LONDON— LED processing technology provider Brompton Technology has announced the launch of the Tessera G1, which it says is the first receiver card to support 10Gb optical connections directly to the LED panel.
GI is also able to support the staggering capacity of one million pixels for a new generation of ultra-fine pixel pitch panels or up to 1000 fps (frames per second). All of this is made possible by a monumental 20x increase in processing power compared to the existing top performer, the Tessera R2+ receiver card, Brompton announced.
With the G1 graphics card, users can expect a whole new level of ultra-realistic visual performance, making it a must-have for content creators going forward, the company said.
Cesar Caceres, Brompton’s product manager, emphasized that the company’s Tessera R2+ receiver card is still optimally positioned to deliver outstanding performance for the vast majority of LED fixtures. In fact, thousands of projects around the world will continue to use LED panels integrated with R2+ cards with great success. Rather, the G1 is the choice for next-generation panels, the company explained.
“We are definitely not abandoning the R2+ card and all its impressive capabilities,” Caceres said. “We simply recognize the rapid advancement of LED video technology. As a company, we are proactively positioning ourselves to meet and exceed the future demands of our industry.”
Brompton said it is already in talks with panel manufacturers to make the new host card a force driving new capabilities in the next generation of LED screens. Caceres notes that the benefits are not only in the significant increase in pixels that can be processed thanks to the new card, but it will also make it easier to integrate additional calibrated channels, which Brompton defines as RGBW, red, green blue and whatever .
“As with all our systems, we offer flexibility by keeping the options open for additional broadcasters. One of the most useful colors that we expect panel manufacturers will want to include is white,” Caceres continues. “When the colors red, green and blue are used to represent ‘white’, the light spectrum they produce may not always look natural and meet the viewer’s expectations. The addition of a white channel provides an improved spectral output for the panels. And the G1 has the power to handle the complex algorithms required to maintain accurate color calibration and control with additional emitters. Also, the only way to achieve color accuracy from panels with the new RGBW emitters is to calibrate them, and our unique dynamic calibration system is designed to enable this.”
When it comes to in-camera visual effects, LED panels often contribute to scene lighting, so having additional light emitters in the LED panel represents a significant leap in color accuracy for skin tones and foreground elements blending into virtual environments , the company added.
“In the future, if you want a panel that features an additional emitter, or one that boasts an ultra-fine pixel pitch, the G1 receiver card will be the perfect solution,” Caceres adds.
Another pioneering feature of the G1 receiver card is its ability to support a 10 gigabit connection, thus providing ten times the bandwidth of the current R2+ card and positioning the G1 as a “preferred for the future” solution.
“What Brompton has created with the G1 is not only poised to impact the live events and virtual manufacturing sectors, but also has the power to impact other industries,” Caceres concludes. “For example, by adding a white emitter, it will be possible to create realistic lighting with a much more powerful source. The ultra-fine pixel pitch panels the card can support make it suitable for use in 360-degree simulators or even research centers. The possibilities and applications are virtually limitless and we are excited to be part of driving the advancement of LED technology that will lead to incredibly lifelike visual experiences in the future.”