Clear-Com to show new Repeat8-NANO converters at NAB NY
By: Fergal Ringrose
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:55 pm

Launched at IBC 2017, the compact Repeat8-NANO series of media converters is the smaller brother of the established Repeat48, offering ultra-fast electrical-optical-electrical conversion for 3G/HD/SD-SDI at an entry-level price point. This complete, plug-and-play 4K fiber transport comes in a single box and is therefore ideally placed for facilities requiring simple 4K transmission. It is available in two stand-alone versions: Repeat8-NANO 4IN features four SDI inputs and four fiber SFP outputs (electrical to optical conversion); Repeat8-NANO 4OUT features four SDI outputs and four fiber SFP inputs (optical to electrical conversion).

Both devices can be connected with a quad or duplex fiber, creating robust and cost-efficient four-channel point-to-point transport. Each device can also be connected to the Route66 for remote routing of the video I/O.

Simon Browne, Vice President of Product Management, Clear-Com, commented, “With the integration of digital intercom and routable video over very low latency fiber connections, remotes and venue operations have not only become easier to distribute but also much smaller and lighter. The use of fiber also makes it plug-and-play with deterministic latencies and quality.”

The Repeat48 Series media converter comes in a 1RU form factor, offering similar features to the Repeat8-NANO, but with either 12 or 24 channels. Repeat48 is available with or without a built-in WDM module. There is also a custom version offering additional hardware features.

The Route66 Series is a group of fiber interfaces that routes multiple professional video with digital audio signals, such as SD/HD/3G-SDI over the same optical fiber. The panels have a 40×40 optical MUX and router for up to 24 BNC-SDI 3G/HD/SD video ports, up to 20 duplex or 36 simplex protocol-independent LC fiber ports.

These audio and video network solutions, as well as Clear-Com’s intercom solutions, will be on display in Clear-Com’s booth N332, Hall B, Level 3 at NAB NY 2017, which runs from October 18-20 at the Jacob J Javits Convention Center, New York.