The Cobham ProRXD-2RU is a feature-rich COFDM receiver/decoder with DUAL receive and HD decoding capability in a single enclosure. Designed specifically for the demanding broadcast market, it is supplied in a 1/2 19” 2RU high rack chassis, where two units can be mounted together to occupy a 19” slot if required.
It is available with 2/4/6 or 8-way maximum ratio combining RF inputs, ensuring video is recovered free from the distortions typically associated with fading and multipath. All DVB-T 6/7/8MHz modes are supported, plus Cobham’s 6/7/8MHz UMVL (Ultra Mobile Video Link) modulation – designed to enhance performance when utilising higher frequency bands or in high-speed TX applications such as Motorsport. The receiver has switchable downconverter powering (8v or 12v) and can be located up to 100m from the antennas using standard 75Ω co-axial cables.
The unit incorporates an extremely flexible decoding platform, with low-delay SD and HD MPEG2 and H.264 decoding ensuring compatibility with all Cobham and most 3rd party encoders. An optional 2nd decoder can be enabled, allowing 2x SD or HD signals to be decoded. Multiple video output formats are offered with composite and SDI outputs in SD mode and HD-SDI and in HD mode. SDI/HD-SDI both feature embedded audio and HDMI outputs are provided for use with domestic TV’s. A full Genlock facility is available in both SD and HD modes. When in HD mode, an optional downconverted SD composite video monitoring output is also offered.