Introducing the industry-leading Tessera SX40 4K LED processor
The Tessera SX40 is the first LED processor to support 12G-SDI inputs, for compatibility with 4K broadcast and camera systems without the need for an adapter. Resolutions up to 3840x2160 at 60Hz refresh and 10b 4:2:2 colour depth are supported. Legacy equipment can also be supported, as the 12G-SDI input will automatically fall back to 3G/HD/SD-SDI mode.
The HDMI2.0 input provides support for resolutions up to 4096x2160 at 60Hz. Support for HDMI Deep Colour is also provided for extra colour depth at lower resolutions.
Continuing from Tessera M2’s pioneering use of standards-compliant Gigabit Ethernet, SX40 and XD use a backbone based on standard 10G Ethernet, over CAT6A cable or single mode fibre. Using XD as a break-out box means users can reap the advantages of a 10G fibre-based backbone without needing to upgrade their existing inventory.
The system can be controlled via the powerful, intuitive Tessera software; either directly on the unit or on a Mac or PC over a remote network. The SX40 is compatible with all existing Tessera-enabled LED fixtures.
Powerful Tessera processing
SX40 with XD is the first LED processing system to focus on making the signal distribution to fixtures an intelligent and user-friendly part of the system. This is especially important as resolutions increase, as a single 10G output on SX40 can drive 2.5x as many pixels as an entire full HD processor.
Tessera processing, unlike the competition, has always featured the ability to place any fixture anywhere on the canvas for maximum cabling flexibility. SX40 takes this one step further by including excess output bandwidth, which can be used in several ways:
- To transmit data from the processor to fixtures at 12 bits per colour: the first processor to do this while still supporting the full 4K @ 60Hz capacity. This is especially important when using HDMI Deep Colour or SDI inputs, or when using Tessera’s powerful colour controls to make fine adjustments to the content.
- To allow full loop-back redundancy without needing additional processors or sacrificing capacity: a fully redundant system can still support 4K @ 60Hz @ 10 bits per colour.
- To give technicians freedom over cabling the screen: other processors require the fixtures to be evenly split over each of their output ports to achieve maximum capacity, leading to inconvenient cabling.