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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 and more 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.

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.
VideoVideo IO
MatchBox Chassis4 Bi-directional x SDI
(2 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
Matchbox frame4 Bi-directional SDI + 4 Output SDI
(4 x SFPs)
Quadlink 4K, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
VideoGenlock
MatchBox ChassisHD-BNC Module Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
Matchbox frameHD-BNC Module Ref, BNC Frame Ref
Black&Burst, Tri-Level, SDI
VideoTest Patterns
MatchBox ChassisSMPTE 219, 75% Bars, 100% Bars,
Luma Ramp, Luma Limit Ramp,
Ramp, Limit Ramp, 100% Sweep,
75% Sweep, Multi-Burst, Pathalogical
Matchbox frameSMPTE 219, 75% Bars, 100% Bars,
Luma Ramp, Luma Limit Ramp,
Ramp, Limit Ramp, 100% Sweep,
75% Sweep, Multi-Burst, Pathalogical
VideoPassthrough
MatchBox ChassisYes
Matchbox frameYes
VideoText Ident
MatchBox Chassis4 lines
Matchbox frame4 lines
VideoEmbedded
MatchBox Chassis16 Channels (4 groups)
Matchbox frame16 Channels (4 groups)
VideoAES
MatchBox Chassis8 Channels (Option)
Matchbox frame8 Channels (Option)
VideoDolby Encode
MatchBox ChassisYes (option)
Matchbox frameYes (option)
VideoPassthrough
MatchBox ChassisYes
Matchbox frameYes
VideoTest Tones
MatchBox ChassisBLITS, GLITS, Continuous
Matchbox frameBLITS, GLITS, Continuous
VideoAudio Idents
MatchBox ChassisPhrase per channel (16)
+ 4 common intro’s
Matchbox framePhrase per channel (16)
+ 4 common intro’s
VideoRemote Control
MatchBox ChassisWeb Browser Interface
Matchbox frameWeb Browser Interface
VideoEthernet
MatchBox Chassis1Gb RJ45 Module Connection
Matchbox frame1Gb RJ45 Frame Connection
VideoDefault IP address
MatchBox Chassis192.168.1.58 to 192.168.1.59
Matchbox frame192.168.1.101 to 192.168.1.104
VideoPower
MatchBox Chassis12V DC 60W Max
2 x XLR
Matchbox frame12V DC 100W Max
2 x XLR
VideoAC Power Supply
MatchBox ChassisIncluded
Matchbox frameIncluded
VideoSize
MatchBox ChassisH: 44mm W: 483mm D: 155mm
Matchbox frameH: 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