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Tektronix Video ECO8000

9-Ch, SD/HD &/or 3G-SDI Automatic Changeover Unit

Brand: Tektronix Video
Model Number: ECO8000
Our Item No: ECO8000
Condition: NEW
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ECO8000

$4,290.00

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Product Features:

  • Switches analog black burst, HD tri-level sync, AES/DARS, word clock, LTC, as well as SD/HD/3G-SDI signals – all the timing and synchronization signals required in modern broadcast, production, and post production facilities
  • Scalable product architecture to fit various application needs
  • Electronic Fast Switch function for near glitch-less sync source switching, minimizing disruption in operations
  • Automatic or Manual changeover mode
  • Front panel LED fault indicators for each individual channel as well as the status of the power supplies
  • Dual hot-swappable power supplies ensure continuous availability of reference signals
  • Easy to manage with Web-based interface for configuration and SNMP for status and alert information
  • Sync generator and time reference generator system for broadcast, studio, mobile, and post-production facilities
  • Master or slave (genlock) operation for distributed system architectures

The Tektronix ECO8000 is a highly versatile automatic sync and signal changeover unit with configurations and capabilities required to address modern master sync application and other advanced sync timing application. The Tektronix ECO8000 offers exceptional reliability, stability and high availability and is designed with optional high bandwidth input changeover capabilities for HD/SD and/or 3G-SDI signal environments.

Each Tektronix ECO8000 unit can be used with the following signal generators to form the complete sync generator system, which offers extra redundancy for the critical timing and synchronization system in the facilities.

  • A pair of Tektronix Master Sync / Master Clock Reference Generators (SPG8000) for most broadcast facility timing applications.
  • A pair of Tektronix Test Signal Generators (TG8000) for more advanced post production facility timing applications.

The Tektronix ECO8000 provides up to nine user-configurable BNC channels and four LTC channels. Each channel consists of primary and backup inputs, and an output. The base configuration of the Tektronix ECO8000 has three 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels with options for six more 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch or 3 GHz Relay Switch channels in groups of three channels each, plus four optional LTC channels.

The 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels support black burst, HD tri-level sync, AES/DARS, and word clock signals. The 3 GHz Relay Switch of the Tektronix ECO8000 channels support SD/HD/3G-SDI signals as well as most analog reference signals. For applications that require more than nine BNC channels, two Tektronix ECO8000 can be configured to work as a single system which practically doubles the number of channels available (up to 18 BNC channels and eight LTC channels).

Channel Configuration

Channel configuration can be set either via the front panel or the Tektronix ECO8000 Web User Interface. Signal amplitude fault detection level follows the setting of the channel configuration. Detection on individual channel may be disabled, giving the option of disabling switching to the backup unit on failure of signals not critical to the facility operation.

Changeover Switching

When operated in the switch-on-fault mode, the Tektronix ECO8000 will automatically select the backup sync source should any of the primary inputs fail. However, in the unlikely event both sync sources are faulty, the Tektronix ECO8000 will not alternate between the two sources. If necessary, this function may be overridden with the manual sync source selection. Manual source selection also facilitates periodic testing of the changeover function.

  • 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch Channels:
    • The Electronic Fast Switch function, which comes standard with all 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels, significantly improves the changeover switching speed and thus minimizes disturbance of the reference sync signals when switching between primary and backup inputs. The Electronic Fast Switch channels have latching relay backups that engage on loss of power to maintain the selected signal path.
  • Optional 3 GHz Relay Switch Channels:
    • The optional 3 GHz Relay Switch channels are optimized for SD/HD/3G-SDI signals, but are also usable for most reference signals. These channels utilize high bandwidth latching relays to preserve the selected signal path upon a loss of power.
  • Optional LTC Channels:
    • The optional LTC channel connections are pin-compatible with the Tektronix SPG8000 and TG8000 generators, so these signals can be connected with standard 15 pin D-SUB cables. The same cable can be used to carry GPI connections, which allow the SPG8000 to trigger a changeover on certain error conditions such as loss of genlock.

Front Panel Controls

In association with the LCD display, front-panel controls are provided for source selection, operating mode, resetting the fault indicators, and for disabling the front-panel controls. LED fault indicators are also provided for each individual channels as well as the status of the power supplies. When the unit is connected to an Ethernet network, these functions are also available from the Tektronix ECO8000 Web User Interface using a Web browser on a computer connected to the same network.

