Sapphire TXRPM

Sapphire-TXRPM is a HEVC encoder with COFDM transmitter specifically designed for motorsport and mobile applications.

The Sapphire-TXRPM offers ultra low latency HEVC encoding and transmission of a single 4K image, or can synchronise and encode images from four separate HD cameras simultaneously.

As well as live transmission.the Sapphire-TXRPM records to solid state medium and offers real time over air playback. All these features packed into a compact rugged chassis make the Sapphire-RPM the ideal choice for operators not wanting to miss a moment of the action.

Containing a 4K HEVC encoder, the Sapphire-RPM offers exceptional compression ratios on video resolutions up to 4K UHD. The Sapphire Codec system compresses a single 4K UHD input or up to 4 HD inputs in one unit. This allows multiple camera angles, such as Front, Rear, Driver and Instruments, to be transmitted simultaneously or individually with a seamless switching mechanism built in.

Recording employs a USB mass-storage device, and recording times of 12 hours are typical. Users can initiate over-air playback of pre-recorded material enabling exiting scenes that may have been missed live to be recalled instantly. HEVC compression offers significant bitrate savings over traditional H.264 solutions, saving you money on storage and contribution bandwidth. HEVC also supports the new 4K UHD formats required for contribution. The optional built-in CyanView camera control module allows the four cameras to be controlled remotely by the operator for colour balancing, gain and black level control.

Latency is critical in many broadcast applications, and the Sapphire Codec is built to minimise latency without compromising quality. The <40mS end-to-end latency makes the Sapphire solution suitable for all live events. The rugged design of the Sapphire-TXRM make it ideal for physically demanding applications, such as motorsport. The built-in 100mW COFDM transmitter can operate in DVBT mode or UVML (ideal for high-speed applications).