FOX News acquires fiber transport links

FOX News in New York City has acquired 50 MultiDyne HD-1500 HD-SDI fiber links for HD fiber transport.

The links will help FOX News meet its changing broadcast requirements for HD. FOX News announced in May that it had begun offering an HD version to Time Warner customers in select regions. Last fall, FOX also rolled out the FOX Business Channel in HD.

The MultiDyne HD-1500 provides looping, equalized, reclocked inputs and dual outputs. The product provides for fiber-optic transport and distribution of nearly any digital signal of 5Mb/s-1.5Gb/s. Supported standards include SMPTE 292M 1.485Gb/s, SMPTE 259M with operation of 143Mb/s-360Mb/s, SMPTE 310M 19.4Mb/s, M2S or DVB-ASI 270Mb/s, SMPTE 344M 540Mb/s and SMPTE 305M SDTi rates. The systems will transparently pass any embedded audio and data. Audio and data must be embedded and extracted separately.

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