Sapphire RXD3

Sapphire-RXD3 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-RXD3 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-RXD3 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-RXD3 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-RXD3 enables onward streaming of video and audio and supports multiple streaming formats including SRT. Timecode and HDR signalling are also fully supported. The Sapphire-RXD3 can support ST2110 interfaces for users requiring high rate video over IP solutions using the SFP interface provided.