Optional Backup Power Supply

The optional hot-swappable, redundant (backup) dual power supply system (Option DPW) virtually removes the risk of sync loss due to power supply unit failure, minimizing disruption in operations. Unique to the Tektronix ECO8000, the Automatic Changeover Unit periodically tests the backup power supply to verify its performance. If the test fails, a fault will be indicated on the LED fault indicator as well as an error message for backup power supply replacement – providing extra assurance that the backup power supply will be ready when needed.

Each power supply module has both AC and DC indicator LEDs. These LEDs continue to operate for 10 minutes after the loss of power. This allows quick troubleshooting in the event of supply or AC power failure.

Alarm and Status Reporting

Alarm and status information can be reported through SNMP, GPI, email notification, and/or the Tektronix ECO8000 Web User Interface.

  • 3 - 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels (black burst, HD tri-level sync, AES/DARS, word clock)
  • 1 - Quick Start User Manual (071-3221-xx)
PRE-INSTALLED UPGRADES
  • Cannot be sold separately from main unit(s)
  • Order with purchase of new main unit(s)
  • Factory-installed, prior to shipping
  • Installations vary; please call for details
ECO8000 DPW Tektronix ECO8000 DPW Add a second hot-swappable redundant (backup) power supply to ECO8000 Add to Cart

$474.00

ECO8000 HREF Tektronix ECO8000 HREF Add 3x3 GHz Relay Switch channel (3G/HD/SD, black burst, AES/DARS) to ECO8000 Add to Cart

$1,090.00

ECO8000 LTC Tektronix ECO8000 LTC Add 4 x LTC channels for Tektronix ECO8000 Automatic Changeover Unit Add to Cart

$538.00

ECO8000 RACK Tektronix ECO8000 RACK Rackmount slides and rails kit for ECO8000 (1 RU height, full depth) Add to Cart

$409.00

ECO8000 REF Tektronix ECO8000 REF Add 3 x 50 MHz Electronic Fast Switch channels (black burst, HD, AES/DARS) Add to Cart

$538.00

ECO8000 XLR Tektronix ECO8000 XLR Adapter cable (6ft) from 15-pin D-sub LTC to 4 XLR male and BNC male connector Add to Cart

$409.00

POST-PURCHASE UPGRADES
  • Sold separately from main unit(s)
  • Intended for pre-owned/existing main unit(s)
  • Can be purchased and installed at any time
  • Installations vary; please call for details
ECO800UP DPW Tek Video ECO800UP DPW Upgrade: Add Hot-Swappable Backup Power Supply to ECO8000 Add to Cart

$590.00

ECO800UP IF Tek Video ECO800UP IF Upgrade: Add Installation Service to ECO8000 Add to Cart

$97.00

ECO800UP IFC Tek Video ECO800UP IFC Upgrade: Add Service Installation/Calibration to ECO8000 Add to Cart

$486.00

ECO800UP LTC Tek Video ECO800UP LTC Upgrade: Add 4 LTC Channels to ECO8000 (Requires Opt. LTC) Add to Cart

$590.00

ECO800UP RACK Tek Video ECO800UP RACK Upgrade: Add Rackmount Slides/Rails Kit (1 RU Height/Full Depth) to ECO8000 Add to Cart

$449.00

Calibration & Data Reports
Model Description Buy Now Price
ECO8000 C3 Tektronix ECO8000 C3 3 Years Calibration Service for Tektronix ECO8000 Add to Cart

$700.00

ECO8000 C5 Tektronix ECO8000 C5 5 Years Calibration Service for Tektronix ECO8000 Add to Cart

$1,220.00

ECO8000 D1 Tektronix ECO8000 D1 1 Year Cali Data Report for Tektronix ECO8000 Add to Cart

$47.00

ECO8000 D3 Tektronix ECO8000 D3 3 Year Cali Data Report for Tektronix ECO8000 Add to Cart

$92.00

ECO8000 D5 Tektronix ECO8000 D5 5 Year Cali Data Report for Tektronix ECO8000 Add to Cart

$173.00

ECO8000 G3 Tektronix ECO8000 G3 Three Year Gold Care Plans for Tektronix ECO8000 Add to Cart

$688.00

ECO8000 G5 Tektronix ECO8000 G5 Five Year Gold Care Plans for Tektronix ECO8000 Add to Cart

$1,250.00

Repair Services
Model Description Buy Now Price
ECO8000 R3 Tektronix ECO8000 R3 Repair Service 3 Years for Tektronix ECO8000 Add to Cart

$385.00

ECO8000 R5 Tektronix ECO8000 R5 Repair Service 5 Years for Tektronix ECO8000 Add to Cart

$725.00

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