AEC-BOX-1/2/10/20 Stand-Alone LTC/VITC Time Code Reader
This unit allows you to have an application that can't read audio or vertical interval timecode but can drive a VTR down an RS422 connection - typ. Avid ExpressDV etc. The box spoofs a VTR and returns timecode when asked either from it's XLR input or by extracting it from the VITC - an application I've ued it for is logging "live" video (i.e. MediaLog on reality shows).