PHABRIX SxD Dual Link
Order Code: PHSXDL
The PHABRIX SxD is a multi-format combined generator, analyser and monitor designed for post production, studio, camera and projector testing and measurement at SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI. The PHABRIX SxD has been designed as a dual input dual output varient of the popular PHABRIX SxA. By scarificing the AES input and AES output for an additional SDI input and output, the SxD is able to support addiitonal formats.
- Over 350 supported formats including Dual Link
- Combined generator, analyser and monitor
- Full support 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI
- Truely a hand held instrument for an engineer who needs mobility
- Full generator, 32 patterns, moving zone plate and custom
- Analysis includes waveform, vectorscope, data toolsets
- 16 channels embedded audio, level meters
- Dolby E generation and analysis (option)
- Small profile, rugged aluminium case
- Low power consumption (9W)
- Lithium polymer rechargeable battery 2-3 hours tether free operation
- Ethernet upgrade, connect and download for firmware and software
- Cool operation
- 2 year warranty. UK designed and manufactured
Broadcaster manufacturers will find the new support for 3G particularly valuable as the debate increases on whether to use 3G level A or B in studios. The PHABRIX SxD actually supports over 350 different combinations of formats including the new SMPTE 372M allowing testing for bit-rates of 2.970 Gbit/s, and 2.970/1.001 Gbit/s over two wires able to carry 1080p video.
The PHABRIX SxD also supports the different colour spaces 4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 RGB, 4:4:4 YUV, at 10/12 bit. To support each dual link standard means the PHABRIX SxD has two inputs and two outputs with full CRC/EDH checking on each signal and logging thoughout any test procedures. Embedded audio checking is also available.
The PHABRIX SxD is the first hand held platform to offer such a complete variety of testing formats. The ergonomics of this instrument are such that many combinations of standards can be easily generated and analysed. The PHABRIX SxD can generate from two outputs simultaneously for a variety of applications as varied as studio work and camera testing and 3D applications including the 3G level B.
The PHABRIX SxD's intuitive interface and logical workflow allows the professional engineer to quickly select from generator, analyzer and monitor toolsets. Feedback is smooth and interactive clearly displaying a full range of test and measurement toolsets on its large 4.3" 16:9 colour TFT screen.
With portability in mind, the Sx range has been successful in many broadcast sectors.
- Broadcast manufacturing
- Outside broadcast facilities, flyaways and trucks
- Production monitoring
- Control room
- Transmission remote control
- 3D application
SxD software flexibility
A simple software code will unlock these at any time.
- SDI analysis and anciallary packet analyzer
- Command scripts and print report
- Programmable moving zone plate
- Dolby E bitstream analyser
- Dolby E bitstream generator
- Ancillary status
- Enhanced remote control
- Remote control
The PHABRIX SxD has a built-in Ethernet connectivity for remote operation allowing an engineer to interrogate the PHABRIX SxA from anywhere with an Ethernet connection. A simple two second press of the control thumb dial takes a snapshot of the PHABRIX SxD screen for download later. Sophisticated data logging is also provided for 24/7 monitoring of over 10,000 entries.
The PHABRIX SxD has been awarded Broadcast Engineering's 'Pick Hit' at IBC 2010.
PHABRIX SxD Dual Link Specifications
|Display resolution||480 x 272 pixels auto scaling|
|Display type||16:9 24 bit colour TFT|
|Display size||95 x 54 mm|
|SDI||3G-SDI, HD-SDI SD-SDI|
|Outputs||1 x 75 Ohm BNC|
|Inputs||1 x 75 Ohm BNC|
|Genlock||Bi/Tri/SDI with cross lock|
|Adjustable timing||0 to 1 Frame|
|Text Ident||Yes with font, colour and point size|
Video Test Signal
|Static Test||32+ including full frame|
|Patterns||32+ including full frame|
|Moving Zone Plate||Yes|
|FORMATS||A full list of supported SMPTE formats for 3G, HD and SD can be supplied on request|
|Internal speaker||0.5 watts|
|Audio DAC||24 bit stereo|
|Headphone socket||3.5 mm with auto line out|
|Generator/Monitor||48 kHz 20-bit (SD-SDI) 24-bit (HD-SDI)|
|16 channel embedded audio||Yes|
|AES output||1 x 75 Ohm BNC|
|AES intput||1 x 75 Ohm BNC|
Audio Test Signal
|Variable tones||1 Hz-24 Khz in 1Hz steps|
|White noise generation||Yes|
|Audio levels variable||0 to -100dB in 1dB steps|
|Audio phase invert||Yes|
|Navigation panel||5 menu keys 8 custom select/program|
|Integral battery supply||Yes|
|Internal Storage||1GB (upgradable)|
|Remote control||Web browser interface|
|AC power supply||Included|
|Security||Kensington lock fitting|
|Size||H:92mm W: 225mm D: 42mm|
|PHABRIX SxD||Code: PHSDL|
Up to 2 free years of product and telepone support. Register now
All PHABRIX products are covered with one year telephone and product support which can be increased to a free second year by registering online.The only items not covered by the warranty are screen faults and battery replacement.
