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Emcore Adds 3G HD-SDI Module to Optiva Platform Product Line
10/9/2008

Optiva 3G HD-SDI Module
Emcore Corp. has added SMPTE 424M and 425M compliant 3 Gbps HD-SDI modules to the Optiva video transport product line.

Each Optiva OTP-1HDP module transmits two independent 3G video signals. With this signal density, up to 30 424M compliant video signals may be transmitted through a single 3 RU 19-inch chassis. In addition to full 1080p, 50/60 Hz SMPTE 424M compliant video, the SMPTE 292M and 259M, HD-SDI and SDI video broadcast formats are auto-detected and broadcast as well.

The OTP-1HDP is offered in a standard Optiva insert card form factor. These cards fit into the Optiva 1 RU and 3 RU 19-inch rackmount enclosures or standalone desktop enclosures. The 1 RU and 3 RU rackmount enclosures accommodate up to four and 16 insert cards, respectively. The desktop enclosures hold one, two or four cards. The insert cards are hot-swappable and can be used in any enclosure.

"Over the next several years, major broadcasters are expected to migrate both fixed production facilities and their mobile O/B facilities to 3G HD, preserving full 1080p throughout the entire production and post-production process", said Henok Tafese, director of business development of Emcore Broadband. "The desire to produce high-definition content at 12-bit color depths and to provide support for R'G'B' and 4:4:4:4 processing, is also driving these higher bandwidth requirements."

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