• Welcome to :minitrx+

    Here we give you a quick tour of your new Timecode Systems minitrx+, guiding you through its key features so you can get up and running straight away.

    What’s covered?

    The basics to getting started with:

    • Timecode Systems: minitrx+
    • B:LINK Network: overview
    • Timecode Buddy: app (free to download)

    The future of timecode starts here...


  • Copyright Notice - :minitrx+

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of Timecode Systems Ltd. Timecode Systems Ltd shall not be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as a result of accident, misuse or abuse of this product or unauthorised modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or failure to strictly comply with Timecode Systems Ltd operating and installation instructions.

    The ‘Timecode Systems’ logo is a registered trademark.

    The ‘Timecode Systems: app” logo is a registered trademark.


  • :minitrx+ Overview

    This is a guided tour of your highly accurate timecode, genlock and Wordclock generator and multi-channel digital timecode transceiver with B:LINK slave functionality.


    The Timecode Systems: minitrx+ settings are accessed and controlled from the front panel using the control knob and LCD display.

    1. Antenna

      For the digital transceiver module operating in 870MHz (CE), 915MHz (FCC/IC) and 920MHz (ARIB) bands.

    2. LED

      Glows either blue, green or red.

      • Blue flash - TC free running
      • Green flash - TC Locked
      • Red flash - Warning messages
    3. LCD Backlit Display

      Shows the unit's status and settings.

    4. Control Knob

      Allows one finger navigation through menus.


  • :minitrx+ Ports

    For all power and sync ports go to the back and side panels of the device.

    1. TC: BNC Socket (LTC IN or OUT)
    2. TC/SYNC: BNC Socket (LTC, genlock or word clock)
    3. POWER: Hirose HR10a power socket input (9- 24V)
    4. Micro USB 2.0 (Power in 5V and firmware updates)


  • :minitrx+ Mounting Solutions

    The :minitrx+ has flexible mounting options.


    multiple 1/4 inch thread aluminium mounting block TCB-33 hot shoe adaptor TCB-34 original lightweight mounting hot shoe adaptor TCB-24

    Optional Extras

    Timecode Systems 7" articulated mounting arm kit TCB-32

    Timecode Systems mini-range leather pouch with Velcro TCB-26



  • :minitrx+ Specifications

    Technical Specification

    Category Specification
    External Dimensions 29.8mm x 87mm x 110mm
    LCD Display Two line, 16 character, blue variable brightness backlit display

    ‘Halo’ lightpipe: tri-colour LED (blue/green/red)

    Timecode Generator Accuracy

    0.12 ppm TCXO reference oscillator . In practice less than 0.2 frame drift in 24 hours, zero drift when RF locked)

    Supported FPS Modes

    23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 29.97DF, 30DF.

    Output Sync Modes

    PAL, NTSC, 720p, 720p double frame, 1080i (PSF),1080p, 1080p double frame, LTC, 44K1 WC, 88K2 WC, 48K WC, 96K WC, 192K WC

    Output Sync Level 1V pp / 75 ohm and 1V pp /37.5 ohm for ‘High Level/Dual load. Word Clock 2.5V pp on HIGHmode

    Power and Timecode Sources

    Category Specification
    External power 9-24V DC via a 4 pin Hirose connector
    External power 5V micro on-the-go USB connector
    Internal power 3.7v Rechargeable Li Polymer battery
    T/C input BNC connector 0.1 to 5V pp or RF Multi-channel digital transceiver in 865.050-868.550 MHz (CE Approved), 915.050-918.650 MHz (FCC/IC Approved) and 920.600-923.200MHz (ARIB JAPAN Approved)
    T/C output bottom BNC connector (selectable standard/low/mic level) or side BNC connector (standard level only)



  • :minitrx+ Frequencies

    Timecode Systems :minitrx+ RF Frequencies, FHSS

    Our CE approved products are for use in UK/EU and CEPT* countries.

    *Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican.

    1. UK/EU 865.050 MHz
    2. UK/EU 865.150 MHz
    3. UK/EU 865.250 MHz
    4. UK/EU 865.350 MHz
    5. UK/EU 865.450 MHz
    6. UK/EU 865.550 MHz
    7. UK/EU 865.650 MHz
    8. UK/EU 867.950 MHz
    9. UK/EU 868.050 MHz
    10. UK/EU 868.150 MHz
    11. UK/EU 868.250 MHz
    12. UK/EU 868.350 MHz
    13. UK/EU 868.450 MHz
    14. UK/EU 868.550 MHz


    Timecode Systems :minitrx+ RF Frequencies, FHSS

    Our FCC frequencies are for use in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

    1. USA/AU/NZ 915.050 MHz
    2. USA/AU/NZ 915.150 MHz
    3. USA/AU/NZ 915.250 MHz
    4. USA/AU/NZ 915.350 MHz
    5. USA/AU/NZ 915.450 MHz
    6. USA/AU/NZ 915.550 MHz
    7. USA/AU/NZ 915.650 MHz
    8. USA/AU/NZ 918.050 MHz
    9. USA/AU/NZ 918.150 MHz
    10. USA/AU/NZ 918.250 MHz
    11. USA/AU/NZ 918.350 MHz
    12. USA/AU/NZ 918.450 MHz
    13. USA/AU/NZ 918.550 MHz
    14. USA/AU/NZ 918.650 MHz


    Timecode Systems :minitrx+ RF Frequencies, Fixed

    Our ARIB frequencies are for use in Japan.

    1. JP 920.600 MHz
    2. JP 920.800 MHz
    3. JP 921.000 MHz
    4. JP 921.200 MHz
    5. JP 921.400 MHz
    6. JP 921.600 MHz
    7. JP 921.800 MHz
    8. JP 922.000 MHz
    9. JP 922.200 MHz
    10. JP 922.400 MHz
    11. JP 922.600 MHz
    12. JP 922.800 MHz
    13. JP 923.000 MHz
    14. JP 923.200 MHz