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TimeFrame®: GPS Date And Time Stamp With Annotation

$279.00

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Description:

TimeFrame® overlays GPS (Global Positioning System) date and time with user defined messages onto a self-generated blue screen or any incoming video source such as a black-and-white or color camera. The video output can be transmitted or recorded for an exact, permanent record of when events occur. TimeFrame® requires a NMEA 0183 compatible GPS receiver like the Garmin GPS35-PC. NTSC and PAL versions available.

 

NTSC version. PAL version.
 
 

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/4"
  • Weight: 7.8 oz.
  • Input voltage: 8.0 to 14.0 volts DC (65 ma max.)
  • DC jack: 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm, center tip positive
  • Operating temperature: -10 C to +70 C
  • Video level: 1 volt peak to peak
  • Video impedance: Input 75 ohm, output 75 ohm resistively terminated
  • GPS input: NMEA 0183 4800 baud GPRMC sentence
  • User custom messages: 2 messages, 15 characters each
 
 

Connections:

TimeFrame® has five connectors (see figure 2.)

Connector

Hookup

VIDEO IN (optional)
  • Attach noise free NTSC (or optional PAL) video source if "overlay" mode selected
  • Leave disconnected if "blue screen" mode selected
  • VIDEO OUT
  • Attach to monitor, VCR, DVR, video transmitter, etc.
  • GPS IN
  • Pin 2 - Attaches to GPS receiver serial out
  • Pin 5 - Attaches to GPS receiver serial ground
  • GPS OUT
  • DB-9 male to female cable to loop through to additional TimeFrame® devices
  • DC IN
  • +8 to +14 volts DC
  • 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm DC coax plug, center tip positive
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    Configuration:

    TimeFrame® configuration is performed through an on-screen menu system.  At any time press the "MENU" button to enter the on-screen menu configuration.  The "UP, DOWN, and ENTER" buttons move the cursor and change the values (see figure 1.)

     

    Main Menu:

    Menu Option

    Action

    Screen Options Displays Screen Options Menu
    Time Options Displays Time Options Menu
    Date Options Displays Date Options Menu
    User Messages User Messages Menu
    Save Changes and Exit Save all the options that have been changed in non-volatile memory
    Discard Changes and Exit Discard all the option changes that have been  made since entering the menus

     

    Screen Options Menu:

    Menu Option

    Action

    Screen Mode
  • SELF-GEN - TimeFrame® generates its own blue background screen. No video camera required.
  • OVERLAY - Overlay the on-screen text on the incoming camera video source
  • Translucent Text
  • OFF - Do nothing
  • ON - Allows the on-screen text to be see-through (less intrusive)
  • Manual Adjustment
  • OFF - Do nothing
  • ON - Allows the on-screen text and background brightness to be adjusted via internal potentiometers
  • Main Menu Exit to Main Menu

     

    Time Options Menu:

    Menu Option

    Action

    Time
  • OFF - Do not display the time
  • ON - Display the time
  • UTC Offset Time offset from UTC (-12 through +12) e.g. -5 EDT
    Hour Format 12 or 24 hour format
    Seconds
  • OFF - Do not display seconds
  • ON - Display seconds
  • Horz Position Select the horizontal screen position (1 - 28)
    Vert Position Select the vertical screen position (1 - 11)
    Backgnd Frame
  • OFF - Do not display a black frame
  • ON - Display a black frame behind the text
  • Main Menu Exit to Main Menu

     

    Date Options Menu:

    Menu Option

    Action

    Date
  • OFF - Do not display the date
  • ON - Display the date
  • Format Date format

    mm/dd/yy, mm/dd/yyyy, dd/mm/yy, dd/mm/yyyy, mon dd yyyy

    Horz Position Select the horizontal screen position (1 - 28)
    Vert Position Select the vertical screen position (1 - 11)
    Backgnd Frame
  • OFF - Do not display a black frame
  • ON - Display a black frame behind the text
  • Main Menu Exit to Main Menu

     

    User Messages Menu:

    Menu Option

    Action

    Disp Msg 1
  • OFF - Do not display user message 1
  • ON - Display user message 1
  • Horz Position Select the horizontal screen position (1 - 28) for Msg 1
    Vert Position Select the vertical screen position (1 - 11) for Msg 1
    Message 1 Select a 15 character message
  • up/down buttons to cycle through characters
  • menu button to insert a space character
  • enter button to advance to the next character position
  • Disp Msg 2
  • OFF - Do not display user message 2
  • ON - Display user message 2
  • Horz Position Select the horizontal screen position (1 - 28) for Msg 2
    Vert Position Select the vertical screen position (1 - 11) for Msg 2
    Message 2 Select a 15 character message
  • up/down buttons to cycle through characters
  • menu button to insert a space character
  • enter button to advance to the next character position
  • Main Menu Exit to Main Menu
     
     

    Operation:

    Upon power-up TimeFrame® will display a satellite dish icon until a valid GPS signal is received.

     
     

    Warranty & Service:

    If the product fails to perform as described in our product description or specification, within 90 days from the date of shipment to the buyer, we will repair or replace the product and/or accessories originally supplied. Failure due to improper installation, misuse, abuse or accident is not covered by this warranty. Incidental and consequential damages are not covered by this warranty.The buyer must obtain a Return Material Authorization by calling (248) 588-4400, and shipping the defective product to Intuitive Circuits, 3928 Wardlow Ct., Troy, MI 48083, freight prepaid. After the warranty expires, we will promptly supply an estimate for the repair cost.

     

    NTSC version. PAL version.

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