PBE-301 Receiver - Composite Video & Stereo Audio

PBE-301 Receiver front PBE-301 Receiver rear

The Sourcerer system sends video and stereo audio signals over CAT-5 structured cable for distances of up to 2km, maintaining excellent signal quality with minimal degredation. It is a send/receive system, employing a driver at the source of the signal and a receiver at the destination.

As well as carrying video and audio to the destination, infra red control signals are carried from the destination to the source to provide distant remote control of equipment such as a VTR.

The Sourcerer takes advantage of the widespread use of CAT-5 structured cable for telecom and computer applications and avoids the need for costly and disruptive video and audio cable runs. Both UTP unshielded and STP shielded twisted pair CAT-5 cables are suitable. Video and stereo audio can be transmitted over distances of up to 2 kilometres, and the standard configuration provides for links of between 150m and 450m.

The PBE-301R single channel receiver operates with both the PBE-301S single channel driver and the PBE-316 multi-channel switcher/driver, receiving its input via the CAT-5 network and making baseband composite video and stereo unbalanced audio available for a local television monitor. Power for the set-top/desktop receiver is usually via a local 12V plug-top supply, but it is possible to have low voltage power fed to the receiver via the CAT-5 network in place of the infra red control channel.

Video and audio input CAT-5 signal from PBE-301S and PBE-316 drivers
CAT-5 interface RJ-45 modular jack
IR control signal IR sensor on front panel
Power 12V DC plug-top supply or optionally via CAT-5
Video Signal 1x PAL/NTSC/SECAM composite baseband
Video Output 1Vpk-pk, 75O, chassis RCA phono socket
Video bandwidth 6MHz ±0.1dB (@300m)
Audio bandwidth 60Hz to 16kHz (@300m)
Signal adjustment Automatic adjustment ±150m of preset range
Manual adjustment Fine tuning on card
Preset range Factory preset to 300m ±150m
Maximum range up to 2km depending on cable and signal
CAT-5 interface RJ-45 modular jack
IR Control Signal Output to sourcerer driver via CAT-5.
Remote control handsets PBE-HH1 learning remote control handset (for use with receiver)
PBE-HH2 add-on remote control handset (for use with receiver)
VCR lead (video and stereo audio) PBE-CBL1 SCART to video (phono) and stereo audio (2x phono)
VCR lead (video output only) PBE-CBL2 video (phono) to video (phono)
Standard lead
(video and stereo audio)
PBE-CBL3 BNC and 2x phono to video (phono) and stereo audio (2x phono)
Stereo audio lead PBE-CBL4 stereo audio (2x phono) to stereo audio (2x phono)
Mono to stereo audio lead PBE-CBL5 mono audio (phono) to stereo audio (2x phono)