Silence AES 4

 

With rear DIOP4 fitted:

Missing AES 5

Missing AES 6

Missing AES 7

Missing AES 8

Silence AES 5

Silence AES 6

Silence AES 7

Silence AES 8

 

With front 3G-AIP2 fitted:

Silence analogue audio channels 1 and 2

Silence analogue audio channels 3 and 4

 

With rear 3G-AIP2 fitted:

Silence analogue audio channels 9 and 10

Silence analogue audio channels 11 and 12

LOCAL CONTROL

Intuitive board edge interface with two select buttons, shaft encoder and ten character alphanumeric display

REMOTE CONTROL

Control from integrated control panel on AE frames and remote panel

Statesman Lite allows control from any PC on a network

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows operation using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet

SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

Control using ASCII and JSON protocols

 

3G-AIP2 DUAL ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUT PIGGYBACK

MECHANICAL

Power consumption: 1.6 Watts

AUDIO INPUTS

Two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels. 24 bit quantising A to Ds. High input impedance (20 kohm) balanced

INPUT LEVEL RANGE

0dBFS = +28dBu max / 0dBFS = +12dBu min

Factory set default: 0dBFS = +18dBu or +24dBu by on board link

SIGNAL TO NOISE

99dB (+18dBu) rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

0.004% THD+N rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

INTERCHANNEL CROSSTALK

-110dB at 1kHz, -90dB at 20kHz, rms., typ.

 

3G-AOP2 DUAL ANALOGUE AUDIO OUTPUT PIGGYBACK

MECHANICAL

Power consumption: 1.5 Watts

AUDIO OUTPUTS

Two analogue stereo pairs or four mono channels. 24 bit quantising D to As. Low output impedance (66 ohm) balanced

INPUT LEVEL RANGE

0dBFS = +28dBu max / 0dBFS = +12dBu min

Factory set default: 0dBFS = +18dBu or +24dBu by on board link

SIGNAL TO NOISE

99dB (+18dBu) rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

0.002% THD+N rms., 22Hz to 22kHz typ.

INTERCHANNEL CROSSTALK

-110dB at 1kHz, -90dB at 20kHz, rms., typ.

 

DIOP4 QUAD DIGITAL AUDIO INPUT AND OUTPUT PIGGYBACK

MECHANICAL

Power consumption: 0.9 Watts

AUDIO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS

Four 24 bit stereo pairs

Software selectable as 110 ohm AES/EBU balanced or 75 ohm AES3-id unbalanced on a per-DIOP4 basis (all four connections have the same impedance)

Individually configurable as inputs or outputs

Asynchronous audio to video 48kHz + or - 50ppm

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION

With asynchronous inputs: < 0.0001% (-120dB)

 

What outputs do I get?

Signal inputs and outputs are accessed by using an appropriate rear module.

The Indigo rear modules slot on to the back of the frame and typically feature BNC, D-Type, RJ45 and optical connectors. The single and double slot rear modules can be used with all three frame sizes, while the quad slot rear modules just fit the 2U frames.

There are seven rear modules available for the SYNNER 310...

RM47 rear module label and connections

More about the RM47

Connectors: 4 BNCs and 1 26-way high density D-Type

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: Standard non-fibre applications using 110 ohm AES or analogue audio

Also used for: TANDEM 310

Real RM47 rear module

RM47 rear module label for SYNNER 310

SYNNER 310 inputs and outputs with RM47 rear module

 

RM58 rear module label and connections

More about the RM58

Connectors: 2 BNCs, 26-way high density D-Type and 1 optical output connector

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: 110 ohm AES or analogue audio applications requiring fibre output

Also used for: No other boards

Real RM58 rear module

RM58 rear module label for SYNNER 310

SYNNER 310 inputs and outputs with RM58 rear module

 

RM59 rear module label and connections

More about the RM59

Connectors: 2 BNCs, 26-way high density D-Type and 1 optical input connector

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: 110 ohm AES or analogue audio applications requiring fibre output

Also used for: No other boards

Real RM59 rear module

RM59 rear module label for SYNNER 310

SYNNER 310 inputs and outputs with RM59 rear module

 

