Brompton at ISE 2019, from left to right: Rob Fowler, Adam Callaway, Cesar Caceres, Pokman Chu, Thomas Walker and Elijah Ebo.
ISE 2019 saw high-end LED video processor manufacturer, Brompton Technology, showcase its new Tessera Processor Software for the 4K SX40 processor, demonstrating its enhanced feature set that follows the easy-to-use style of its intuitive user interface, as well as giving its customers a preview of its forthcoming HDR capabilities.
The SX40, Brompton Technology’s highest-ever capacity processor, offers support for full 4K screens at 60Hz with 12 bits per colour output, a zero-latency up/down scaler that matches the source to the screen, plus all of Tessera’s industry-leading processing features such as ChromaTune colour correction, On Screen Colour Adjustment (OSCA), and more.
Used in combination with the Tessera XD distribution unit, a sophisticated single box solution designed to manage the complications of mass cabling that can arise with large LED display systems, the SX40 provides a cost-effective yet powerful system that will support the biggest, brightest and boldest LED projects.
By updating the SX40 to the latest software, users can now access a suite of handy new features such as Panel On Screen Display (OSD), Processor Redundancy, 90 degree rotation and Chinese language support in the user interface.
The new Panel OSD provides detailed status information right on your panels, enabling sections to be quickly cycled through to access Panel Information, Module Information, Ethernet Information, Video Status, Calibration Information, I/O Status, Temperature plots and Error plots, giving LED techs a quick and easy way of identifying issues on any part of the screen.
Processor Redundancy delivers ultimate peace of mind for users by introducing an auto-failover mechanism. If, for any reason, a problem occurs with the video input or output on a primary processor, it can be configured such that a back-up processor takes over in just a few seconds, enabling the show to go on. This feature can be used with or without closed loop redundancy, an additional safety mechanism which seamlessly protects against any cabling faults that may occur.
90 degree rotation
90 degree rotation does exactly what it says, with fixtures now able to be rotated in increments of 90 degrees.
Chinese language support
Finally, the SX40 along with all of Brompton Technology’s processors, now includes Chinese language support, which can be accessed via the Language section of the Preferences menu.
Both the software and any required firmware updates can be installed in a matter of minutes, with technicians informed of progress every step of the way.
“We enjoyed a busy show last year, but the response we had to both the new software and the sneak peak of HDR at this year’s show has been very gratifying,” says Brompton’s Business Development Manager, Rob Fowler. “Both existing and potential customers were full of praise for the additional functionality we are delivering with the free software upgrade to 2.2. Additionally, the feedback we received on our HDR system, which we will be releasing later this year, was phenomenal and generated a real buzz during the four days on the booth.”
Brompton will be revealing more information about HDR at InfoComm this coming June.