FOX 3G HD-SDI

Fiber Optic Extender for 3G-SDI
Key Features
  • Extends 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI signals very long distances over a single fiber
  • Input equalization and reclocking on buffered outputs
  • Immunity to pathological signal patterns - FOX 3G HD-SDI P SM
  • Dual buffered outputs
  • Daisy-chain capability
  • Real-time status LED indicators for troubleshooting and monitoring
The Extron FOX 3G HD-SDI
Model Version Description Part #
 FOX 3G HD-SDI MM Multimode, Qty. 1 60-900-01
 FOX 3G HD-SDI P SM Singlemode, Pathological Comp., Qty. 1 60-1056-02
 FOX 3G HD-SDI SM Singlemode, Qty. 1 60-901-01 Retired

The Extron FOX 3G HD-SDI Fiber Optic Extender enables long haul transmission of 3G-SDI video, with embedded audio and metadata, over a single fiber. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, it uses Extron all-digital technology to transmit signals up to 2.97 Gbps including 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI. To optimize SDI signal transmission to and from the FOX 3G HD-SDI, input signals are automatically equalized and output signals are reclocked. The FOX 3G HD-SDI can function as a transmitter and a receiver in various user-configurable modes. It is ideally suited for use in digital signage, broadcast and production, rental and staging, and medical applications.

The FOX 3G HD-SDI is part of the extensive FOX Series of fiber optic products from Extron. 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 FOX 3G HD-SDI is designed for long distance transmission of high resolution 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 3G HD-SDI features industry standard LC-type connectivity.

The FOX 3G HD-SDI MM supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances up to 2 km (1.25 miles). The FOX 3G HD-SDI 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, and for connecting over very long distances between facilities such as university campuses.

The FOX 3G HD-SDI P SM complies with SMPTE 297-2006 and adds immunity to pathological signals, including test patterns defined by SMPTE RP 178 and RP 198 for 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI. The immunity to pathological signals enables the FOX 3G HD-SDI P SM to successfully transmit and receive pathological signals without degrading the performance of the optical transmission.

The FOX 3G HD-SDI automatically recognizes and transmits 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI signals, and is compliant with SMPTE 259M, 292M, 424M, and ITU digital video standards. Because the FOX 3G HD-SDI is a transceiver, signals can be simultaneously transmitted and received between a pair of FOX 3G 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 3G HD-SDI can be conveniently installed in various discreet locations.