Magenta Makes Fiber-Optic 'Breakthrough'
Magenta Research announced its new FiberMax Engine technology, which the company says represents a breakthrough in the transmission of bandwidth-intensive video, audio, USB, and other auxiliary signal types over industry-standard fiber optics.
Magenta Research announced its new FiberMax Engine technology, which the company says represents a breakthrough in the transmission of bandwidth-intensive video, audio, USB, and other auxiliary signal types over industry-standard fiber optics. According to the company, signal distribution products using the FiberMax Engine will enable customers to distribute multiformat, high-bandwidth signals over fiber at significantly lower costs.
The FiberMax Engine is an ultra high-speed data sequencing and streaming engine capable of driving standard small form-factor pluggable (SFP) optics at maximum efficiency. The resulting benefit, says the company, is the capability to simultaneously transmit uncompressed 1920x1200 video with HDCP at 60 Hz, USB 2.0 at 48 Mbps, eight-channel 24-bit DTS-HD Master Audio, bidirectional RS-232, IR, and CEC, all on industry standard SFP optics and cabling. The distance range supported while transmitting all the signal types at their maximum performance is more than 660 feet with multimode fiber and 18.8 miles with single mode.
"Given the very high cost of custom optics and the lack of innovation in AV transmission over standard networking optics, both pro AV and digital signage industries have been slow to adopt high-definition digital video and fiber cabling for AV signal distribution," said Bob Michaels, president of Magenta Research, in a statement. "Magenta's FiberMax Engine is poised to change this trend just like Magenta's MultiView and Mondo technologies did for high-definition analog video distribution over UTP."
According to company officials, Magenta Research invested heavily in research and development for high-speed digital design to deliver a technology that it believed would represent the core of its future product offerings for extension, distribution, and switching applications.
Magenta says a comprehensive line of products leveraging the FiberMax Engine will be launched at InfoComm 2010 in June.