MRV Communications has announced a new family of digital video fiber optic transceivers that allow transport of uncompressed high-definition video over standard fiber-optic networks.
The new Digital Video SFP family enables post-production facilities and rich-media studios to transport HD-SDI video over dark fiber using networking gear from any vendor that supports the small form factor pluggable (SFP) standard. MRV’s Digital Video SFPs use an encoding algorithm based on the SMPTE EG-34 to transport SDI and HD-SDI data.
In customer tests, MRV Digital Video SFPs were used to transmit uncompressed SDI and HD-SDI between Sony HDW-F500 (HDCam) and Panasonic HD3700H (D5) tape deck pairs over 21 kilometers of single-mode dark fiber.
For intensive video networking needs, the Digital Video Transceiver can be used in MRV’s Media Cross Connect to create a video matrix router, allowing full-speed bi-directional video transmission between video sources and multiple editing stations. The Media Cross Connect video matrix router can be expanded from 32 ports to 288 ports and supports any video signals up to 4.25Gb/s, as well data and storage networking protocols.