Marshall Electronics offers first HD monitors with fiber-optic video input

Marshall Electronics, a manufacturer of LCD monitors for broadcast, studio, television and production, used IBC to announce its new HD monitors with direct fiber-optic video input. Marshall’s new MD (modular design) series of monitors integrate Telecast Fiber Systems’ TeleCube fiber-optic HD/SDI transmission input/output modules. These new fiber modules deliver a broad range of digital rates while maintaining high signal quality.

The new monitors include triple-rate 3Gb/s and HD-SDI support. For distances beyond 150m, fiber-optic signaling is required. To fulfill this need, Marshall looked to Telecast Fiber Systems, the company that developed fiber-optic video technology for television broadcast production.

The TeleCube Modular Media Interface (MMI) family of 3G fiber-optic transmitter and receiver modules includes lasers, detectors, EQ, and line drivers and receivers in a compact, integrated package. These easily accessible modules can be plugged into a common balanced 50 ohm footprint, radically simplifying one's choice of media and migration to 3Gb/s technology.

The MD series monitors with TeleCube fiber-optic modules will be available later this year in a variety of sizes and configurations.