New Ruggedized DSx H.264 Codec

RGB Spectrum, a leader in videographic processing technology, has expanded its line of DSx™ codecs with the introduction of its new DSx MILPACK 300 mil-spec ruggedized model. The DSx MILPACK 300 is specially designed for streaming and recording of graphics and HD video in challenging, mission critical environments.

The DSx MILPACK 300 codec offers advanced H.264 compression providing an unmatched combination of best-in-class image quality, performance and feature-rich capability for recording and streaming. The codec records, streams, and replays graphics and HD video at up to 1920x1200 and 1600x1200 resolutions. The DSx MILPACK 300 uses H.264 high profile compression to deliver superior image quality when compared to the main and baseline profiles used in most other codecs.

The DSx MILPACK 300 offers recording to local USB storage devices as well as to external network storage devices, such as RAIDs or servers. Moreover, streaming and recording can be done concurrently - a DSx exclusive.

IP streams can be decoded with commercial off-the-shelf PC software or, where very low latency is required, DSx codecs. When decoding, the unit can display one graphics/HD image or four SD images.

Exclusive DSx capabilities include concurrent recording and streaming, graphics resolutions support up to 1920x1200 and 1600x1200, event marking, variable speed playback, and its unique recording failsafe feature.

Additional leading-edge features include on-screen display (OSD) with titling and time code, external time code synchronization, event marking, variable speed playback, random access, extended-range bit rate adjustment, and signal confidence monitoring. Operation is made simple using an embedded web-based graphical user interface. DSx codecs can be interconnected to support multi-channel, concurrent recording, streaming, and replay. Multi Channel Manager™ software provides simultaneous control of multiple DSx units.

The new DSx™ MILPACK 300 codec offers advanced H.264 compression providing an unmatched combination of best-in-class image quality, performance and feature-rich capability for recording and streaming, available in rugged mil-spec packaging for challenging environments.

The DSx MILPACK 300 is mil-spec packaged in a compact, fanless, rugged enclosure. To assist integration, the codec offers Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) as well as external power.

DSx MILPACK 300 ruggedization includes:

  • Shock MIL-S-901D Grade B, Class I, Type A
  • Vibration MIL-STD-167-1A Type I
  • EMI MIL-STD-461E
  • Power MIL-STD-1399-300A
  • DC Magnetic Field DOD-STD-1399 / 070
  • Drip proof per MIL-STD-810F (506.4 proc. III)
  • H.264 High Profile Compression for Superior Image Quality
  • Recording Capability
  • Concurrent Recording and Streaming
  • 1920 x 1200 Resolution Support
  • Event Marks
  • Variable Speed Playback
  • Failsafe Feature

The DSx Advantage:

The combination of superb image quality, rich feature set, compact size, robust packaging, and 24/7 reliability makes the DSx MILPACK 300 codec the ideal solution for mission-critical applications, including vessel and vehicle consoles, command and control, simulation, training, missile testing, TOCs, and C4ISR.

RGB Spectrum® is a leader in videographic and decision support system technologies. Products include the View™ family of video windowing systems, MediaWall® multi-screen display controllers, Linx™ matrix switchers, Opto™ fiber optic products, DGy™ digital recording system, DSx™ H.264 streaming and recording codecs, MultiPoint MCMS™ control room management systems, and SynchroMaster® keyers and overlayers. RGB Spectrum is based in Alameda, California, and can be reached at 510-814-7000 and on the internet at http://www.rgb.com.