Mentor CX

Mentor CX

Signal Detection and Changeover

  • Provides redundancy in the event of a system failure
  • Up to 22 channels; ten channels as standard
  • Fully-scalable
  • Functions at Gigabit speeds on networks designed for uncompressed media
  • Expansion cards include universal and passive options, SD/HD/3G option
  • Front mounted redundant PSU option
  • Ethernet port with integrated Vector Web Browser and SNMP
  • Vector Web Browser displays extensive status messages
  • Integrates with Mentor RG SPG/TSG



Item Part Number:

Base Model:

331-00-02: Mentor CX Changeover Unit with single PSU and 10 channels of detector/changeover

Optional Module Boards:

331-20-00: Mentor CX 2-channel Analog Detector Board

331-21-00:  Mentor CX 2-channel Passive Board

331-22-00: Mentor CX 2-channel SDI/HD/3G Video Board

331-50-00:  Mentor CX Redundant Power Supply Module

The Mentor CX changeover unit provides manual, GPI, or automatic changeover between a pair of Mentor RG sync generators for the maximum possible availability for on-air applications. Capable of switching up to 22 channels of mixed video, audio and timecode signals, the Mentor CX will cover many applications where more than one main sync and test generator needs to be backed up. The base unit has a total of ten channels comprising of four unbalanced channels of monitoring and switching of any combination of analog signals, two unbalanced channels of monitoring and switching SDI video, and four unbalanced channels of AES or LTC signals with format detection. Analog signals include Black Burst, Tri-Level Sync, AES/DARS, Word Clock 10 MHz or 27 MHz. SDI video includes SD/HD/3G.

Option cards add two channels of monitoring and changeover of analog signals or two channels of monitoring and changeover of SD/HD/3G video with format detection. A passive card is available to follow changeover events triggered by active cards that can switch digital or analog formats. Using option cards, a Mentor CX can support up to 22 channels.

Technical Specifications


Nominal 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
100W max, fully equipped
Dual IEC mains connectors


1.75 x 19 x 17.05in (HxWxD)
(44 x 483 x 433mm)


11lbs (5kg) max

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