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01.16.2004
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Multidyne releases the HYDRA-8000

The HYDRA-8000 Series from Multidyne transports up to 32 video and 128 audio channels in 1 RU with a maximum of more than 768 channels using one tactical cable.

The system is available with WDM and CWDM technology with each wavelength supporting up to 8 video and 32 audio channels. Tactical fiber cables are available with 4, 8 or 12 fibers with Hermaphroditic or TFOCA II connectors. The system is 100 percent digital, high density and modular in design for complete versatility and expansion.



The system is available with WDM and CWDM technology with each wavelength supporting up to 8 video and 32 audio channels.

The transmitter and receiver units are connected with the military approved tactical fiber optic cable system, TAC-2000. The system consists of a ruggedized field unit, which is water resistant and fully configurable. The other end of the system is also fully configurable and rack-mountable in one, two or three rack units depending on the features. The TAC-2000 is available in 4, 8 and 12 fiber optic cable configurations.

The HYDRA-8000 Video and Fiber Optic Transport is designed to exceed RS250C Short-haul and Broadcast Specifications. The video Signal to Noise ratio is greater than 75 dB and a Signal to Quantizing Noise ratio of greater than 71 dB. The video bandwidth of 8 MHz supports NTSC, PAL, SECAM and video with diplexed audio carriers at 4.5 MHz, 5.8 MHz and 6.4 MHz. The Differential Gain and Phase is less than 0.3 percent and 0.3 degree.

The HYDRA-8000 supports 24 bit stereo audio flat from 20 to 20K Hz with S/N greater than 90 dB and THD less than 0.05 percent. The system supports 110/220 VAC, 12 VDC and 48 VDC.

For more information visit www.multidyne.com.

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