FOX Tx AV

Fiber Optic Transmitter for Video, Audio, and RS-232
Key Features
  • Transmits standard definition video, stereo audio, and RS-232 control signals very long distances over a single fiber
  • Accepts component video, S-video, and composite video signals
  • All-digital technology provides pixel-for-pixel performance
  • Auto Input Format Detection
  • Available as an 850 nm multimode model for moderate-range transmissions up to 2 km (1.25 miles) and a 1310 nm singlemode model for extreme distances up to 30 km (18.75 miles)
  • RS-232 control
The Extron FOX Tx AV
Model Version Description Part #
 FOX Tx AV MM Multimode - Transmitter 60-941-11
 FOX Tx AV SM Singlemode - Transmitter 60-941-12

The Extron FOX Tx AV Fiber Optic Transmitter provides long haul transmission of standard definition video, audio, and RS-232 control signals over a single fiber. Engineered for reliability and exceptional video performance, it uses Extron all-digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of video signals including component video, S-video, and composite video. Designed specifically for AV systems, the transmitter includes many integrator-friendly features such as auto input format detection, RS-232 control, audio gain and attenuation, and real-time system monitoring.

The FOX Tx AV is part of the extensive FOX Series of fiber optic products from Extron and is compatible with FOX Rx AV and PowerCage™ FOX Rx AV receivers. It can be used for simple point-to-point applications or in combination with FOX Series distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers to handle the most challenging AV system designs, from a simple conference room to an enterprise-wide fiber optic distribution system.

The transmitter is ideal for a wide range of applications requiring long distance transmission of video content with the highest quality. Because transmission of content is inherently secure and immune to outside interference, fiber applications are favored in government, military, and medical environments. The FOX Tx AV features industry standard LC-type connectivity.

The FOX Tx AV is available in two versions, multimode and singlemode. The FOX Tx AV MM supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances. The FOX Tx AV SM supports singlemode as well as multimode fiber at 1310 nm. Singlemode fiber offers long-range transmission capability over extreme distances of up to 30 km (18.75 miles). It is used in very large facilities such as airports and stadiums, as well as connecting over very long distances between facilities such as university campuses.

Offering convenient integration into AV systems, the FOX Tx AV transmitter accepts, digitizes, and transmits component video, S-video, or composite video signals, along with unbalanced or balanced stereo audio and RS-232 control signals. With Auto Input Format Detection, the transmitter detects the incoming video signal format, and then automatically reconfigures itself to transmit the signal.

The FOX Tx AV and its corresponding receiver can be controlled and configured using the RS-232 port on the transmitter. With a second fiber link installed, functions for both units can be controlled at either location. Since the units are typically situated far apart, this capability adds considerable versatility, enabling verification of fiber link status between the units as well as the presence of video and audio input signals at the transmitter.

The FOX Tx AV transmitter is housed in compact 1U, quarter rack width enclosure for convenient installation in many environments.