US TV Explorer

October 2, 2006.

PROMAX launches unique US TV Explorer for digital broadcast, cable and satellite

PROMAX ELECTRONICS recently introduced a new portable analyzer, the PRODIG-5B US TV EXPLORER, that for the first time can measure terrestrial, cable and satellite DTV signals in America. This new unit allows PROMAX to bring a unique solution to the market that combines existing spectrum analyzer capabilities together with advanced DTV measurements and signal demodulation.

Field strength meter US TV Explorer

8-VSB measurements in the field strength meterDesigned to meet the needs of professional installers, broadcasters, cable networks and satellite operators, the US TV EXPLORER is compatible with 8VSB, QAM and QPSK (DVB-S and DSS) as well as analog NTSC signals. Moreover, it contains an MPEG-2 and AC3 demodulator that makes it possible to display transport stream information and watch digital channels.

Field strength meter spectrum analyserThe US TV EXPLORER provides quick and reliable testing capabilities for installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of digital and analog TV signals. It allows users to perform detailed spectrum analysis, display all measurements in one screen and watch TV picture.

In addition, the AUTO-ID feature searches for channels, detects digital transmission parameters automatically and reads network identification data from the MPEG-2 transport stream.

Medidor de campo US TV ExplorerAn extremely easy-to-use graphical interface makes the US TV EXPLORER an ideal instrument in any scenario. Whether pointing a satellite dish, commissioning cable networks or testing aerial TV signals, the US TV EXPLORER is setting new standards in the way installers perform and understand measurements.

US TV Explorer - Digital TV info screen

DIGITAL MPEG &AC3 AND ANALOG NTSC DECODING*

  • MPEG-2 & AC3 detection flag
  • Service
  • Network Identification
  • Video PID
  • Audio PID
  • Picture format
  • SID
  • ID
  • Type of signal (8VSB / QAM / QPSK)
  • Video / Audio Bit Rate
Field strength meter measuring a 8-VSB signal

Digital Terrestrial 8VSB:

  • Power
  • C/N
  • MER
  • VBER
  • SER
Field strength meter measuring a J.83/B QAM signal

Digital cable QAM (ITU-T J.83 Annex B):

  • Power
  • C/N
  • MER
  • BER
Field strength meter measuring a QPSK signal

Digital Satellite DVB-S QPSK:

  • Power
  • C/N
  • CBER
  • VBER
  • MER
Field strength meter measuring a DSS signal

Digital Satellite DSS QPSK:

  • Power
  • C/N
  • CBER
  • VBER
  • MER
Field strength meter measuring an analogue Terrestrial signal

Analogue NTSC:

  • Level
  • Video-Audio
  • C/N

* Except for DSS and analog satellite.