Modular rack mount solution for broadcast infrastructure test and measurement
Up to 4 module bays providing up to 8 inputs and up to 4 simultaneous SDI channels of monitoring
Video, audio, generation, monitoring 24/7
Choose from a range of modules including physical layer measurement, eye and jitter
Full support 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI and Optical support with looping I/O
Self contained unit with dual built-in preview/instrumentation screens
Instruments on multi-viewer at 1920 x 1080 on HDMI/SDI output
Simultaneous analysis and monitoring of up to 4 SDI channels
Dolby E / AES support
Ideal for OB operations, engineering bay, broadcast manufacturing
Assurred ROI, low weight, low power (from 16W)
Full generator as standard 32 patterns
Analysis includes waveform, vectorscope, data toolsets
16 channels embedded audio, level meters, phase meters
Up to 4 channel (stereo pair or 5.1 group) Loudness meter and logging
SDI input ANC Timecode, reference VITC and LTC support
Ethernet upgrade, connect and download for firmware and software
Designed from the onset to enable broadcast engineers to fully customise their needs, Rx technology can be configured to satisfy a range of market sectors.
OB facilities, flyaways and trucks
Transmission remote control
As budgets continue to be squeezed in broadcast the Rx range has been designed as a cost effective investment for test and measurement with the quality and reliability established by the PHABRIX brand.
The Rx range allows a flexible approach to configuring test and measurement on a new technological platform designed for longevity. The innovation in Rx technology allows each Rx product to benefit from developments as they arise.
Modular means choice and with that choice is the ability to create the solution that matches each individual broadcast environment requirement.
Adding modules is like adding an independent new instrument. There is no ‘overhead’ demand on the platform, each module has its own dedicated FPGA allowing independence of function within a connected structure.
The Rx range uses a PHABRIX CPU ‘layering’ module which sits at the heart of every system. Here signals from each independent instrument on board are processed to provide a variety of instrument displays.
Unhindered by any processing restraints, the layer board provides an output display up to a staggering 1920 x 1080 pixels with perfect scaling via HDMI or SDI. In practice the Rx acts like a test and measurement multi monitor providing scaled instruments over any selected video input.
The layer board also has provision for AES input. Bi/Tri level looping reference is provided as standard. A D26 way connector allows GPI, LTC control and analogue audio.
Dual USB ports can be used for mouse and keyboard control.
TCP/IP Ethernet provides remote control access to the Rx range using any web browser. It is also the method for updating firmware and software via PHABRIX’s dedicated server. Simply select and forget for effortless upgrades.
Power is provided via a locking XLR input supporting an external 9-17V DC transformer. The system has an automatic ‘last know configuration’ fail safe should there be a power outage.
A super quiet fan assembly is temperature controlled to operate in extreme conditions thus reducing any distracting ambient fan noise.
Modules can be inserted into the rail guided bays. Once inserted the Rx checks the identity of the module then seamlessly incorporates it into the system.
The Rx supports SD-SDI and HD-SDI signals as standard with an option to add 3G-SDI.
Over 400 different formats can be analysed or generated by the Rx including Dual-Link and 3G level A and B with 2K.
Each Rx can be enhanced with different modules. Optical support is available using the onboard SFP where applicable. A full range can be viewed in the hardware module section. PHABRIX technology is constantly being added to this list.
Modules include analysis with the addition of eye and jitter physical layer if required. Generator modules offer the full range of industry standard SMPTE signals.
Audio support includes AES, Dolby E, D, D+ and Pulse.
The Rx uses ultra reliable Linux as its operating system providing a robust and stable core. This dedicated solution provides confidence that the Rx will always be available throughout its 24/7 operation.