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MultiDyne Extends and Links Fiber Optics

MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems announced several new products at InfoComm 09 in Orlando. Among them were the Fiber-Comms four-wire optical extender for intercom lines, and the SilverBullet Mini 3G HD/SDI fiber link.

MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems announced several new products at InfoComm 09 in Orlando. Among them were the Fiber-Comms four-wire optical extender for intercom lines, and the SilverBullet Mini 3G HD/SDI fiber link.

Fiber-Comms transports fiber-optic signals from one to eight intercom or IFB channels and can transport control and signaling data. Addressing three areas the company says are sought after by professionals in the AV and broadcast industries, Fiber-Comms is designed to allow for greater data transport, over a lighter fiber cable, and for a longer distance. When used with MultiDyne's COMMS-2000 two-wire to four-wire converter, Fiber-Comms can extend a two-wire system. It also works as an integrated component for the LiGHTBoX field-portable fiber optic transport system.

"Fiber-Comms allows for easy integration with the other products in MultiDyne's innovative fiber-optic solution line," said Frank Jachetta, senior vice president of sales and operations, in a statement. "Customers can order the Fiber-Comms extender with an XLR pigtail or configuration wih the Clear-Com, Studio Technologies, and RTS systems, giving our users even more options for serial data transport over greater distances."

Fiber-Comms' four-wire extender handles 24-bit audio flat from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, without coloring the audio, says the company. It also has an S/N greater than 90 dB and a THD less than 0.05 percent. An optical budget of up to 24 dB for single-mode further enhances the product's audio capabilities. Eight optional intercom channels are also available.

The SilverBullet measure 3 inches in length and is designed to transmit SDI and HD-SDI TV signals over a single-mode fiber optic cable for a variety of applications, from video production and editing to cross-campus production. Its transmitter and receiver modules are portable, lightweight solutions for remote productions. Using LED indicators to digitally display critical system diagnostic information, including Power On, HD/SDI signal presence, and Received Optical Power levels, the SilverBullet decreases the need for additional test equipment, according to the comany. It also provides a typical link distance of up to 18.6 miles.

"An economical solution for the fiber optic transport of 5 Mbps to 3 Gbps HDTV signals, the SilverBullet is one of the broadcast industry's smallest media adaptor solutions with the broadest range of digital rates," said Jachetta.

Designed for quick and easy installation, the SilverBullet supports transmission across SMPTE 424M 2.97 Gbps, SMPTE 292M 1.485 Gbps, and SMPTE 259M 270 Mbps standards, regardless of format. The transmitter modules also include equalization for long lengths of coaxial cable, further easing the installation process as users can incorporation the SilverBullet at any point in the HD/SDI chain. Built for high durability, the SilverBullet features an over-molded construction with a rugged ST simplex optical interface and 75 Ohm BNC (male) simplex electrical interface.



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