When developing control software or testing programs that require access to a VTR, the
usual solution is to connect up a VTR deck. This has the disadvantage of tying up a piece
of equipment that could often be used more profitably elsewhere.
As an alternative to a
VTR deck, a computer program can be used to emulate most of the functions.
VTMulate emulates a VTR as regards the RS422 remote control functions, it can be used
as a player or recorder when testing or demonstrating other equipment.
The type of VTR being emulated can be selected, along with the option to restrict the
command set to the capabilities of the specified device.
The program is able to display in real time the status of the emulated device and also
log the messages between VTMulate and the controlling device for later analysis.