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Gefen Unveils Portable HDMI Signal Generator Upgraded for 3DTV with High Quality Audio Testing
Gefen’s next generation Mini Pattern Signal Generator
for HDMI 3DTV is designed for easy mobility when installing, designing
or trouble shooting audio/video systems in the field. Real-time testing
of multiple displays and projectors, support for 3DTV, advanced features
and the small, lightweight enclosure all make this Signal Generator a
valuable tool for integrators.
The Gefen ToolBox Mini Pattern Signal Generator for HDMI 3DTV supplies
several test patterns for calibrating and testing video performance. New
video testing patterns are provided including 19 HDTV and VESA standard
timings. The 3DTV test pattern supports side-by-side, top-bottom, and
frame packing 3D formats up to 1080p @ 24Hz. It supports the connection
of digital optical audio, used to test support for the HDMI 1.4 feature
of audio return channel. This is to determine if the connected display
properly returns audio over the same HDMI cable. This new Signal
Generator can also analyze the audio/video signal on the input and
display the exact video timing and audio specification.
Advanced features include a KSV count for connected sources. The Mini
Signal Generator for HDMI 3DTV will identify the maximum KSV keys for
each source. This is extremely valuable when distributing a source to
multiple displays with HDCP-compliance as you can see if the system will
support additional KSVs.
The Mini Pattern Signal Generator for HDMI 3DTV also allows you to store
various displays’ EDID information through the local input and take it
to the field. If you experience issues with signal loss when testing
displays in the field, you can store that display’s EDID or use a
previously installed EDID to overcome the issue.
The on-screen display menu, accessed through navigation touch capacitive
buttons on top of the unit, guides users through all settings for an
easy operation. Its ease of use enables a professional on-site
evaluation and calibration of HDTV systems, immediately locating where
problems lie so they may be eliminated.