510 - RDS/RBDS Monitor (Decoder-Reader)

THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION

The Inovonics 510 connects to the composite/MPX output of any FM receiver or modulation monitor to display all the RDS/RBDS radio-data groups. The backlighted LCD readout displays station, format and program IDs, alternative frequencies, text and in-house messages, traffic and emergency alerts, plus the subcarrier injection level in percent-modulation

A rear-panel RS-232 port allows further analysis or archiving of received data. The 510 conforms to European CENELEC and American NRSC standards.

Features


  • Easy installation - simply connect the 510 to the Composite Output jack of any Modulation Monitor or receiver.

  • 80-character LCD display

  • Setup mode references 100% carrier modulation with digital precision.

  • Unique “Glossary” utility defines the RDS/RDBS abbreviations.

  • Built-in RS-232 port provides a 2-way computer interface.

  • Displays all radio-data groups: flags, codes, radiotext and more.

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Specifications


STANDARDS SUPPORTED

European CENELEC and United States NRSC standards are accommodated with appropriate software versions.

GROUPS SUPPORTED

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 15.

APPLICATIONS DISPLAYED

  • “Screen No.” refers to the various LCD screens of information that may be manually selected for display. These screens have been assigned for best display efficiency; screen numbers do not necessarily agree with data group numbers.

  • Some RDS/RBDS groups have provision for separate “A” and “B” sets, or versions, of radio data. Screen numbers with an “A” or a “B” indicate that separate versions of the application may be viewed independently.

SCREEN NO. / APPLICATION

  • 01A, B  / PI, PS, PIN, PTY

  • 02A  / TP, TA, M/S, DI, CT

  • 02B  / TP, TA, M/S, DI

  • 03 /  AF (up to 25 AM, FM, LW)

  • 04A, B /  RT (64 characters)

  • 05A, B / IH (64 characters)

  • 06A  / TDC, RP

  • 07  / EWS (2-digit code followed by ASCII text)

  • 08A  / EON (PI, PS, TA, AF)

  • 08B  / EON (PI, TA)

  • 09  / RDS/RBDS subcarrier injection level

  • 10  / Listing of groups being received

For an explanation of application abbreviations, please consult the appropriate RDS or RBDS published specification.

FRONT PANEL READOUT

The backlighted LCD panel displays 2 lines of 40 characters, each. Data groups that carry plain-text messages are supported with a full set of ASCII characters, plus certain language-specific alternate characters. Hexadecimal values are shown for other data groups, depending on the software version supplied.

DISPLAY SELECT BUTTONS

Front-panel “up/down” buttons manually cycle through the various LCD “screens” of RDS/RBDS data. When both buttons are depressed simultaneously, the Model 510 displays a Glossary of RDS/RBDS Terms.

COMPOSITE INPUT

10k-ohm, unbalanced/bridging input accepts 1-10V p-p, corresponding to 100% carrier deviation.

RS-232 DATA INTERFACE

Rear-panel DB-9 socket may be connected directly to the COM (serial) port of an IBM-compatible PC.

POWER REQUIREMENTS

105-130VAC and 210-260VAC; 50/60Hz; 20W.

SIZE AND  WEIGHT

23” x 16” x 2” (2U); 8 lbs

584mm x 406mm x 51mm ; 3.6 kg

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