LOGGER ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS

The following accessories are available for the Eventide line of digital loggers:
bullet Hi-fi Board for VR320
bullet T1 Digital Input Board for the VR320
bullet Internal IRIG-B Time Code Reader for the VR320/VR240
bullet DVD-RAM Disks and other media
bullet Seiko label printer

"Rebroadcast Quality" Archives Available with
VR320 Digital Loggers


The 8-channel "Hi Fi" input board.

Today, in the era of networked everything, broadcasters are looking to access programming from their networked PCs. The Eventide Model VR320 provides this capability already. The natural next step was to offer an optional eight-channel "hi-fi" audio board for that model.

Beyond the ability to play hi-fi audio directly from the logging recorder, users can install the Eventide ArchiveReview program into any PC and play hi-fi audio, from the original archive, without a physical connection to the logger. Should you need to transcribe from the media, the ArchiveReview program will simultaneously run with any word processing program. An optional foot control for this purpose is also available from Eventide.

VR320 units equipped with a "Hi-Fi" audio board can record and playback with extended frequency response from 20Hz to 7.2kHz and 14.4kHz in addition to the standard 3400Hz response. Naturally, increasing the frequency response decreases the number of channel hours which can be recorded on a single single piece of media.

To maximize audio quality, the "Hi-Fi" audio board employs 16 bit A/D and D/A converters, in contrast to the 8 bit converters used on the standard board, and provides 85 dB of dynamic range.

The "Hi-Fi" VR320 unit is the perfect answer for delayed broadcast applications, archiving news actualities and recording long-form programs which may later be replayed or excerpted for "Best Of..." shows.

The "Hi-Fi" audio board can be ordered with new VR320 units. Existing VR320 units can also be upgraded to accommodate the new board. Note: a maximum of eight channels can be installed in each VR320 Hi-Fi logging recorder. Contact Eventide for more information.

 

T1 Digital Input Board for the VR320


T1 Digital Input Board Top View and Rear View

The T1 digital input board can record 24 simultaneous telephone conversations.  T1 connections are made using either DB15 or RJ48 connectors.  The installation point is between the telephone central office and customer equipment at the customer premises, with the recorder acting as a repeater for both directions.  Signals on both twisted pairs are recorded and combined so that each channel recorded by the VR320 is the sum of the data from two time slots (slot N in one direction plus slot N in the other direction).  Relays on the board will switch to create a hard-wired pass-through in case of a power loss.  Four 1/4 inch stereo phone jacks on the rear panel are available for monitor/playback of up to four channels.  A mono mix of the selected monitor/playback channels can be heard using the recorder's internal speaker, headphones, or line-level output.

Internal IRIG-B Time Code Reader for the VR320/VR240


IRIG-B Plug-in Board Board Top View and Rear View
An internal IRIG-B time code reader is available for the VR240/VR320.  The reader is a small printed circuit board which is plugged onto a larger option expander board.  The option expander board can accept up to three plug-on option boards.  One BNC connector is provided for time code input.  A switch allows the IRIG-B reader to terminate the cable with 50 ohms if desired, otherwise the input impedance of the reader is 10K.

Note:  Since IRIG-B format B122 does not include the year, you must set the clock manually from the front panel to specify the proper year.

DVD-RAM Disks and other media

bullet 9.4GB Rewriteable, double-sided, DVD-RAM disk.
bullet DDS-2 Data-grade DAT cassettes (box of 10).
bullet DDS-3 Data-grade DAT cassettes (box of 10)
bullet DDS-4 Data-grade DAT cassettes (box of 10).
bullet Cleaning tapes - Data-grade (box of 5).

Label Printer

The label printer provides an extremely convenient method for permanently identifying media recorded by any Eventide logging recorder. Each time media is recorded on and then ejected, the printer will disgorge a label giving information about the archive. A label can also be printed on demand.

The printer, a Seiko Smart Label Printer 100, is a compact unit that requires under 10 watts provided by its low voltage adapter*. Its thermal mechanism prints 6 lines on each label. The labels come on rolls of 130. A required adapter cable compatible with the PC (not Macintosh) version of the printer is available from Eventide. The printer and labels are available from Eventide and many computer dealers. The printer is connected to a serial port on the rear of the logger using the Eventide cable.

The labels have two sections separated by a vertical line. The left hand section should be placed on the outer media box. The right hand section should be placed on the surface of the cartridge itself.

The unit serial number is the serial number of the logging recorder on which the media was formatted, NOT the number of the logger on which the label was printed. The media serial number is the number assigned to the media when it is formatted for the first time on a given machine. If it is reformatted on the same machine, it will keep its serial number. If it is reformatted on a different machine, a new serial number will be assigned. The start and end time and date is taken from the index on the media, and is normally the allowable range for SEARCH operations.

*Our international customers may wish to purchase this item locally as we can only provide voltage adapters suitable for use in the USA.  The Smart Label Printer 100 is compatible with newer VR240 and VR320 loggers and the VR615/725/778.  Older VR240/VR320 units, along with the VR204, work with the Seiko EZ30.  

This page updated 23 October 2002

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