RM61 rear module label and connections

More about the RM61

Connectors: 11 BNCs and 1 optical input/output connector

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: 75 ohm AES applications requiring either fibre input or fibre output

Also used for: TANDEM 310

Real RM61 rear module

RM61 rear module label for SYNNER 310

SYNNER 310 inputs and outputs with RM61 rear module

 

RM62 rear module label and connections

More about the RM62

Connectors: 5 BNCs and 1 optical input/output connector

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: For non-external audio applications (includes option of either fibre input or fibre output)

Also used for: AVDELAY 3G

Real RM62 rear module

RM62 rear module label for SYNNER 310

SYNNER 310 inputs and outputs with RM62 rear module

 

RM70 rear module label and connections

More about the RM70

Connectors: 5 BNCs, 26-way high density D-Type, 1 optical input connector and 1 optical output connector

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: 110 ohm AES or analogue audio applications requiring both fibre input and fibre output at the same time, or when you need a reference loop-through

Also used for: TANDEM 310

Real RM70 rear module

RM70 rear module label for SYNNER 310

SYNNER 310 inputs and outputs with RM70 rear module

 

RM74 rear module label and connections

More about the RM74

Connectors: 12 BNCs

Frame slots used: 2

Boards in 2U: 6

Boards in 1U: 3

Boards in desk top box: 1

Why use it: Standard non-fibre applications using 75 ohm AES audio

Also used for: TANDEM 310

Real RM74 rear module

RM74 rear module label for SYNNER 310

SYNNER 310 inputs and outputs with RM74 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the SYNNER 310 block diagram.

What do I order?

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Read the ordering info below then fill in this form to request a quote for the SYNNER 310 synchroniser and accessories...

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First you need the 100mm x 266mm module...

SYNNER 310
3G/HD/SD video synchroniser, tracking audio delay and embedder/de-embedder for up to four groups of AES and two groups of analogue audio

Select the appropriate audio piggybacks to fix to the motherboard, depending on whether you're embedding or de-embedding external AES or analogue audio...

3G-AIP2
Analogue audio input piggyback (two stereo pairs or four mono). Select one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups
3G-AOP2
Analogue audio output piggyback (two stereo pairs or four mono). Select one piggyback for one audio group or two piggybacks for two audio groups
DIOP4
Digital audio input or output piggyback (four stereo pairs). Select one piggyback for two audio groups or two piggybacks for four audio groups

To get integrated fibre connectivity select one of the following...

FIP
Fibre input option for SYNNER 310 motherboard
FOP
Fibre output option for SYNNER 310 motherboard. For CWDM laser options, contact Crystal Vision
FIO
Fibre input and output option for SYNNER 310 motherboard

Next choose your frame size and power supplies - from 2U to desk top box...

Indigo 2AE
2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 2SE
CoolFlow 2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo DT
Desk top box with passive front panel for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply
Indigo DTSE
Desk top box with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
PSU-160i
160 Watts power supply for 1U (non-DP) and 2U frames. 1U frames require one PSU-160i (no redundancy). 2U frames require either one PSU-160i (no redundancy) or two PSU-160i if power supply redundancy is required

You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...

RM47
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of SYNNER 310 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Suitable for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio. Gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and all audio inputs or outputs
RM58
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of SYNNER 310 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Designed for applications using fibre outputs. Suitable for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio. Gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, one 3Gb/s, HD or SD output (on fibre only) and all audio inputs or outputs
RM59
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of SYNNER 310 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Designed for applications using fibre inputs. Suitable for 110 ohm AES or analogue audio. Gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input (on fibre only) and gives out one 3Gb/s, HD or SD output and all audio inputs or outputs
RM61
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six SYNNER 310 in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Designed for applications using fibre inputs or outputs. Suitable for 75 ohm AES or analogue audio. When using fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out one 3Gb/s, HD or SD output and all audio inputs or outputs. When using fibre output, gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and one on BNC) and all audio inputs or outputs
RM62
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of SYNNER 310 in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Designed for applications using fibre inputs or outputs and for video-only applications (does not have any audio connections). When using fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs. When using fibre output, gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC)
RM70
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six SYNNER 310 in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. Suitable for 110 ohm digital audio or analogue audio. Designed for applications using both fibre inputs and outputs. When using fibre input, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs, a rear module reference loop-through and all audio inputs or outputs. When using fibre output, gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC), a rear module reference loop-through and all audio inputs or outputs. When using both fibre input and output, allows you to select between one fibre and one electrical 3Gb/s, HD or SD input and gives out three 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs (one on fibre and two on BNC), a rear module reference loop-through and all audio inputs or outputs
RM74
Two slot frame rear module. Allows six SYNNER 310 in 2U, three in 1U and one in desk top box. (Note that board sits in rear module bottom slot.) Suitable for 75 ohm AES. Gives access to one 3Gb/s, HD or SD input, two 3Gb/s, HD or SD outputs and all audio inputs or outputs

