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Betso TCX-2 Timecode Transceiver

Betso TCX-2 Timecode Transceiver

The BETSO TCX-2 is an ultra-compact timecode transceiver and generator. It features an easy-to-read OLED display and simple configuration. It supports continuous timecode jamming using RF, with exceptionally high accuracy and the ability to monitor all connected devices on the network.

Timecode is broadcast up to 500m line of sight, using spread spectrum frequency-hopping, for superior performance even in challenging high RF locations. If a receiver drops out of range of the transmitter, it continues to generate its own timecode internally, ensuring accurate data until the unit returns within range. The transmitter can monitor the battery levels of all receiving devices within range.

The BETSO TCX-2 can receive or transmit signal all SMPTE timecode rates and formats. It also functions as a standalone timecode generator. The ultra-highly accurate TCXO ensures that timecode does not drift throughout the day, even under extreme temperature changes. The TCX-2 is powered by one AA battery, for up to 50 hours of continuous use (at minimum brightness in standby mode).

TCX-2 Specifications
DisplayWide graphic OLED display with adjustable brightness
Dimensions (h x w x d)59 x 35 x 16 mm (2.35″ x 1.37″ x 0.62″)
Weight (w/o battery)approx. 45g (1.58 oz)
Mechanical constructionCNC milled, anodized aluminum alloy
Powering1x AA battery (alkaline or lithium) / 1x accu (NiMH, NiCd)
Current consumption50 – 100 mA
Battery lifeUp to 50 hours
SMPTE TC formats23,976 fps – 30 fps including DF and NDF (also 0.5 and 2 multiples: 11.98 fps – 60 fps supported)
Output TC amplitudeAdjustable from -30dBu to +6dBu
Input TC sensitivity0.2 – 10 V (p-p)
TCXO crystalCalibrated temperature compensated oscillator (+/- 0.1 ppm)
Accuracy errorLess than 0.3 frames / 24 hours
Accuracy error with RF transmission0 frames / 24 hours
Frequency range902 – 928 MHz
Number of channels5
RF output power10mW (10dBm)
Operating rangeup to 500m line of sight


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