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CSI Debuts Fiber Optic Receivers

Communications Specialties (CSI) announced the latest additions to the Fiberlink series of SMPTE-compliant 3G/HD/SD-SDI fiber optic transmission systems.

Communications Specialties (CSI) announced the latest additions to the Fiberlink series of SMPTE-compliant 3G/HD/SD-SDI fiber optic transmission systems. The new 355x family of fiber-optic receivers convert 3G/HD/SD-SDI and embedded audio to HDMI with stereo audio, DVI with stereo audio, VGA with stereo audio or Component video with stereo audio.

"This new family of Fiberlink receivers [is] ideal for all pro AV applications," said Paul Seiden, director of sales for CSI, in a statement. "Now integrators and AV professionals can manage their video and audio signals in a very repeatable and predictable manner using SDI while cost effectively integrating low-cost, high-definition displays and computer monitors. A digital signage application, for example; you can route and switch your SDI signal to multiple HDMI, DVI, VGA, and Component Video displays and select a different language or audio pair to output at each display."

According to the company, the Fiberlink 3353 receiver allows a user to convert SMPTE-compliant 3G/HD/SD-SDI transmitted over fiber from a Fiberlink 3350, 3360, or 3380 fiber optic transmitter to HDMI. If audio is present in the SDI data stream, the operator can choose one of up to four pairs of stereo audio to embed into the HDMI baseband signal as well as output on the audio RCA connections. Alternatively, the operator can choose to mute any existing audio.

The Fiberlink 3355 receiver converts SMPTE-compliant 3G/HD/SD-SDI transmitted over fiber from a Fiberlink 3350, 3360, or 3380 fiber optic transmitter to DVI. If audio is present in the SDI data stream, the operator can choose one of up to four pairs of stereo audio to output on the audio RCA connections or choose to mute existing audio.

Finally, the Fiberlink 3357 converts SMPTE-compliant 3G/HD/SD-SDI transmitted over fiber from a Fiberlink 3350, 3360, or 3380 fiber optic transmitter to VGA or Component video. Like the 3353 and 3355, if audio is present in the SDI data stream, the 3357 offers up to four pairs of stereo audio to output on the audio RCA connection. Operators may also choose to mute exiting audio.

Optional features include an equalized and re-clocked SDI loop-through and choice of an ST connector for pro AV applications or an SMPTE-compliant LC connector.

The Fiberlink 3350, 3360, and 3380 series are compliant with SMPTE 297-2006 and can operate with Fiberlink Matrix and other SMPTE 297-2006 fiber-optic-compliant devices. According to the company, they are also immune to pathological signals over the entire budget link and operating temperature range, and are compatible with both single-mode and multi-mode fiber types.

Available in a small footprint, the receivers are well-suited for digital signage, corporate environments, rental and staging, stadiums and theaters, airport or transportation, hubs, distance learning, surgical and medical imaging, broadcast, or corporate studios.

 


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