Under the terms of our warranty a customer will be able to claim under the warranty for any defect in material and workmanship for a period of 1 years from the date of original delivery. The customer must register the purchase of a Product within 3 months from the date of purchase to obtain an additional one year warranty protection (total of two years) at the PHABRIX website www.phabrix.com or by returning by email or fax the enclosed warranty form shipped with each new product.
Under the terms of the warranty PHABRIX will supply replacement parts for those which prove defective and warranty labour if the defective equipment is returned freight prepaid either to PHABRIX in the UK or to an approved factory service depot.
This warranty does not include responsibility for any transportation or handling damage.
The warranty shall not apply if:
- PHABRIX finds that the Product or its component parts have been altered by unauthorised personnel;
- the customer installs, in the Product, parts not made or supplied by PHABRIX except such components specified by the PHABRIX; or
- if the Product was used or installed in a manner other than in accordance with the PHABRIX's instructions.
Warranty Return Policy
If the Product fails due to manufacturing defects, PHABRIX will either:
- repair the Product;
- replace the Product.
If the Product is deemed essential, PHABRIX shall, at its option, provide a loan Product(s). In the case of exchange, the defective Product shall be returned to the Supplier within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the replacement Product to the Supplier. In the case of a loan, the loaned Product must be returned to the Supplier within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the repaired Product from the Supplier. A completed loan form will be requested for this option.
If the loaned Product is not returned to the Supplier within this period, a Proforma Invoice will be issued by tPHABRIX. Once the Product has been returned a credit note will be created to cancel the Proforma Invoice.
Out of Warranty Repairs
The Supplier will perform out of warranty repairs in accordance with its published pricing schedule. All costs associated with shipping the Products to PHABRIX shall be borne by the customer, this includes freight, insurance as well as any and all brokerage fees.
Equipment Return Procedure
Before returning equipment to PHABRIX, the customer or distributor must first obtain a Return Authorisation (R.A.N.) number from PHABRIX. All costs associated with shipping the Products to the customer or distributor shall be borne by the customer this includes freight, insurance as well as any and all brokerage fees. All costs associated with the return of the Product to the customer will be borne by PHABRIX.
Automatic product warranty will cover the first year from the date of invoice to the customer and end same date in the next calendar year. To extend the warranty for a further free year (providing two years in total) the product must be registered by the customer (not the distributor) on the warranty page at www.phabrix.com or in writing to PHABRIX Limited, Winchester Road, Burghclere, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 9EQ + 44 (0) 1635 873030
Should the product develop a fault, the end user must confirm the fault is technical and not operator error by contacting PHABRIX or one of its international distributors.
If the product is deemed to be faulty from telephone support, the product must be returned for visual examination to confirm the fault either by the distributor or to PHABRIX UK. For international customers, you must approach your distributor contact fiorst in that country of sale.
If the customer has contacted the distributor then the distributor must then contact PHABRIX Limited to discuss whether the product should be replaced from stock or directly from PHABRIX.
If the product is faulty and cannot be repaired by the distributor, the distributor must obtain a RAN number by contacting PHABRIX UkK and include this form in the documentation sent back with the faulty product.
To experience the functionality and ergonomic simplicity of the PHABRIX Sx please download the small application which runs on a Windows PC. All downloads have been checked for viruses and are clean.
SxA Version 0.10.0085 (30th June 2011): Click here to download and run the setup file.
SxE Version 0.10.0085 (30th June 2011): Click here to download and run the setup file.
Both the SxA or SxE products may be installed. This application will check for updates on the internet at startup.
The simulator may now be remote controlled by a user application to allow testing without requiring Sx hardware.
Multiple Simulators can be run on a PC using different port numbers to allow testing of large systems.
(Use the -P Port# command line option to set port numbers for each instance)
Sx Software & Manuals Releases
SxA/SxD/SxE system software
The software may be downloaded on the SxA/SxD/SxE itself by connecting to the internet and going to the System-Engineer page and pressing Download. If you are unable to connect the Sx to the internet directly, download the zip file and extract the contents to a local directory and then copy the files to the setup directory on the unit using FTP - see manual for further details on installing software.
Due to changes to Windows Server, Sx units are currently unable to download directly from our Web Site. Please use the FTP method described in our manual to perform upgrades. The simplest solution is to use our FTP client below.
|Version||Date||Software||Release notes||SxA Manual||SxD Manual||SxE Manual|
|0.10.0109||Feb 2nd 2012||SxA SxD SxE
||Changes||SxA Manual||SxD Manual||SxE Manual|
Remote control SDK Documentation and Utilities
A setup application is provided to install the tools and documentation into the correct places
Tools are installed under the Start Menu and documentation and code examples are installed in MyDocuments\PhabrixSx\PhabrixSx\RemoteApiSDK. Download and install the Simulator to find out which commands are associated with which display fields (use context menu to turn on display of remote command information)
|Version||For Software Version||Date||Utilities and Source||Documentation|
|0.10.0104||0.10.0104 ->||Jan 31st 2011||Applications, Examples & Docs Installer
Simple FTP Client for the Sx range
A setup application is provided to install the FTP Client.
This application simplifies downloading of the latest version for networks where a Proxy server is used and Sx units do not have direct access to the internet. It can also be used for simpler downloading of Screen dumps or Report files from an Sx.
|FTP Client Version||Release Date||Software|
|1.4||May 24th 2011||Installer