MultiDyne‘s HD-3000 3Gb/s Fiber Optic Transport Link Features Gennum Video Optical Module

Enables Broadcasters to Affordably Migrate to 1080p High-Definition Format

LOCUST VALLEY, NY - MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a leading provider of Fiber Optics for the transport of video and audio for broadcast & Pro A/V applications, today announced that its new HD-3000 3Gb/s fiber optic transport solution features the Gennum 3Gb/s video optical module.

The Gennum 3Gb/s video optical solution used in MultiDyne‘s HD-3000 Series 3Gb/s Serial Digital Video Fiber Optic Transport Link supports the new 1080p progressive 3Gb/s high-definition format, and enables the HD-3000 to ease the engineering and financial difficulties associated with the migration to digital and high-definition television.

“Customers want to ensure that their infrastructure is future proof and they insist on products that are 3Gb/s-ready,” said Bob McAlpine, vice president of global sales and business development. “Gennum‘s 3Gb/s optical components enable our fiber transport products to provide an economical migration solution for broadcasters.”

“In keeping with Gennum‘s strategy of providing complete solutions for the 3Gb/s SDI market, we were able to provide MultiDyne with a suite of components, which simplified their design process and ensured interoperability and full design support,” said Gary Beauchamp, senior vice president and general manager of Optical Products, Gennum Corporation. “By working together to leverage Gennum‘s expertise in SDI video transport, we were able to meet the needs of a long-time customer with a video optical module solution that was capable of supporting 3Gb/s.”

MultiDyne‘s HD-3000 series provides an economical solution for the fiber optic transport and distribution of virtually any digital signal from 5 Mb/s to 3 Gb/s. Available in compact stand-alone and rack-mount packages, the HD-3000 is ideal for applications including field remotes, sporting events, ENG/SNG, production and in-plant signal distribution.

About MultiDyne:

MultiDyne provides fiber optic transport systems for video, audio, SDI, HD-SDI, AES, ethernet, data, PTZ, RGB/VGA, DVI, HDMI, and CATV; optical multiplexing, CWDM; automatic protection switching; loss detectors with automatic switchover; test signal and character ID generators; video, audio and digital distribution amplifiers; cable equalizers; automatic gain AGCs; electrical and fiber optic routing switchers; tactical cable assemblies; XLR adapter panels as well as other television accessories. MultiDyne has been serving the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, pro-AV, corporate, retail, surveillance, teleconferencing, judicial arraignment, transportation, government and healthcare sectors for over 30 years. For more information, call MultiDyne at 1-800-488-8378 or 1-516-671-7278, visit our Web site at, or send an email to

About Gennum:

Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) designs innovative semiconductor solutions and intellectual

property (IP) cores for the world‘s most advanced consumer connectivity, enterprise, video

broadcast and data communications products. Leveraging the company‘s proven optical, analog

and mixed-signal products and IP, Gennum enables multimedia and data communications

products to send and receive information without compromising the signal integrity. An award winner for its technical advances in high definition (HD) broadcasting, Gennum is headquartered in Burlington, Canada, and has global design, research and development and sales offices in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Germany, United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.