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SPx Radar Compression and Distribution

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SPx Development Library modules for the compression, distribution and network receipt of radar video.

Radar Distribution with SPx Development Library

For a fast and easy method to add radar acquisition, compression and distribution into your own software code, use the licensable modules from the SPx Development Library.

The easy-to-use, compact and cost-efficient software toolkit keeps you in control. Add capabilities such as test pattern generator, scenario generation or radar recording by simply including additional classes.

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SPx Radar Compression and Distribution
SPx Radar Compression and Distribution

Radar Distribution Using SPx Server

The SPx Server software can be provided for compression and distribution only (without tracking), ideal if you are looking for a ready-made server to move radar video from a sensor to a set of displays.  

Analogue radar interfacing can be supported by using our HPx radar interface hardware

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Supports a Wide Range of Network Radar Video Formats

Our technology supports the receipt of network video in raw and compressed formats, including our own SPx format, the open ASTERIX CAT-240 format, or a wide range of proprietary formats from different radar manufacturers.

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SPx Radar Compression and Distribution

SPx Radar Compression and Distribution Details

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Compression Standards

SPx supports radar video compression through the ORC (Open Radar Coding) format, which is Cambridge Pixel's own open-standard for radar video coding and network distribution and ZLIB, which is a widely used compression standard based on the Lempel-Ziv compression standard. SPx uses both ZLIB and ORC to implement low-latency, lossless compression of radar video for recording or network distribution. ZLIB generally achieves a higher level of compression than ORC, at the expense of slightly more CPU time for compression and decompression.

If desired, other SPx processing modules can be used ahead of the compression process to improve the compression ratio, at the expense of some signal loss.

Using SPx Compression Modules

You can add radar compression into your application software by using the standard classes from the SPx Development Library to compress and decompress radar video. For example, radar manufacturers looking to add network distribution can use ORC or ZLIB compression to provide lossless encoding of the video. The supporting client-side classes provide easy-to-use capabilities to receive and decompress the video, which may then be made available to application software, or to more SPx processing and display modules.

Other Radar Video Distribution Options

Alternatively, you can use the ready-made SPx Server application to deliver radar video from a point of acquisition to multiple display consoles. SPx software can be used on the client side if required. Everything in SPx is open, so you are free to select where you want to interface.

For radar video distribution over low bandwidth or unreliable data links, RadarLink provides a client-server software solution.

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