Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Claratech to unveil fiber-optic transmission products
At the upcoming NAB2007 convention in April, (Booth# SU9307), UK-based Claratech will display and demonstrate examples of its modular video and audio fiber-optic products. These include the CTP2100 multichannel HD/SD video interface and CTP1000 audio and data fiber multiplexer. Designed for a wide range of applications including studio installations, fixed links and outside broadcasting, they offer a highly efficient alternative to bulky and interference-prone copper cabling.
The Claratech CTP2100 video interface features up to eight SD/HD optical receivers or transmitters in a 1RU box. It includes automatic rate detection, cable length equalization and reclocked outputs. Each module provides multiple SDI outputs on BNC connectors. The unit also offers four 2 x 2 routers to allow functions such as routing and fiber protection switching. A built-in Web server alleviates the need for special software.
The serial data channels each support up to 384kb/s on RS422 or RS485. Multiple CTP1000 units can be cascaded to increase capacity.
For more information, visit www.claratech.com.