FOX News chooses MultiDyne HD fiber links

July 14, 2008

FOX News, based in New York, has purchased 50 MultiDyne HD-1500 HD-SDI fiber links for its 24/7 ENG operations.

The HD-1500 series — operating from 5Mb/s to 1.485Gb/s — is a serial digital video fiber-optic transport link that provides an economical solution for the transport and distribution of virtually any digital signal. Supported standards include SMPTE 292M 1.485Gb/s, SMPTE 259M, with operation from 143Mb/s to 360Mbps, SMPTE 310M 19.4Mb/s, M2S or DVB-ASI 270Mb/s, SMPTE 344M 540Mb/s and SMPTE 305M SDTi rates. The systems will transparently pass any embedded audio and data; audio and data must be embedded and extracted separately.

The HD-1500 series is available in standalone and rack-mount versions, making it ideal for field remotes, sporting events, ENG/SNG, production and in-plant signal distribution. The compact unit also facilitates distribution of digital signals up to 12.5mi over single mode fiber cabling or roughly a mile over multimode fiber.

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