03.27.2006 02:24 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Finland's Mikpoli uses Telecast Teleport to build Fiber infrastructure

Telecast's Teleport technology to distribute signals, will help Mikpol reduce its cabling requirements, going from what ordinarily would require 11 fibers to only two.
Telecast Fiber Systems announced that Finland's Mikkeli Polytechnic University, or Mikpoli, has installed a new media building with a fiber optic infrastructure that utilizes its Teleport technology to reduce what ordinarily would require 11 fibers to only two.

The installation, which also includes multiple CopperHead, Viper, Adder, and Rattler systems from Telecast, is being used for fiber-based outside productions of ice hockey games, classical music performances, and rally driving races.

Teleport uses CWDM technology to provide high-bandwidth multiplexing for as many as eight digital signals totaling up to 20Gb/s in each direction on two single-mode fibers. Because any transport device in the 1300nm and 1550nm wavelength windows can be plugged into any channel of the Teleport, it eliminates the need for wavelength-specific devices.

Teleport works by assigning each incoming signal to a specific CWDM wavelength. On the receive end, the signals are optically de-multiplexed and distributed to their corresponding receivers. This re-amplification of the optical signal ensures that broadcasters receive a new optical budget at the Teleport, allowing many different signal topographies.

Mikpoli's fiber infrastructure called for the ability to transmit multiple video, audio, intercom, and data channels from any location on campus, including classrooms and the auditorium, to the studio in its new media building via Vipers. A second system provides support for three CopperHead-equipped Hitachi Z-3000 digital camcorders, 64 audio tie lines, and six channels of intercom through an Adder 322, all on two fibers via the Teleports.

For more information, visit www.telecast-fiber.com.

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