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Telecast simplifies university’s media operations


Students and faculty at Mikkeli Polytechnic University’s new media building will work on productions of ice hockey games, classical music performances and rally driving races.

Telecast recently helped a university based in Finland cut its infrastructure costs by simplifying the fiber optic component of its infrastructure.

The company recently helped Mikkeli Polytechnic University install a new media building with a fiber optic infrastructure that utilizes Telecast's Teleport technology to reduce what ordinarily would require 11 fibers to only two. The installation, which also includes multiple CopperHead, Viper, Adder and Rattler systems from Telecast, was completed in the fall of 2005 and has been used for fiber-based outside productions of ice hockey games, classical music performances and rally driving races.

Teleport uses CWDM technology to provide easy high-bandwidth multiplexing for as many as eight digital signals totaling up to 20Gbit per second in each direction on two single-mode fibers. Because any transport device in the 1300nm and 1550nm wavelength windows can be plugged into any channel of the Teleport, it eliminates the need for wavelength-specific devices. Teleport works by assigning each incoming signal to a specific CWDM wavelength. On the receive end, the signals are optically de-multiplexed and distributed to their corresponding receivers. This re-amplification of the optical signal ensures that broadcasters receive a new optical budget at the Teleport, allowing many different signal topographies.

For more information, visit www.telecast-fiber.com/products/copperhead/overview.shtml, www.telecast-fiber.com/products/viper/overview.shtml, www.telecast-fiber.com/products/adder/overview.shtml or www.telecast-fiber.com/products/other/rattler.shtml.

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