Multidyne HD-3000 Offers Fiber-Link Options

MultiDyne’s new HD–3000 Series of Serial Digital Video Fiber-Optic Transport Links are designed to handle between 5 and nearly 3 Gbps of traffic while also supporting the 1080p 3-Gbps HD format.

Multidyne says the HD–3000 line will provide an economical solution for the fiber-optic transport and distribution of virtually any digital signal from 5 Mbps to 3 Gbps, reducing risk for new formats in the foreseeable future. The supported standards include SMPTE 424M 3G–SDI, SMPTE 292M 1.485 Gbps, SMPTE 259M with operation from 143 Mbps to 360 Mbps, SMPTE 310M 19.4 Mbps, M2S or DVB–ASI 270 Mbps, SMPTE 344M 540 Mbps, and SMPTE 305M SDTi rates.

The systems will transparently pass any embedded audio and data. The audio and data must be embedded and extracted separately.

The HD–3000 Series of products are available in compact standalone and rack–mount packages, making them suitable for such applications as field remotes, sporting events, ENG/SNG, production, and in–plant signal distribution. The power requirements are 110 and 220 VAC with a wall–mount power supply or 5 to 16 VDC with an external battery.

The compact unit can distribute 5 Mbps-3 Gbps up to 15 kilometers over single-mode or up to 300 meters over multimode fiber-optic cables.