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Vector Software

Vector software enables remote configuration and status monitoring of Mentor RG units within a broadcast facility across a standard Ethernet network. All of Mentor RG’s parameters, including output formats, test patterns and timings can be modified with immediate effect. The browser is password protected to prevent unauthorized access. The current configuration of any unit can be instantly verified and amended: alternatively, preset configurations can be downloaded to any Vector enabled Mentor RG system. Vector also provides a convenient means of copying a configuration from one Mentor RG to another, simplifying both initial installation and unit upgrades.  The browser allows the operator to:

  • Change multiple settings.
  • Enable features.
  • Upgrade the unit.
  • Import new logos and proprietary patterns.
  • Delete unwanted pattern files.

Users can also access information on version numbers and enabled features using the browser. Vector also indicates the unit’s status, allowing visual confirmation of Genlock, GPS operation and power supply integrity. Remote access through the browser enables Trilogy engineers to provide full diagnostics support via a direct connection to your Mentor RG unit.


  • Remotely configure any IP-enabled Mentor RG over a standard Ethernet network
  • Indicates current status of all parameters and settings, even on remote units
  • Displays event log file with time stamp for troubleshooting and analysis
  • Simple cloning of Mentor RG configuration to speed future deployments
  • Convenient entry of test signal ident text
  • Remote firmware upgrade to reduce administrative overheads and ensure consistent versioning across all Mentor RG units

Item Code

Software Licensing Options:

360-10-00: Mentor RG SD/Analog Video Test Patterns

360-13-01: Mentor RG HD/SD/Analog Video Test Patterns

360-12-00:  Mentor RG Full Field Test Pattern

360-18-00: Mentor RG Noetwork Time Protocol (NTP)

360-19-00: Mentor RG SNMP Agent

360-21-00: Mentor RG Precision Time Protocol (PTP IEEE-1588)

360-22-00: Mentor RG LTC Inputs and Outputs

360-23-00: Mentor RG Analog ad AES Audio Test Tones



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Mentor RG

The Mentor RG is a 1RU signal sync, test and clock generator for SDI and IP-based mixed environments. It provides IEEE-1588 PTP references alongside more traditional Black Burst and Tri-Level sync signals. The signal reference generator references a GPS antenna system to establish timecode, which is then passed on to the mission-critical automation system. Two Mentor RG generators and a changeover are used for redundancy to assure accurate reference signals. Utilizing GPS provides an extremely stable and robust method for accurately locking multiple SPGs and also for governing the unit’s LTC, VITC and NTP outputs. Accurate GPS referencing is managed by the Mentor RG internal receiver module, or by locking to an external source of 1pps and NMEA serial data. All SD and HD reference and test signals are generated simultaneously for both 525 and 625 standards, with independent timing control for all outputs to meet the most demanding requirements. The Mentor RG pays special attention to multiple audio generators assignable for AES audio and DARS; embedded audio in the SD/HD channels; Wordclock; and Analog stereo audio. Up to ten Tri-Level Sync outputs for all 720 and 1080 standards. Two TLS outputs come as standard in the base unit and two option cards can bring this to ten. Tri-level sync is the analog video sync pulse which is typically used for the locking of HD video signals and preferred in HD environments over black and burst. Intuitive front panel controls allow immediate access to all important settings while Vector Editor software offers in-depth management of all parameters from any network connected location in your organization.  

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