Fiber Optic Receiver for Video, Audio, and RS-232
Key Features
  • Accepts fiber optic signals from a FOX Series AV transmitter and provides standard definition video, stereo audio, and RS-232 control signals
  • Provides component video, S-video, and composite video signals
  • All-digital technology provides pixel-for-pixel performance
  • Picture and audio adjustments
  • Internal transcoding with selectable output format
  • Daisy-chain capability
The Extron FOX Rx AV
Model Version Description Part #
 FOX Rx AV MM Multimode - Receiver 60-941-21
 FOX Rx AV SM Singlemode - Receiver 60-941-22

The Extron FOX Rx AV Fiber Optic Receiver enables 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 FOX Rx AV includes many integrator-friendly features such as picture and audio adjustments, RS-232 control, and real-time system monitoring.

The FOX Rx AV is part of the extensive FOX Series of fiber optic products from Extron and is compatible with FOX Tx AV and PowerCage™ FOX Tx AV transmitters. 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 receiver 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 Rx AV features industry standard LC-type connectivity.

The FOX Rx AV is available in two versions, multimode and singlemode. The FOX Rx AV MM supports multimode fiber at 850 nm, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances. The FOX Rx 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 Rx AV receiver features video format conversion for component video, S-video, or composite video output. Several receivers may be daisy-chained to support applications with displays at multiple locations.

The FOX Rx AV and its corresponding transmitter 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 receiver is housed in a compact 1U, quarter rack width enclosure for convenient installation in many environments.