The Rubidium series modules DV and XV are Time Code inserters and converters designed to work with different video formats. All Time Code and data formats are processed by a built-in reader and/or generator which is compliant with the EBU/SMPTE standards for NTSC and PAL video.

Both modules have almost identical features and differ mainly in the type of video that they can process:

  • RUBIDIUM DV: Digital video channel (SDI), window insertion, DVITC and ATC Time Code, Ancillary Data, UMID
  • RUBIDIUM XV: Digital video channel (3G, HD-SDI and SDI) window insertion, DVITC and ATC Time Code, Ancillary Data, UMID


    • Time Code Reader
    • Time Code Converter
    • Time Code Inserter
    • DVITC, ATC, UMID, Ancillary Data
    • SDI (DV), 3G/HD/SDI (XV)
    • MTD compatible
    • TC_link compatible

    The follwing options enable further functionalities

    1. LTC-reader (option L)
    2. IRIG-B reader (option I)
    3. Video bypass relay (option B)
    4. 2 channel audio AES/EBU embedder 
    5. 2 channel audio AES/EBU de-embedder

    Modules can be inserted in any order into the slots of the housing. Each slot position has its own address within the communal housing identification system.
    This enables a specific identification of each module within a bigger system. Alias names can be given to the hard stamped numerical address via the supplied configuration  software.

    Via our IE Ethernet module, browser configuration, status  control and SNMP functions are available.
    Every module is connected to an internal hot swappable bus, which bilaterally connects all modules within a particular housing.

    The internal bus can be distributed over several housings by using the RLC port. The RLC-plug contains a voltage feed, a failure relay output and a TC_link interface. TC_link is a real time capable proprietary interface, which is based on a customized RS485 interface.
    On the rear side of every housing, a USB can be found. This serial connection is used for configuration, status control, and also software and firmware updates.

    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.

    Rubidium Config
    Rubidium Color

    Web Browser Configuration

    Screen 1

    Screen 2
    Up to eight character sets from the local characters memory are stored in the module and can be recalled simultaneously for insertion.
    The DV/XV supports full multi-colour insertions. All insertions are available with and without a mask.
    Brightness and color values are  separately selectable.
    Character size can be selected between 16 to 72 lines (DV) or 16 to 139 lines (XV).
    Transparent masks and flashing characters can be chosen as well.



    Configuration Program

    Screen 3

    Screen 4

    TC_link enables data interchange between different modules. A generator module could e.g. be set (triggered) with an external VITC value, which could simultaneously be converted into an ATC  by an XV module. The modules are equipped with the following reader/generator/converter functions:

    Converter matrix

    All data in the SMPTE/EBU metadata dictionary can be inserted as Ancillary Data. Methods for the implementation of these values are included.
    Various options for specifically designed or  custom broadcast encoded transfers, e.g. the “monochrome transfer for  MPEG” for transporting ancillary data are available and are supported  by an optionally obtainable software.
    There are many possible custom applications, so please do not hesitate to contact us for suggested solutions.


  • Order Code

    Product Model ID: RUB XV
    Module description 3G/HD/HD-SDI video inserter module
    RUBIDIUM series 1 & 3 Inserter Module

    XV-Options for  RUB 1 & 3

    XV-L LTC Reader
    XV-I IRIG-B Reader
    XV-B Video Bypass Relay
    XV-AE 2 Channel Audio AES/EBU Embedder
    XV-AD 2 Channel Audio AES/EBU De-embedder

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