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Apantac debuts miniature SDI to fiber extenders
Apantac is adding to its MAZAMA series of fiber extenders with a new SDI to fiber extender/receiver set. The SDI to fiber extension set includes an SDI to fiber transmitter and receiver for transmitting multirate SDI up to 18mi (30km) over fiber using a single-mode or multimode fiber-optic cable with ST connectors.
It is a miniature-style extension that supports all SDI formats up to 3G including SMPTE-424M (3G-SDI), SMPTE-292M (HD-SDI) and SMPTE-259M (SD-SDI) protocols.
To prevent signal loss, input signals are equalized and ouputs reclocked to 120m for 3G-SDI and 140m for HD-SDI.