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RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver




The RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver is the world’s bestselling IRD. Now with DVB-S2X and HEVC upgradeability it is also the most future-proof. Broadcasters need to deploy receivers for many different tasks in many different operational circumstances. Ericsson’s RX8200 receiver offers ultimate operational flexibility by providing capability for decoding of all video formats, all video compression formats and total connectivity for all transmission mediums via a comprehensive choice of options. The RX8200 offers the ultimate in transmission efficiency. For satellite operators RX8200 offers up to 20% bandwidth efficiency gains through full support of the new DVB-S2X international open standard. Ericsson has now further advanced the RX8200’s capabilities to make it HEVC Ready. Operators can purchase the World’s most trusted IRD safe in the knowledge that they can migrate to HEVC in the future and take advantages of the compression efficiency gains that HEVC has to offer.




  • Total Connectivity

The RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver offers the user total connectivity through the capability to provide DVB-S2 satellite, IP and ASI transport stream inputs, all within a single unit.  With this flexibility the user is confident that their initial receiver investment is capable of adapting to a fast-changing industry.

  • Multi-format Decoding

With more broadcasters joining the rapid transition from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 AVC, the RX8200 has been specifically designed to grow in capability to match those needs.  As a true multi-format decoder, the RX8200 can offer MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0 High Definition decoding allowing broadcasters to reap the benefits from the 50% bit-rate savings that the format offers; and with more and more contribution feeds also making a similar move from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 AVC in the 4:2:2 world the RX8200 also meets those needs.

  • Highest Quality

The RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver has the capability to provide the ultimate feature-set of MPEG-4 HD, 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p50/60 allowing broadcasters to achieve the highest possible video quality.  The RX8200 also has the abiilty to enable compatibility for all broadcasters by deriving and outputting high quality 1080i, 720p or SD video from this reference format.

  •  Lowest Latency

Broadcasters are increasingly demanding lowest latency for contribution and news applications.  Ericsson offers the complete low latency suite of tools for the user - whether that be high quality JPEG 2000 decoding for contribution over fiber applications or low latency MPEG-4 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 decoding for satellite applications.

  • 1x ASI input transport stream input
  • BISS, Common Interface & Ericsson Director descrambling
  • MPEG-2 & MPEG-4 SD 4:2:0 decoding 
  • SD & HD Video output interfaces
  • 2x Stereo pairs of audio decoding
  • Dolby Digital® decoding and pass-through
  • Alarm relay and SCTE 35 controlled contact closures for ad-insertion signaling RX8200 can be equipped with the following capability via additional licence keys:
  • MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 4:2:0 HD decode capability
  • MPEG-2 4:2:2, MPEG-4 4:2:2 capability
  • High bit rate MPEG-4 4:2:0 capable
  • HEVC 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 8/10bit 720p/1080i Ready capability
  • Low Latency capable
  • INPUT OPTIONS- The RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver has a single ASI input as standard and

    can be configured with one additional choice of input.

  • CONDITIONAL ACCESS OPTIONS- The RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver supports many types of widely used conditional access systems to allow for secure transmission of content. By default the RX8200 is fitted with the capability to accept Conditional Access Modules and comes pre-enabled for all frequently used single service CA systems. Additionally, the RX8200 may be ordered with the enhanced capability to support multi-service decryption.
  • TRANSPORT STREAM OUTPUT OPTIONS -In conjunction with the RX8200’s 1x SD CVBS output the unit provides 3x switchable ASI/SDI/HD-SDI outputs ensuring that both decoded video and ASI transport stream can be output from the unit. Additionally IP transport stream output capability may be specified.
  • VIDEO DECODING OPTIONS -The RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver provides capability to decode every video compression standard in use today including support for the highest quality MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2. The RX8200 comes pre-enabled with MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 SD 4:2:0 decoding capability and can be extended to other formats with additional options.
  • AUDIO OPTIONS -The RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver provides many different audio capabilities to allow optimal connectivity for many wide-ranging and varied applications. Capability for MPEG-1 Layer II audio and Dolby Digital® is provided as standard. Decoded audio will be embedded in (HD)SDI outputs and output via physical audio interfaces.
  • VIDEO PROCESSING OPTIONS -The RX8200 offers a wide range of video processing capability to allow the decoded video to easily interface to HD and SD infrastructures.
  • DATA PROCESSING AND CONTROL OPTIONS- The RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver can be further enhanced by a range of data processing, and remote control capabilities.
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