Multidyne intros universal SMPTE HUT extender for any SMPTE-based HD camera

MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems (stand D.940) will exhibit a number of new products at IBC next month that will help international broadcasters and video professionals acquire high-resolution video faster and send the uncompressed signals farther over a single fiber-optic cable. Many of the world’s largest broadcasters are long-time MultiDyne customers.

MultiDyne will show what the company calls a revolutionary new version of its SMPTE Hybrid Universal Transmission (HUT) Extender that works with any SMPTE-Based HD camera. The new MultiDyne Universal SMPTE Hut system avoids the limitations of SMPTE hybrid fiber/copper cables and allows users to separate their cameras from their CCUs by distances of over 10Km using inexpensive, conventional single mode fiber, which has many advantages over SMPTE hybrid cable. In addition, the universal hut is about half the size of the existing, already compact HUT and has a battery backup option as well.

Also new is the SilverBack-III 4K6 camera-back transceiver. This new configuration of the proven MultiDyne Silverback family of fiber-optic transceivers provides six 3 Gbps signals directly from a single camera or multiple cameras to a base station, located near the camera or miles away. Current uses include high-resolution virtual reality applications for live sports viewing at home using specialized viewing devices. Also look for new feature enhancements that improve Intercom performance and other “system” components for the camera operator. The MultiDyne SilverBack 4K5 system allows users to convert any quad-link camera into a fully “systemized” live production camera with full Intercom and camera control directly to/from the CCU (which can be locate virtually anywhere). The company will show another new addition to its latest generation SilverBack line, the SilverBack-III, which offers all of the “system” features of the popular SilverBack 4K5 transceiver (for 4K projects), but is designed for high-quality, multi-camera 1080p/30/60 fps HD productions.

Those looking for a new form of HDMI- to-fiber/fiber-to-HDMI converter will have a new option via the highly affordable Mini eXchange converters. Multidyne will display new HDMI (copper)-to-fiber as well as fiber-to-HDMI models, to complement the already popular HD SDI-to- HDMI (and vice versa) versions.

At IBC MultiDyne will also show its EOS 4000 and 5000 optical electrical switches and the company’s full line of signal conversion units (analog video-, HD- and DVI-to-fiber, and back again) being frame-accurately controlled over a single fiber-optic cable. The EOS 4000 and 5000 optical electrical switches are mounted into a one RU OpenGear frame.


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