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01.25.2010
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
MultiDyne offers SilverBULLET for 3G HD fiber links

MultiDyne, a provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport solutions, is now shipping its SilverBULLET Mini 3G HD/SDI fiber-optic link. This two-part transceiver/receiver is designed for the transmission of SDI and HD-SDI TV signals over a single-mode fiber-optic cable — at data rates from 5Mb/s to 3Gb/s.

At just 3in in length, the SilverBULLET is ideal for a wide variety of broadcast applications, including video production and editing, ENG with additional uses for sports teleproduction, field production, remote camera links, cross-campus production, pre-fibered venues and courtesy feeds.

The tiny transmitter and receiver modules are portable, lightweight solutions for remote productions. Utilizing LED indicators to digitally display critical system diagnostic information including the Power On, HD/SDI signal presence and Received Optical Power levels, the SilverBULLET eliminates the need for the weight of additional test equipment. With error-free pathological pattern operation, low system jitter and embedded audio support, it provides a typical link distance of up to 18.6 miles (30km).

The unit supports transmission across SMPTE 424M 2.97Gb/s, SMPTE 292M 1.485Gb/s and SMPTE 259M 270Mb/s standards regardless of format. The transmitter modules also include equalization for long lengths of coaxial cable, further easing the installation process as users can incorporate the SilverBULLET at any point in the HD/SDI chain. Built for high durability, it features an over-molded construction with a rugged “ST” simplex optical interface and 75 ohm BNC (male) simplex electrical interface.

It is compatible with any DC voltage from 5V to 16V with a four-pin XLR. The jack also provides for SNMP monitoring, a critical component to network management.



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