MultiDyne Celebrates 35 Years of Technology Innovation
MultiDyne, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, is pleased to announce that 2013 marks the company’s 35th anniversary.
MultiDyne was founded in 1978 by Vincent Jachetta, a broadcast television industry veteran who spent his career working as an engineer for several major U.S. television networks including CBS and NBC. With this extensive experience, Jachetta saw a significant need for technology solutions that were more functional, compact, and easy to use. Thus, he developed the first portable test signal and ID generator, which he subsequently sold under the MultiDyne brand. Over the last 35 years, MultiDyne has grown substantially, supporting a wide range of leading broadcasters, cable and satellite providers, and government agencies around the world, all while maintaining the values of a small entrepreneurial business through exceptional customer support.
“My father, Vincent Jachetta, created MultiDyne 35 years ago out of a basic necessity,” said Frank Jachetta, president of MultiDyne. “He saw a critical need and fulfilled it. Today, MultiDyne continues that tradition of listening to the needs of our customers and designing cutting-edge equipment to solve their everyday problems. Aside from offering the industry’s most robust fiber-optic circuitry and user-friendly design, a key to MultiDyne’s success is our ability to maintain close relationships with our customers. All of the company’s executives, engineers, and support team members make themselves easily accessible to customers around the clock. Thanks to this close contact and insights gained from our customers, we’re able to develop fiber-optic transmission advancements that push the envelope of innovation.”
MultiDyne offers an extensive portfolio of award-winning television and video solutions — including fiber-optic transport systems, optical multiplexing and CWDM, test signal generators, distribution amplifiers, and fiber-optic routing switchers — that feature a sleek industrial design perfect for even the harshest operating environments.
MultiDyne will introduce new 4K solutions at booth C10339 at the 2013 NAB Show, with a press conference scheduled on Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m. PDT in room N242 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
MultiDyne will demonstrate the HD-6Pack, a new line of CWDM multiplexers, at the 2013 NAB Show, booth C10339. Utilizing the HD-6000, HD-12000, or HD-18000, users can transport up to 18 HD-SDI signals per single-mode fiber, making it an extremely powerful and economical HD-trunking solution.
“With today’s television viewers increasingly demanding data-hungry services — and 4K just on the horizon — fiber and bandwidth are both at a premium,” said Jachetta. “HD-6Pack multiplexers are designed to maximize efficiencies for users by supporting up to 18 HD-SDI signals on just one fiber. The high-performance platform has already been successfully tested by a large international broadcaster during a high-profile winter sporting event, demonstrating its reliability in the most severe weather and operating conditions.”
Portable and easy to use, the HD-6Pack is the ideal solution for transmitting multiple high-bandwidth signals in harsh operating environments and can easily support emerging 4K applications, providing users with the capability to transport up to four 4K signals with one fiber. Designed for OB, fixed facility link, cross-campus network, and centralized control room applications, the system optimizes transmission anywhere signals need to be trunked — offering users a compact, cost-effective, multichannel solution for extending SDI transport.
The HD-6Pack comes in three models: a six-channel HD-6000, a 12-channel HD-12000, and a 18-channel HD-18000, with the option to be rackmounted for increased flexibility. A user-friendly OLED display provides critical system information such as optical power levels, laser status, and bit rates, in plain language, providing users with total control over video transport. Any of the models can be configured for any combination of transmit and receive, making for flexible, bidirectional transport.
MultiDyne has also unveiled a powerful new CWDM remapper/multiplexer — the FS-18000 Fiber-Saver. Capable of transporting up to 18 digital optical or SDI signals over a single fiber, the FS-18000 Fiber-Saver dramatically simplifies the transport of additional signals in remote locations where there is an insufficient amount of available fibers, potentially lowering a user’s transmission costs. MultiDyne will display the FS-18000 Fiber-Saver at the 2013 NAB Show, at booth C10339.
“The FS-18000 Fiber-Saver is a significant advancement in the field of fiber-optic transport, as it can support up to 18 signals — including 4K — on a single fiber,” said Jachetta. “Reducing fiber count is extremely important to our customers. The FS-18000 Fiber-Saver answers their needs by enabling them to deliver high-quality signals cost-effectively from any location, regardless of fiber access.”
Utilizing the FS-18000 Fiber-Saver, a user can input any digital optical signal with a data rate of up to 4.25 Gb/sec. All 18 signals are seamlessly transmitted over one fiber, and then the receiver outputs each of the 18 signals individually. By receiving and retransmitting the optical signal, the FS-18000 Fiber-Saver offers a fresh optical budget to transmit signals over longer distances.
The FS-18000 Fiber-Saver is available as a stand-alone device or can be rackmounted, making it the ideal solution for a wide range of applications, including sports broadcasting, shared control rooms, and remote studios/STLs. Enhanced to support 4K digital television, the FS-18000 Fiber-Saver is the most reliable and flexible future-proof platform for signal transport.