Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
MultiDyne develops optical extender for audio IFB
MultiDyne is introducing Fiber-Comms, a four-wire optical extender designed for intercom lines to the European market at IBC 2009 (stand 2.A54). This fiber-optic extender seamlessly transports from one to eight intercom or IFB channels and can also transport control and signaling data.
Addressing the three key areas sought after by professionals in the A/V and broadcast industries, Fiber-Comms allows for greater data transport, over a lighter fiber cable and for a longer distance. When used in conjunction with the MultiDyne COMMS-2000 two-wire to four-wire converter, Fiber-Comms can extend a two-wire system. It is also a cost-effective integrated component for the LiGHTBoX portable fiber-optic transport system.
The Fiber-Comms four-wire extender handles 24-bit audio flat from 20kHz to 20kHz, a key feature that does not color the audio. It also has an S/N greater than 90dB and a THD less than 0.05 percent. An optical budget of up to 24dB for single-mode further enhances the product’s audio capabilities. An optional eight separate intercom channels can also be used.
Fiber-Comms includes an XLR cable with a four-wire XLR input and output and is available in portable and rack-mount configurations.