Lynx Technik Launches 8K SDI Fiber Converter

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WEITERSTADT, Germany—Lynx Technik is rolling out its new 8K SDI to fiber and fiber to 8K SDI converter that works with its Series 500 product line of rack and card-based modular interfaces.

The 8K SDI <> Fiber Converter is a DVD 5480 HO module that supports video formats up to 8K SDI and features both a fiber and electrical interface. The module transports and converts up to 8K SDI over optical fiber cable and vice versa. Operating as a 12G-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier, it carries 4K video on a single cable and works with any SDI video signal up to 12G for 4K applications.

This new Series 5000 card also enables single-link 12G SDI signals to be converted to quad-link 3G-SDI and vice versa. It also supports 6G to/from quad-link 1.5G conversions. With the new converter, users can convert UHD signals between quad-link 3G and single-link 12G-SDI.

Lynx Technik says that the cards are suitable for a variety of applications and can operate in four different modes.

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