MultiDyne highlights video- and audio-transport systems

MultiDyne will showcase its range of innovative, fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions designed specifically for pro A/V and broadcast applications. Visitors to the MultiDyne booth can view live demonstrations of the company’s new SilverBACK-II with JUICE camera-mounted fiber transport system and the HD-6000/HD-6000-ONE CWDM multiplexer, both of which utilize MultiDyne’s sophisticated fiber-optic transmission technology to cost-effectively extend signal transmission. The company will also highlight its SMPTE-HUT hybrid universal transceiver, as well as enhancements to the FS-6000 Fiber Saver portable CWDM remapper/multiplexer.

SilverBACK-II With JUICE Camera-Mounted Fiber Transport Solution
MultiDyne will unveil SilverBACK-II with JUICE, a camera-mounted fiber transport solution capable of transmitting any camera signal, including HD-SDI video, audio, control data, GPIOs, tally, and power over a single hybrid fiber and copper cable without relying on local power or batteries. Featuring an elegant, compact case measuring just over one inch thick, the SilverBACK-II with JUICE eliminates operator fatigue in the field by providing users with a lightweight, remote powering system that can be integrated onto any camera.

Intended for news, sports, ENG, D-SNG, OB, and multicamera studio applications, the SilverBACK-II can transport SDI video up to 3G HD-SDI uncompressed with embedded or separate program audio. A return video option supports up to 3G HD-SDI video for viewfinder or monitor viewing. In addition, the unit enables operators to achieve camera control/RCP paint functions through one of the three available data channels. An additional back channel is available for camera sync or genlock. Several options are available for optical connectivity including STs, Neutrik opticalCon, Fibreco Mini expanded beam, and Lemo 304M.

HD-6000 and HD-6000-ONE CWDM Multiplexer
MultiDyne’s new HD-6000 and HD-6000-ONE CWDM multiplexing solution efficiently transports up to six HD-SDI signals on as many as six or as few as one single-mode fiber, enabling end-users to transmit multiple high-bandwidth signals easily in the harshest operating environments. Designed for OB, fixed-facility link, cross-campus network, and centralized control room applications, the HD-6000 and HD-6000-ONE systems optimize transmission anywhere SDI signals need to be trunked, offering users a compact, multichannel solution for extending SDI transport.

Leveraging the HD-6000-ONE, users can input up to six digital signals with data rates of up to 3Gb/sec. The signals are received and then retransmitted at specific CWDM wavelengths and launched into a CWDM mux. The resultant signal travels down a single fiber to the receiver unit where the SDI signals are restored. Because the signals are remapped and retransmitted, users can realize a new optical budget and increased range.

SMPTE-HUT Hybrid Universal Transceiver
Also on display will be MultiDyne’s SMPTE-HUT universal camera transceiver, now shipping worldwide. Designed to increase the transmission distances of HD cameras that can be distance-limited by hybrid copper/fiber cabling, this high-performance transport system is intended for remote broadcasting, sports, shared control rooms, campus facilities, and arena and stadium applications. The SMPTE-HUT cost-effectively enables full camera operation in rugged broadcasting environments, extending transmission ranges up to 10km on just two single-mode fibers.

FS-6000 Fiber-Saver Portable CWDM Remapper/Multiplexer
MultiDyne will demonstrate new enhancements to the FS-6000 Fiber-Saver, a portable CWDM remapper/multiplexer that transports up to six digital optical or six SDI signals over a single fiber, allowing users to transport additional signals easily in situations where there are an insufficient amount of available fibers. Using the FS-6000 Fiber-Saver, a user can input any digital optical signal, with a data rate of up to 4.25Gb/sec, to be received and retransmitted at a CWDM wavelength and launched into the CWDM multiplexer. At the other end of the link, the signal is then demultiplexed and restored, eliminating the need for wavelength-specific units in CWDM applications.

By receiving and retransmitting the optical signal, the FS-6000 Fiber-Saver offers an optical budget that can transmit signals over even longer distances. In addition, it can combine up to six uncompressed 3Gb/sec SDI signals onto a single fiber. Custom configurations such as 3×3 and 4×2 are now available.

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