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 SM Singlemode, Qty. 1 60-901-01
FOX 3G HD-SDI P SM Singlemode, Pathological Comp., Qty. 1 60-1056-02

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.

Features

Note: Two FOX 3G HD-SDI units are required to establish a link for sending and receiving 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SDI signals. The FOX 3G HD-SDI is not compatible with the FOX II AEX 108 and PowerCage FOX II AEX 104 Audio Extractors, or FOXBOX Fiber Optic Extenders.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
  MBD 129 Through-Desk Mount Kit for 1/4 or 1/2 Rack Width, Two-Piece Enclosures
  MBU 125 Low-Profile Mount Kit for 1/4 and 1/2 Rack Width, Two-Piece Enclosures
  RSB 123 Basic Rack Shelf for 3.5" Deep Products
  RSF 123 Rack Shelf Kit for 3.5" Deep Products
  RFF Series Basic Rack False Faceplate Kits
  2LC OM4 MM P LC to LC Laser-Optimized Multimode Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies - Plenum
  2LC SM P LC to LC Bend-Insensitive Singlemode Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies - Plenum
RELATED PRODUCTS
  FOX Matrix 3200 Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher from 8x8 to 32x32
  FOX Matrix 7200 Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher from 8x8 to 72x72
  FOX Matrix 14400 Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher from 16x16 to 144x144
  FOX Matrix 320x Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher from 16x16 to 320x320

Specifications

FOX 3G HD-SDI
 NOTE     The FOX 3G HD-SDI is a transceiver that can function as a transmitter and/or as a receiver. Two units are required for a transmitter-receiver system with one fiber optic cable linking the two units. The FOX 3G HD-SDI is available in singlemode or multimode versions.
 NOTE     These transceivers are class 1 laser products. They meet the safety regulations of IEC-60825.
 NOTE     The FOX 3G HD-SDI P SM transceivers offer immunity to "pathological" signals, including test patterns defined by SMPTE Recommended Practice (RP) 178 and SMPTE RP 198 for SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI.
 NOTE     FOX 3G HD-SDI P SM transceivers are immune to pathological signals only when P model units are used in the transmitter, receiver, or Fiber Matrix Switcher boards. If the signal is routed through a matrix switcher without P model I/O boards, a FOX DA8, or a FOX SW8, the system does not provide immunity.
Optical fiber interconnection between transmitter and receiver
   Number/type 1 fiber optic
    NOTE     Only one fiber is required to transmit video and embedded audio and unidirectional data.
   Connectors 1 LC connector
   Operating distance 
      Singlemode 30 km (18.75 miles) with singlemode (SM) cables with an SM unit
      Multimode 500 m (1640') with 62.5 µm OM1 multimode (MM) cables with an MM unit
1 km (3280') with 50 µm OM2 multimode (MM) cables with an MM unit
2 km (6561') with 50 µm OM3/OM4 2000 MHz bandwidth laser optimized multimode (MM) cables with an MM unit
    NOTE     Operating distance is approximate. These are typical maximum distances that may vary depending on factors such as fiber type, fiber bandwidth, connector splicing, losses, modal or chromatic dispersion, environmental factors, and kinks.
   Nominal peak wavelength 850 nm for MM units; 1310 nm for SM units
   Transmission power 
      Singlemode -5 dBm, typical
      Multimode -5 dBm, typical
   Maximum receiver sensitivity 
      Singlemode -18 dBm, typical
      Multimode -12 dBm, typical
   Optical loss budget 
      Singlemode 13 dB, maximum
      Multimode 7 dB, maximum
Video
   Signal type HD-SDI, SDI, and 3G-SDI digital video signals
   Gain Unity
   Resolution 8 or 10 bits, automatic
   Data rates 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps, 2.970 Gbps
   Operation standards 
      All models SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, ITU-R BT.601, ITU-R BT.1120
      FOX 3G HD-SDI P SMPTE 297-2006, SMPTE RP 178, SMPTE RP 198
   Auto data rate lock Yes
Video input — transmitter
   Number/signal type 1 single link SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI digital component video
   Connectors 1 female BNC
   Data rates 19 Mbps to 2.97 Gbps
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.5 V to 1 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss ≥15 dB @ 5 MHz to 1.5 GHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 5 V
   Input coupling AC
   Input cable equalization Automatic for up to -30 dB of cable loss
      3G-SDI 60 m (200') using Extron RG6 cable
45 m (150') using Extron RG59 cable
      HD-SDI 120 m (400') using Extron RG6 cable
90 m (300') using Extron RG59 cable
      SDI 150 m (500') using Extron RG6 cable
120 m (400') using Extron RG59 cable
Video output — receiver
   Number/signal type 2 single link SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI digital component video
   Connectors 2 female BNC
   Re-clocking Automatic for 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps, 2.97 Gbps, or bypassed for unrecognized rates
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.5 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss >25 dB @ 100 MHz
   DC offset ±5 mV with input at 0 offset
General
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 0.5 A, 6 watts
   Power input requirements 12 VDC, 0.3 A
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, no vents
   Mounting 
      Rack mount Yes, with optional rack shelf kit
      Furniture mount Yes with optional through-desk or under-desk mounting kit
      Pole mount Yes, with optional pole mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.0" H x 4.3" W x 3.0" D (quarter rack wide)
(2.5 cm H x 10.9 cm W x 7.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 0.5 lb (0.3 kg) per each unit
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(4511-D14)
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-900-01 2.5" (6.4 cm) 8.75" (22.2 cm) 12.31" (31.3 cm) 2.1 lbs (0.95 kg)
    60-901-01 2.5" (6.4 cm) 8.75" (22.2 cm) 12.31" (31.3 cm) 2.09 lbs (0.95 kg)
    60-1056-02 3.0" (7.6 cm) 7.5" (19.1 cm) 10.5" (26.7 cm) 1.8 lbs (0.82 kg)

Diagram


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