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Sapphire-RXD4 is a broadcast-quality HEVC receiver decoding system combining class-leading RF technology with ultra low- latency HEVC decoding, presented in a compact 1⁄2 19’’ chassis. The Sapphire-RXD4 cleverly combines an 8-way diversity COFDM receiver and DBS Sapphire Ultra-Low Latency HEVC decoder in a single 2RU 1⁄2 19’’ package, offering end-to-end latency of less than 40mS, which makes it ideal for live action scenarios. Operators requiring legacy support for H.264 should choose the Sapphire-RXD2D, which includes H.264 HD decoding. Eight-way Maximum Ratio Combining diversity inputs ensure reception in the most difficult RF environments, whilst configurable LO frequencies and variable power ensures support for a variety of external downconverters. The Ultra-Low Latency H.265 decoder supports resolutions up to 4K in 10 bit 4:2:2 format, and with full support for HDR reinsertion, video interfaces are 12G capable. A monitoring port can be provided on SFP which can be down-sampled to HD in the case of a 4K signal. Sapphire-RXD4 will decode up to 8 stereo audio pairs and output them embedded on SDI. 1 pair of analogue audio outputs are also provided on XLR. The Sapphire-RXD4 has a unified web-browser control interface for remote control. Local control is achieved with a single touchscreen interface offering immediate status on transmitter performance and receiver status. The display can be set to operate in day or night modes, with intuitive configuration entry. The Sapphire-RXD4 enables onward streaming of video and audio and supports multiple streaming formats including SRT. Timecode and HDR signalling are also fully supported. The Sapphire-RXD4 can support ST2110 interfaces for users requiring high rate video over IP solutions using the SFP interface provided.

Key features:

  • 8way diversity receive antennas
  • Ultra Low-Latency, typically 35mS end to end
  • HEVC decoder with optional H.264
  • 4K UHD processing
  • Support for HD HDR and Timecode (film industry) signal insertion
  • Intuitive touch screen control
  • Web browser control
  • ST2110 interfaces high rate video over IP interfacing (SFP)

Available models:

  • Sapphire RX HEVC Decoder 2 way Diversity
  • Sapphire RX HEVC Decoder 4 way Diversity
  • Sapphire RX HEVC Decoder 6 way Diversity
  • Sapphire RX HEVC Decoder 8 way Diversity

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