Extron Premieres Fiber Optic Extender for Multi-Rate SDI

  • Public relations contact:
  • Joe da Silva, Director of Product Marketing
  • Extron Electronics
  • E-mail: pr@extron.com
Anaheim, California (June 19, 2007) - Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the FOX HD-SDI, a Fiber Optic Extender that enables long haul transmission of multi-rate SDI video, with embedded audio and metadata, over a single fiber. It uses Extron's exclusive zero compression, all digital technology to transmit multi-rate SDI signals at rates up to 2.97 Gbps, including SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI. The FOX HD-SDI can function as a transmitter and a receiver in various user-configurable modes, and is ideally suited for use in digital signage, broadcast and production, rental and staging, and medical applications. Two models are available, one which supports multimode fiber at 850 nm for short-range applications, and the other for singlemode as well as multimode fiber at 1310 nm to support very long-range transmissions.

"The FOX HD-SDI gives integrators the ability to use new or existing fiber resources to extend multi-rate SDI signals very long distances," says Lee Dodson, Vice President of Marketing for Extron. "This includes end-to-end SDI signal transmission, and also various applications such as sending the signal from an SDI source to several, distant locations."

To optimize SDI signal transmission to and from the FOX HD-SDI, input signals are automatically equalized, and output signals are reclocked. The FOX HD-SDI automatically recognizes and transmits SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI signals, and is compliant with SMPTE 259M, 292M, 424M, and ITU digital video standards. Because the FOX HD-SDI is a transceiver, multi-rate SDI signals can be simultaneously transmitted and received between a pair of FOX HD-SDI units. It is also configurable as a dedicated transmitter with outputs for previewing on a local monitor, and as a dedicated receiver with the capability to daisy-chain multiple units for supporting displays at multiple locations. Housed in a 1" high, quarter rack width enclosure, the FOX HD-SDI can be conveniently installed in various locations. For pricing and availability, contact an Extron Customer Support Representative at 800.633.9876 (inside USA/Canada only).

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