02.06.2006 01:44 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Multidyne shows optical switching at VidTrans

At the recent SMPTE/VidTrans 2006 conference in Hollywood, Multidyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems showed several new solutions for distributing video signals.

Among the new solutions:

An 18-channel CWDM RGB/UXGA transport with RGB-5000 CWDM for point to multi-point switching. The RGB-5000 provides a total analog bandwidth of up to 500MHz, supporting loop-through HD15 XVGA inputs. Resolutions of up to 1600 x 1200 pixels is supported over a single optical fiber. It also supports RGB HV, RGsB, VGA, SVGA and UXGA, component and analog HDTV signals.

The system will also soon be available with 10-BaseT Ethernet, bi-directional data and RGB/UXGA support. A new daisy chain and Star capability for point to multi-point monitor configurations is also included.

Also on display was the EOS-4000 electro-optical switch. This versatile, non-blocking, transparent switch provides high-speed switching between ports with minimal effect on overall network latency. The EOS-4000 series is capable of switching digital signals up to 4.25Gb/s with any of its 144 ports, all in a compact 4U chassis.

All optical ports are hot-pluggable SFP transceivers. The GUI software allows user to build configurations by dragging and dropping ports. The system provides point-to-point, multiple loops, and multicast topologies simultaneously.

For more information, visit www.multidyne.com.

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