Finally - control. Use board edge switches, the integrated control panel if you've selected one of the 'AE' frames, a web browser running the free VisionWeb Control (included within the frame software), or alternatively order one of the items below...

VisionPanel
3U Ethernet remote control panel with touch screen
Statesman Lite
Free-of-charge PC Control System - download the latest version
SNMP
SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

Who's using it?

Users of the SYNNER range of multi-functional video synchronisers include...

  • ALSAT TV (Macedonia)
  • Arqiva (UK)
  • ATG Broadcast (UK)
  • Audio Video Consulting (Macedonia)
  • AVC (UK)
  • BBC (UK)
  • BBC Millbank (UK)
  • BBC Northern Ireland (UK)
  • BBC Studios and Post Production (UK)
  • BBC Washington (USA)
  • BFE Studio (Austria)
  • BFE Studio (Germany)
  • BRF (Belgium)
  • Channel 4 (UK)
  • Channel 5 (Thailand)
  • CVP (UK)
  • Czech TV (Czech Republic)
  • Danish Parliament (Denmark)
  • dB Broadcast (UK)
  • Dega Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • DigiTurk (Turkey)
  • Doordarshan Kendra (India)
  • Duna TV (Hungary)
  • Elektronika (Slovakia)
  • EMS (UK)
  • ENGs – Electronic News Gathering Services (Greece)
  • EPIC (UK)
  • ERT (Greece)
  • ESPN Star Sports/Fox Sports (Singapore)
  • FB TV (Turkey)
  • Fedex TV (USA)
  • Fountain Studios (UK)
  • Genesis House Studios (South Africa)
  • GMTV (UK)
  • Habertürk TV (Turkey)
  • HB Communications (USA)
  • ITV (UK)
  • JKS Inc. (USA)
  • KT – Korean Telecom Media (South Korea)
  • Macmillan Media (UK)
  • Megahertz Broadcast Systems (UK)
  • Molinare (UK)
  • Orange Telecom (Poland)
  • ORF (Austria)
  • OTSE Ltd. (Bulgaria)
  • Pinellas County Communications (USA)
  • Playbox Technology (UK)
  • Portland TV (UK)
  • PrimeTel (Cyprus)
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media (Germany)
  • RAI (Italy)
  • RPC-TV (Panama)
  • RTC Télé Liège (Belgium)
  • RTP (Portugal)
  • RTV Slovenija (Slovenia)
  • Services Sound & Vision Corporation / BFBS (UK)
  • SES ASTRA (Sweden)
  • Show TV (Turkey)
  • Siemens (UK)
  • SIS LIVE (UK)
  • SKAI TV (Greece)
  • Smart TV (UK)
  • Studios A/S (Denmark)
  • STV (Spain)
  • STV (UK)
  • Telefonica 02 (Czech Republic)
  • TeleSambre (Belgium)
  • The First Baptist Church of Panama City (USA)
  • The Hospital Club (UK)
  • The London Studios (UK)
  • The One Show (UK)
  • TRT (Turkey)
  • TSL (UK)
  • TV 2 (Denmark)
  • TVP (Poland)
  • TV Skyline (Germany)
  • TVT (Brazil)
  • Universal Media Services (USA)
  • Visuals (Switzerland)
  • VSC Design (UK)
  • Westminster Live (UK)
  • WGGB-TV (USA)
  • William Hill (UK)
  • WMBB-TV (USA)
 

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