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Imagine Communications ASI-STAR

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Specifications
Color TFT Touchscreen LCD 320x240 pixels
2.1 x 2.8 in. (54x72 mm) display
Transport Stream Input SMPTE 310M or DVB-ASI with active looping output
2 BNC connectors, female, 75 ohms
Transport Stream Output DVB-ASI 
1 BNC connector, female, 75 ohms
Compact Flash 2 GB compact flash card
266X high-speed
Alarms
ETR-290 Priority 1 TS sync loss
Sync byte error
PAT error
Continuity
PMT error
PID error
PSIP/SI Tables
ATSC
-PAT
-PMT
-MGT
-VCT
-RRT
-STT
-EIT
-EPG
DVB
-PAT
-PMT
-EIT
-CAT
-NIT
-SDT
-EPG
-BAT
-TDT/TOT
SBTVD
-PAT
-PMT
-EIT
-CAT
-NIT
-SDT
-EPG
-BIT
-BAT
-TDT/TOD
-ISDB INFO
-IIP
-AC

The SBTVD column
The Event Information Table (EIT) has selections for HEIT, MEIT, LEIT and the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) has selections for HEPG, MEPG and LEPG.

These tables are separated into 3 platforms, H, M and L. The H version is for Fixed receiver or services, the L is for One-seg receiver or services and the M is for Mobile receiver or services

Communications RS-232 serial communications for firmware upgrade
Power Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack and AC power adapter/charger with North American power cord included; optional power cords available.
Auto shutdown of unused functions.
Environmental
Operating Temperature 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Storage -22° to 185° F (-30° to 85° C)
Mechanical
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.9 x 3.7 x 2.6 in. (150 x 94 x 66 mm)
Weight 16 oz. (453 g) (with Li-Ion battery pack)
 

 

 
          
Transport Stream Monitor


Discontinued

The Imagine Communications® ASI-STAR® is a portable, battery-powered transport stream monitor that provides functionality and versatility that distinguish it from other handheld test and measurement products. The first professional handheld device supporting the ISDB-Tb platform for the South American Region digital television market, the ASI-STAR allows users to record and play out test streams in ASI format, as well as monitor for ETR 290 priority 1 alarms. Embedded PSIP and SI tables can be viewed in the transport stream, allowing for simplified verification of transmitted data.

The device’s powerful array of features includes error counting and monitoring of bandwidth per program, total or null packets. ASI transport stream files are recorded onto a removable compact flash card, which can be removed and used in a PC for file storage or transfer.

The lightweight ASI-STAR is ideal for equipment installation or troubleshooting signal path issues related to ISDB-Tb, DVB-ASI or SMPTE-310 formatted transport streams.

■ Multiple-format functionality
■ DVB-ASI or SMPTE-310M evaluation
■ Supports monitoring of ATSC, DVB and ISDB-Tb tables
■ Record ASI transport stream to a removable compact flash card
■ Play out ASI transport stream from files stored on the removable compact flash card
■ ETR290 (TR 101 290) priority 1 alarms
■ PSIP, SI table and EPG displays
■ Portable, handheld, PDA-sized
■ Weighs under one pound with battery
■ Integrated 320x240 color LCD display
■ Touchscreen operation

This PDA-sized test monitor was designed to offer the convenience of portability without sacrificing function and performance. To enhance the user’s experience, the ASI-STAR features an integrated 320x240 color LCD display, utilizing touchscreen technology to control and configure each operation. Maintaining power in the field won’t be a problem — the ASI-STAR runs on a Lithium-Ion battery pack.

The ASI-STAR includes one active, looping transport stream input for DVB-ASI or SMPTE 310 formatted transport streams. The unit generates one ASI transport stream output via BNC using files stored on the compact memory card. Standard accessories include a sunshield, rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack, AC power adapter, serial communications cable and a belt-style pouch.