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Matchbox Generator

Fully-fledged test pattern generation with advanced audio and video identing. The MatchBox Generator fulfills all your test pattern generation and identing needs with video channel identification and intuitive text to speech synthesis. Boasting 16 channels of embedded or AES audio and support for SD, HD and quad-link 4K video. 

Test Tones

Test tones Matchbox Generator
Audio tones are easily configurable per channel. Just choose GLITS, BLITS, or continuous tones. Tones can also be conveniently generated as encoded Dolby. All tones are precisely generated at 24 bit resolution.

Audio Idents

Audio Idents Matchbox Generator
No need for the time consuming and inflexible pre-recorded sequences; our text to speech synthesis handles it all for you! You can insert phrases onto the audio outputs at regular intervals and create common prefixes with staggered leg ident to identify channels without the idents talking over each other. All of this is configurable via simple text entry through the web interface, and applied within seconds.

Test Patterns

Test Patterns Matchbox Generator
Once you have a MatchBox generator you will not need another TPG! Whether you want plain bars, sweeps, ramps, pathological, RP219 bars or even High Dynamic Range (HDR BT2111) our flexible TPG will do the job.... and if the pattern you are looking for is not there, we are happy to add patterns for our valued customers.

Text Ident

Text Ident Matchbox Generator
Designed for clear readability and contrast. Our text ident generation boasts tidy anti-aliased text with a neat outline for clear display against any background. A range of available fonts, sizes and colours get your line identification across.

Logo/Bug Insertion

Logo Insertion IdentBox
Customise your source with a logo or other graphic. Logo insertion allows you to upload and place your graphic keyed into the source.

Video Output

Video Output Matchbox Generator
Our SFP based interface gives our customers the flexibility to output video in any form they choose; copper, fibre or HDMI. Up to 4 SFP can be fitted to provide 8 test pattern outputs at SD/HD or 3G. These outputs can also be used for quad-link 4k.

Genlock

Genlock Matchbox Generator
Lock the video output to Black&Burst or Tri-Level house references.

