The Rubidium series modules AI and XI are HD/SDI digital video data and Character inserter with selectable background mask.
The hardware of these modules includes the serial interfaces RS232, RS422 and RS485, 4 x GPIO, one relay contact and a video channel corresponding to the type of the module:
Both modules have almost identical features and differ mainly in the type of video that they can process:
- RUBIDIUM AI: Analogue video channel (CVBS). Character inserter (monochrome) with adjustable brightness, transparency and background mask.
- RUBIDIUM XI: 3G/HD/SD digital video channel. Character inserter with selectable background mask. Color of character and mask separately adjustable.
- Video data platform for special applications
- Video channel for analogue video (AI) or 3G/HD/SD digital video (XI)
- Serial interfaces RS232, RS422 and RS485
- 4 programmable front profile buttons (RUB1 version)
The follwing options enable further functionalities
- Daytime inserter (Option D)
- GPS interface (Option G)
- Internal clock module (Option T)
- 4 configurable GPIs (Option I)
- Clip length inserter (Option C)
- VPS decoder (Option V)
- WSS decoder (Option W)
Different character fonts and character sizes may be selectable. Inside of the screen´s limitations, the inserted window can be adjusted.
At least one option has to be selected for each module. A combination of multple options is possible if specified.
Common functions with all modules:
- “Hot Swappable”, i.e. it is possible to insert or remove a module without interrupting the operation of other modules inside of the same frame.
- RS232 and TC_link interfaces for accesing the internal bus of the chassis.
- Flash memory containing the firmware, so configuration and updates are possible via a PC connection.
- Module setup through "RUBIDIUM CONFIGURATION” utility and the RUBIDIUM SERIES HTTP server (via IE module).
The following options are available:
Daytime Inserter - Available for AI/XI
An external reference (GPS, MSF) delivers a pulse per second (PPS), as well as time and date information via serial interface. The module decodes these data, calculates the local time, and visibly inserts a precise time (HH:MM:SS:1/100) into a video signal. Different formats of time and date representation are selectable. The external reference isn´t included.
External reference input - Addition to option D
This option includes an adapter cable, enabling an easy connection of the reference source.
Battery-buffered real-time chip - Addition to option D
With this option a battery-buffered realtime chip is added. This chip enables time and date functionalities after power-on, even if no external reference has been connected. Time and date can be set manually. If an external reference is connected, the real-time chip will automatically be synchronized to the reference.
Clip Length Inserter - Available for AI/XI
This option has been developed to let the module operate with an automation system. While the automation system runs a playlist, a simple command can be transmitted to transfer the clip length to the module. The module starts a DOWN counter, converts this time into an LTC, and visibly inserts the time. Two independent DOWN counters are available. Different communication protocols can be selected.
VPS Decoder - Available for AI
VPS: Video Program System. A module with this option decodes the data of line 16 according to the European Standard EN 300 294. The decoded data can visibly be displayed on a screen. GPIO signal outputs are signalling the state of selected bits. This option may be combined with option W.
WSS Decoder - Available for AI
WSS: Wide Screen Signalling. A module with this option decodes the data of line 23 according to the European Standard EN 300 294. The decoded data can visibly be displayed on a screen. GPIO signal outputs are signalling the state of selected bits. This option may be combined with option V.
GGPIO special functions - Available forAI/XI
With this option the GPIO inputs and outputs can process custom functionalities. This option may be combined with all other options.
Up to fifteen separate user configurable windows can be inserted. Each inserter window has its own character set, character/windows attributes and source data. This defines the size of the window, as well as the character size and type.
The inserters specifications can be stored and recalled via the configuration program as a profile. Profiles can be selected via the front-sided backlit buttons or via the serial PC configuration port.
Up to eight character sets from the local characters memory are stored in the RUB module and can be recalled simultaneously for insertion.
DI and XI modules have full multi-color insertions, whereas the AI module´s insertions are restricted to black and white, or shades of grey.
All insertions are available with and without a mask.
Brightness and color values are separately selectable (where applicable).
Character size can be selected between 16 to 72lines (AI/DI), or 16 to 139 (XI) lines.
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Product Model ID: RUB AI Module description CVBS video inserter module RUBIDIUM series 1 & 3 Inserter Module Product Model ID: RUB XI Module description 3G/HD/HD-SDI video inserter module RUBIDIUM series 1 & 3 Inserter Module
AI-Options for RUB 1 & 3
AI-D Inserter for date/time AI-T Internal clock module (battery buffered) - available with Opt. D AI-G GPS interface (GPS receiver not included) - available with Opt. D AI-W WSS data insertion - can be combined with Opt. V AI-V VPS data insertion - can be combined with Opt. W AI-C Clip length insertion
XI-Options for RUB 1 & 3
XI-D Inserter for date/time XI-T Internal clock module (battery buffered) - available with Opt. D XI-G GPS interface (GPS receiver not included) - available with Opt. D XI-C Clip length insertion XI-W WSS data insertion XI-V VPS data insertion XI-I 4 configurable GPI