Wohler Ships Award-Winning Touchstone 3G Portable Signal Test Generator

PANORAMAdtv, the video products division of Wohler
Technologies Inc., announced the release of the award-winning Touchstone
3G portable signal test generator for digital video and audio. The palm-sized,
battery-operated device serves a growing market need for flexible testing of
signals including 3Gb/s serial digital signals.

“As bandwidth-intensive applications demand increasing
performance levels, broadcasters and other media companies require a practical
tool with which they can test the integrity of their digital video and audio
signals, regardless of format,” said Wohler President and CEO Carl J.
Dempsey. “Disk-to-disk backup, video editing, nearline data storage, and
other media-focused applications involve a greater volume of data than ever
before, and our Touchstone device makes it easy to test and confirm signals for
even the newest video formats.”

The Touchstone 3G unit can generate 37 different 10-bit
video test patterns with embedded audio signals that provide programmed tones
for up to eight stereo pairs. Video test patterns include motion zone plates
and a pathological signal for 4:2:2 digital signals including 1080-50/60P at
3Gb/s.

Touchstone 3G can be powered by rechargeable or single-use
batteries, in addition to an included universal AC supply. Touchstone 3G is
extremely portable and may be carried as easily as a mobile phone. An optional
carry case with integrated belt clip allows for convenient, hands-free
transport.

When first introduced in 2007, the Touchstone 3G system
earned a TV Technology STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) Award
celebrating its technical innovation. Now shipping, the Wohler product is
available for purchase from more than 300 Wohler dealers and distributors
worldwide.