Web Interface

Web Interface Matchbox Generator
Simply type the IP address of your MatchBox Generator into a web browser and set it up! This clear and compact interface can be used on any PC, Mac and touch screen device.
Video Video IO
MatchBox Chassis 4 Bi-directional x SDI
(2 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
Matchbox frame 4 Bi-directional SDI + 4 Output SDI
(4 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
Video Genlock
MatchBox Chassis HD-BNC Module Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
Matchbox frame HD-BNC Module Ref, BNC Frame Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
Video Test Patterns
MatchBox Chassis SMPTE 219, 75% Bars, 100% Bars,
Luma Ramp, Luma Limit Ramp,
Ramp, Limit Ramp, 100% Sweep,
75% Sweep, Multi-Burst, Pathalogical
Matchbox frame SMPTE 219, 75% Bars, 100% Bars,
Luma Ramp, Luma Limit Ramp,
Ramp, Limit Ramp, 100% Sweep,
75% Sweep, Multi-Burst, Pathalogical
Video Passthrough
MatchBox Chassis Yes
Matchbox frame Yes
Video Text Ident
MatchBox Chassis 4 lines
Matchbox frame 4 lines
Video Embedded
MatchBox Chassis 16 Channels (4 groups)
Matchbox frame 16 Channels (4 groups)
Video AES
MatchBox Chassis 8 Channels (Option)
Matchbox frame 8 Channels (Option)
Video Dolby Encode
MatchBox Chassis Yes (option)
Matchbox frame Yes (option)
Video Passthrough
MatchBox Chassis Yes
Matchbox frame Yes
Video Test Tones
MatchBox Chassis BLITS, GLITS, Continuous
Matchbox frame BLITS, GLITS, Continuous
Video Audio Idents
MatchBox Chassis Phrase per channel (16)
+ 4 common intro’s
Matchbox frame Phrase per channel (16)
+ 4 common intro’s
Video Remote Control
MatchBox Chassis Web Browser Interface
Matchbox frame Web Browser Interface
Video Ethernet
MatchBox Chassis 1Gb RJ45 Module Connection
Matchbox frame 1Gb RJ45 Frame Connection
Video Default IP address
MatchBox Chassis 192.168.1.58 to 192.168.1.59
Matchbox frame 192.168.1.101 to 192.168.1.104
Video Power
MatchBox Chassis 12V DC 60W Max
2 x XLR
Matchbox frame 12V DC 100W Max
2 x XLR
Video AC Power Supply
MatchBox Chassis Included
Matchbox frame Included
Video Size
MatchBox Chassis H: 44mm W: 483mm D: 155mm
Matchbox frame H: 44mm W: 483mm D: 227mm
Video MatchBox xFrame
Video IO 4 Bi-directional x SDI
(2 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
4 Bi-directional SDI + 4 Output SDI
(4 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
Genlock HD-BNC Module Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
HD-BNC Module Ref, BNC Frame Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
Test Patterns SMPTE 219, 75% Bars, 100% Bars,
Luma Ramp, Luma Limit Ramp,
Ramp, Limit Ramp, 100% Sweep,
75% Sweep, Multi-Burst, Pathalogical
SMPTE 219, 75% Bars, 100% Bars,
Luma Ramp, Luma Limit Ramp,
Ramp, Limit Ramp, 100% Sweep,
75% Sweep, Multi-Burst, Pathalogical
Passthrough Yes Yes
Text Ident 4 lines 4 lines
Audio Output MatchBox xFrame
Embedded 16 Channels (4 groups) 16 Channels (4 groups)
AES 8 Channels (Option) 8 Channels (Option)
Dolby Encode Yes (option) Yes (option)
Passthrough Yes Yes
Test Tones BLITS, GLITS, Continuous BLITS, GLITS, Continuous
Audio Idents Phrase per channel (16)
+ 4 common intro’s
Phrase per channel (16)
+ 4 common intro’s
Control MatchBox xFrame
Remote Control Web Browser Interface Web Browser Interface
Ethernet 1Gb RJ45 Module Connection 1Gb RJ45 Frame Connection
Default IP address 192.168.1.58 to 192.168.1.59 192.168.1.101 to 192.168.1.104
General MatchBox xFrame
Power 12V DC 60W Max
2 x XLR
12V DC 100W Max
2 x XLR
AC Power Supply Included Included
Size H: 44mm W: 483mm D: 155mm H: 44mm W: 483mm D: 227mm
Order Code Description
G3G MatchBox Generator for 3G/SD/HD; Module & Rear only
Including: 1 x SFP (2T) and license
G4K MatchBox Generator for 3G/SD/HD & 4K; Module & Rear only
Including: 2 x SFP (2T) and license
XF-G3G MatchBox Generator Module & Rear for 3G/SD/HD in a 1RU XFrame inc' PSUs
Including: 1 x SFP (2T) and license
XF-AG-3G MatchBox Analyser & Generator Modules & Rears for 3G/SD/HD in a 1RU XFrame inc' PSUs
Including: 1 x SFP (2R), 2 x SFP (2T) and license
XF-G4K MatchBox Generator Module & Rear for 3G/SD/HD & 4K in a 1RU XFrame inc' PSUs
Including: 2 x SFP (2T) and license
XF-AG-4K MatchBox Analyser & Generator Modules & Rears for 3G/SD/HD & 4K in a 1RU XFrame inc' PSUs
Including: 2 x SFP (2R), 4 x SFP (2T) and license
AUD Audio Module and Rear only, order audio options (below) seperately
DolE Dolby E Encoder (Requires Audio Module [Order 1 x AUD])
ANO Analogue output option (Requires Audio Module [Order 1 x AUD])
AESO AES Out option (Requires Audio Module [Order 1 x AUD])