PHABRIX continues to release innovative new products with the introduction of the Qx (pictured) supporting 4K UHDTV up to 12 Gbps at this year’s NAB.
Designed as a complete solution for testing the new UHDTV formats, the Qx delivers its power due to the extensive research and application of the latest FPGA’s available, many of which have only just been made available.
The key differentiator of the new instrument is its ability to offer both video and audio support along with 12G physical layer analysis (eye and jitter) needed to test UHDTV1 and UHDTV2 infrastructures. Timing is important in this domain and along with a comprehensive solution across standards, the Qx provides VANC and ANC data, SDI data view, an inbuilt generator and full gearboxing between standards. Support for Higher Frame Rates and HDR are all part of the new technology. The interface choice includes BNC and dual SFP for optical or 10G Ethernet.
PHABRIX continues to develop its range of rack mount products, enhancing the audio toolset on this range to support up to 96 independent audio meters, discrete and AES audio along with Dolby E, Dolby D and Dolby D plus decode using its cost effective dual Dolby decode module. It also includes a new audio down mix feature for total audio channel control.
The Rx2000 with its built-in dual TFT monitors allows it to be engineering bay operated via KVM with provision to switch its 1920 x 1080 display via HDMI or SDI to another location. High performance speakers provide a one product solution for video and audio testing and has made the Rx2000 very successful in quality control departments.
The Rx 1000 rasterizer provides enormous power in its 1U format and the small Rx 500 is designed to fit in the most space conscious OB trucks. Each of the Rx series have flexible display of 16 instruments to be viewed simultaneously from up to four separate sources. New video tools include multi frame grab, V-chip, WSS, V-chip display and AFD along with comprehensive support for 608 and 708 closed captions and Loudness monitoring on four channels.
PHABRIX is well known for its portable instruments and the PHABRIX SxE with eye and jitter measurement can be found in almost all of the major broadcasters worldwide. The company has continued to update the instrument, now with support for Dolby E, D and D plus generation and analysis along with a new A/V delay generator.
The TAG, a new low price combined generator analyzer and handheld monitor, has been hugely successful particularly since Harris discontinued its HDstar product. Adding Dolby E, D and D plus generation and analysis has also made it a ‘must buy’ replacement for the discontinued Dolby DM100.