Tandberg RX1290 Multi-format MPEG4 HD Receiver/Decoder with full options (USED)

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Tandberg RX1290 Multi-format MPEG4 HD Receiver/Decoder with full options (USED)

Brand: Tandberg (Ericsson)
Part number: RX1290

The Tandberg RX1290 multi-format, multi-standard receiver is a high quality professional receiver capable of meeting the fast-changing needs of the broadcast industry. The capability for both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 decoding in HD and SD formats makes it the perfect choice for Contribution, Distribution and Mobile applications.

Reduced Bandwidth

The Tandberg RX1290, in combination with EN5990 encoders utilizing H.264 compression enables significant bandwidth reduction. For satellite transmission the inclusion of the DVB-S2 demodulator option allows further bandwidth reductions – often achieving an additional 30% reduction.

Flexibility and Future Proofing

The Tandberg RX1290 is capable of decoding all major video formats in use today in both SD and HD resolutions making the receiver highly flexible and a cost effective choice for those looking to upgrade from MPEG-2 to H.264 encoding technology.

Low Cost of Operation

The Tandberg RX1290 can be integrated into a TANDBERG Television Director V5 control system enabling large populations of receivers to be remotely controlled over-air from a central location, simplifying the system control structure and reducing the need for costly on-site local operators.


The Tandberg RX1290 provides a high level of connectivity allowing the unit to be integrated into a wide range of system architectures. With an ASI input as standard and a choice of input cards the RX1290 can integrate into IP and RF delivery systems. The receiver provides a multitude of output connections allowing high quality delivery of audio and video into the onward network.

Features Included:

• MPEG-2, SD, 4:2:0 decoding
• MPEG-2, SD, 4:2:2 decoding
• MPEG-2, HD, 4:2:0 decoding
• 3 x HD SDI, SD SDI or ASI outputs
• 1 x RGB or YPrPb analog video output
• 1 x ASI input
• 2 x balanced analog audio outputs
• 2 x balanced digital audio outputs
• 4 x unbalanced digital audio outputs
• Frame synchronization input
• RS-232 data output, RS232/485 Control port
• Alarm relay
• BISS Mode 1& E support
• Extensive VBI support
• MPEG-4 HD 4:2:0 License (Enables MPEG-4 AVC HD decoding, Enables MPEG-4 AVC SD decoding, Enables MPEG-2 4:2:2 HD decoding)
• DVB-S2 8PSK License (Adds DVB-S2 QPSK, 8PSK capability to DVB-S2 input option card)
• Dolby AC3Licence
• Common Interface License

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History of Tandberg

Norwegian based Tandberg was founded by Vebjorn Tandberg as Tandbergs Radiofabrikk (Tandberg's radio factory) in Oslo in 1933. During the early years, radios, loudspeakers and microphones were the main output from the factory. The company's first radio was named "Tommeliten", and used only earphones. In 1934 the first "Huldra" radio was launched, followed in 1936 by the "Sølvsuper". The Sølvsuper and the Huldra radios became the foundation for Tandberg's success.

The factory also started producing TV sets in the 60’s and color TV's were added to Tandberg’s lineup in 1969. In 1972 Tandberg purchased Radionette, another large Norwegian electronics firm that was focused on televisions. By 1976, TV's were Tandberg's major product and their factories employed 3,500 workers. In that same year the company was seriously affected by a major economic downturn and by 1978 it was insolvent. Vebjorn Tandberg was removed from control of the company and committed suicide in August. In December the company declared bankruptcy.

In the aftermath of the bankruptcy the original Tandberg was split into three parts. The television manufacturing portions became Tandberg Television, Tandberg Data took over the tape recording side of the company and moved it purely into the computer storage field and the remaining portions lost the "Radiofabrikk" to become, simply, Tandberg.

In April 2007, Tandberg Television was acquired by Ericsson. Tandberg Television operated as an independent entity within the Ericsson Business Unit Multimedia until January 25, 2010, when its name was changed to Ericsson Television, Ltd.

productsheet.pdf Product datasheet
manual.pdf Manual

  • Current status: Available EXW The Netherlands!
  • Condition: USED and tested with 90-day warranty