04.12.2007 11:43 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Stratos Optical Technologies to unveil new converter rack at NAB

Stratos Optical Technologies will be showcasing the latest evolution of its digital Video Media Converter Rack (VMCR) product line at NAB2007 in Las Vegas.

Stratos has developed a new family of digital video optical multiplexing/transport racks that allow customers to preconfigure 16 unidirectional or eight bidirectional channels in a single 19in, 1RU package. For users, the studio-facing connectivity is a traditional 75ohm coaxial BNC port. Behind that is an array of media converters that feed optical signal into a CWDM that outputs all the signals from the studio-facing side to a single transmit and receive optical pair.

As purchased, the VMCR-CWDM package enables users to simply plug a BNC-terminated coax video signal line into one rack and mate to the appropriate coax port in another, using fiber as the transport media. This solution allows multiple signals over a single fiber pair, enables distance for the application, and offers weight savings versus coax cable.

For more information, contact www.stratosintl.com.

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