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OTM 1000

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Introducing the OmniTek OTM 1000 waveform monitor and signal generator: a unique combination of high-precision video / audio analysis tools partnered by a comprehensive full-motion signal generator system. The OTM 1000 is compatible with all single- and dual-link SDI formats at 270Mb/s, 1.5Gb/s, and 3Gb/s. The system also offers an optional physical layer analysis package, providing jitter measurements and the industry’s first production eye diagram display for 3Gb/s signals.

System Overview

The OTM 1000 is supplied in an industry-standard half-width 3RU enclosure with a familiar, easy-to-use control panel interface and high-resolution built-in colour LCD display. There are two SDI inputs and two SDI outputs, plus a reference sync input loop-thru (bi-level or tri-level) and an analog RGB/YPbPr component monitoring output. There is an internal loudspeaker and a headphone socket for audio monitoring. External data interfaces include dual gigabit ethernet ports, three USB ports, and an RS-232 serial interface.

The capabilities of the system are defined by a wide range of performance options, to allow users to configure the system to meet their exact needs. Most options are software-programmable, to allow new features to be installed simply via a download. The physical layer analysis package and digital audio I/O interfaces however, are in the form of additional plug-in circuit cards. A range of mechanical options are also available, including a 19" rack-mount kit, rugged flight case, and mounting sleeve with carrying handle and angled feet.

The OTM 1000 contains a unique flexible display manager, which allows the user to configure the screen displays to suit their needs. Each window tile can be positioned and sized individually, and stored as a preset. There is an external VGA port for connection to an external display screen of up to 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution.

All functions of the system are open to remote control, either via SNMP or a network-based client-server model which supports the control of multiple systems.


The OTM 1000 is supplied with basic monitoring functions in standard-definition only. A wide range of additional options are available, see below. Options may be purchased at any time, and the system upgraded by the customer via software downloads.

To make choosing the correct system for your needs easier, selected options have been collected into price-discounted “bundles” designed to meet typical user requirements in broadcast, post-production, and R&D.

For a complete list of available options and prices, or to arrange a system demonstration, please contact us.

Video Standard Support

VIDEO_HD Adds HD support
VIDEO_DL Adds support for Dual Link formats (requires VIDEO_HD)
VIDEO_3G Adds suport for 3Gb/s A & B formats (requires VIDEO_HD)

Video Monitoring Options

VIEW_DATA Enhanced pixel data digital analysis display
VIEW_2 Adds support for dual simultaneous SDI monitoring. Note: 3Gb/s type B and Dual Link formats not supported.
VIEW_XR_DCI Adds XYZ monitoring, histograms, 12-bit, CIE colour chart

Video Pattern Generator Options

GEN_BASIC Basic static test pattern generator
GEN Standard test patterns, zone plates, active video stills; gain, noise, bounce, audio tone generation, VITC, ATC, WSS, VINDEX, SMPTE 352 insert
GEN_2 Adds support for simultaneous 2-channel SD/HD/3G-A signals
GEN_MOTION Uncompressed sequence play-out from system RAM
GEN_ADV Closed caption, RVF and ANC generation; custom ANC streaming

Video Capture Options

CAP_MOTION Full motion capture, recorded uncompressed to RAM
CAP_ADV ANC capture; RVF still or sequence capture

Physical Layer Measurements

Note: Video standard support must match system video standard support.
EYE_SD/_HD/_3G SD / HD / 3G eye height, eye diagram and jitter

Audio Monitoring Options

AUDIO Adds audio monitoring: PPMs, phase, clip, over, silence, mute, play-out, audio status, surround sound, loudness, Lissajous figures
AUDIO_AES Adds AES digital I/O support on separate card (requires AUDIO)
AUDIO_DOLBY_E Adds DOLBY E full decode + metadata (requires AUDIO)
AUDIO_DOLBY_D Full Dolby Digital decode (requires AUDIO)

Other Options

LTC LTC timecode reader
OTM_COVER Carrying sleeve with handle & feet, plus protective display cover
OTM_CASE Custom-designed flight case, also with USB keyboard
OTM_DUAL_RACK 19" rack mounting kit
OTM_FILLER 19" rack blanking plate

Tech Spec

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Serial Digital Inputs
Connection 2 x BNC with 75ohm termination
Return Loss >15dB up to 1.5GHz, >10dB up to 3GHz
Bit Rates 270Mb/s, 1.485Gb/s, 2.97Gb/s (SMPTE 259M, 292M, 424M)
Serial Digital Outputs
Connection 2 x BNC with 75ohm termination
Bit Rates 270Mb/s, 1.485Gb/s, 2.97Gb/s (SMPTE 259M, 292M, 424M)
Jitter Timing Jitter: <0.2UI (SD), <1.0UI(HD), <2.0UI(3Gb/s)
Alignment Jitter: <0.2UI (SD), <0.2UI(HD), <0.3UI(3Gb/s)
Monitor Out Connector
Connection 8-pin Lemo
Video Output RGB with bi- or tri-level sync on green, 0.7Vpk-pk video; or YPrPb with bi- or tri-level sync on Y, 0.7Vpk-pk video.
Sync Input Black with bi-level (0.3 Vpk-pk) or tri-level (0.6 Vpk-pk) composite sync.
Return Loss >20dB up to 30MHz
Reference Loop
Connection 2 x BNC, high impedence loop-through
Sync Input Black with bi-level (0.3 Vpk-pk) or tei-level (0.6 Vpk-pk) composite sync.
Return Loss >30dB up to 30MHz, with suitable termination on one BNC
Raster Formats 486i / 59.94, 576i / 50 (ITU-R BT.601)
720p / 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60Hz (SMPTE 296M)
1080sF / 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30Hz (SMPTE 274M, RP211)
1080i / 50, 59.94, 60Hz (SMPTE 274M)
1080p / 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60Hz (SMPTE 274M, 425M)
Sampling 4:2:2, 4:4:4, and 4:4:4 + Alpha (SMPTE 372M)
Resolution 8-, 10-, or 12-bits per pixel (SMPTE 372M)
Error Control EDH checking in SDTV modes; Line CRCs in HDTV
Generators Total storage capacity 2GBytes (RAM) (Sequence play-out length depends on video format & sampling structure.)
Genlock Output timing adjustable (with respect to sync input) in clock increments from 0 to 1 video frame.
Power 90...250Vac 47...63Hz autodetect. 150W maximum
Size/Weight Standard case: 430mm x 200mm x 120mm, 9Kg
Temperature Operational: +5...+35C, humidity <95% non-condensing
Storage: -20...+50C, humidity <95% non-condensing




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