Brompton Tessera SX40


Tessera SX40 combines Tessera’s industry-leading feature set and easy-to-use software interface with our highest-ever capacity processor.

Compatible with all existing Tessera fixture inventory, together with Tessera XD Distribution, SX40 provides a powerful toolkit for easily and cost-effectively supporting the biggest LED projects.


12G-SDI with reclocked thru port

​The following standards are supported:

HD-SDI - ST-292

3G-SDI - ST-424, Level A and Level B-DL

6G-SDI - ST-20181

12G-SDI - ST-2082, 2SI format; SQ not supported

​Up to 4096 x 2160 resolution (currently progressive only)

23.98Hz to 60Hz framerate

10 bits per channel colour depth

YCbCr 4:2:2

HDMI 2.0 with reclocked thru port

Full 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, maximum 600MHz pixel clock
Up to 4096 x 2160 resolution (currently progressive only)
23.98Hz to 60Hz framerate
8,10 and 12 bits per channel colour depths
RGB 4:4:4 and YCbCr 4:4:4 and 4:2:2
Compatible with DVI-D and DisplayPort sources via adapters
HDCP not supported
Genlock reference
with buffered thru
Supports bi-level and tri-level analog sync signals


4 x 10G BASE-T Tessera XD copper output ports
Supports Neutrik EtherCON Cat 6A / etherCON (CAT5e) connectors
Compatible with standard Cat6A / Cat5e RJ45 connectors
Requires Cat6A cable (up to 60m) or Cat5e cable (upto 30m)
4 x 10G BASE-LR Tessera XD fibre output ports
Supports Neutrik opticalCON DUO / DUO ARMORED / DUO X-TREME / DUO LITE connectors
Compatible with standard LC-Duplex connectors
Requires 1310nm, 9/125um single-mode fibre (up to 2KM) with PC or UPC connectors
Each 10G output independently auto-switches between fibre and copper
Redundant 10G and 1G cabling support (coming soon)
10G copper ports automatically switch to 1G mode if connected directly to panels without an XD (coming soon)
Port capacity is reduced to that of a single 1G port
All normal panel operations are available, including display of video, test patterns and firmware update
Each XD provides ten 1G output ports for connection to fixtures
Each 1G port supports a nominal 525k pixels at 8bpc, 60Hz
Pixel capacity per 1G port scales according to selected bit depth and framerate


Full 4K 4096 x 2160 resolution
Internal processing at full 12 bits per channel (36 bits per pixel), full 4:4:4 colour sampling
Fast, clean input switching
Per-input proc-amp style colour controls with histogram preview
Black level, contrast, hue, saturation, R/G/B shadow, R/G/B highlight
Zero-Latency Scaler
Broadcast quality up/down scaler
Scale any input resolution to any output resolution between 32x32 and 4096 x 2160
No additional latency with scaler enabled
Zero-Latency ChromaTune
14-way Colour Corrector and Colour Replace modes
No additional latency with ChromaTune enabled
Built-in hardware-generated test patterns
Pixel-perfect geometry
Frame-perfect scrolling
Still frame store
Images may be imported from PNG/JPEG files
Frames may be captured from the video input
Freeze and Blackout
Progressive video only (interlaced video currently not supported)


Up to 9 Million Pixels at any bit depth and framerate
Fixtures smaller than 64x64 pixels have additional processing overhead and therefore result in reduced capacity
Sub-fixtures and root notes are not supported
Up to 2000 fixtures
Multiple fixture types supported simultaneously
Free placement of fixtures anywhere on the canvas
Rotation of fixtures to 90˚, 180˚ or 270˚ (coming soon)
1:1 pixel alignment for perfect mapping of input pixels to LEDs
On-Screen Colour Adjustment (OSCA) mode
Real-time selection of fixture seams and modules using a mouse cursor on the LED screen itself
Adjustment of seam brightness to compensate for ageing and different LED batches
Adjustment of module colour output to compensate for ageing and different LED batches
Global output adjustments
Screen brightness (Nits)
Colour temperature adjustment (K)
Gamma value
Low End Boost to increase brightness in dark areas of the image
Dark Magic to reduce banding and increase detail in dark areas of the image
Per-group output overrides
Optionally set output adjustments independently for each group of fixtures


Lock to either video input, regardless of which input is currently active
The frame rate of the internal reference can be set by the user.
Frame rates from 23.98 to 60Hz are supported.
Genlock is system-wide, all the way through to the LED refresh within the fixtures, ensuring rock-solid lock to the selected timing source


2 frames end-to-end system latency with all features enabled
Equivalent to HD processors' low-latency mode, but without any loss of video processing features
May optionally be configured to add up to 4 additional frames of latency to match other (slower) display devices


DisplayPort (DP++ dual mode) output for UI display on a local monitor, with USB keyboard and mouse support
DisplayPort monitors supported directly, with DVI, HDMI and VGA monitors supported via adapters
Up to 3840x2160 local monitor resolution supported, minimum 1920x1080 recommended
Remote management from Tessera Remote on Windows PC or Mac OS X via management network ports
Updated, second-generation Brompton user interface for intuitive and powerful control of all processor and fixture features, including:

Hi-DPI support for 4K monitors

Processing pipeline display for at-a-glance overview of current system operation
Live video thumbnails for each video input
Live video-on-canvas display at up to 4K resolution (local UI only)
Auto-detection of connected fixtures and their cabling topology
Fixture network topology viewer
Fixture array layout tools
Adjustment of all video and fixture processing features
Presets to quickly recall custom system settings
System load monitoring
Fixture monitoring including internal temperatures and cable error detection
Internal storage of multiple project files, with import and export via USB flash drive
Fail-safe processor and fixture firmware reload
Optional project auto-load on boot for headless operation with no local or remote UI
Front-panel buttons for blackout and freeze
Tessera Offline application available for project creation and editing on a PC or Mac without connection to a processor


DMX512 input (coming soon) and thru
eDMX (Art-Net and sACN) and Tessera Control app via management network ports

Dynamic adjustment of parameters such as input selection, input colour settings, fixture group positions, RGB gains and screen intensity
Stand-alone Tessera Control application for direct live control of multiple processors from a PC or Mac with no additional hardware


Switched autoranging power supply
100 - 240V AC
50Hz - 60Hz
1.2 - 0.6A

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