Super Bowl Uses Multidyne Fiber for HD Transport

HD fiber links from Multidyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems were used to transport hi-def video for the halftime show during Super Bowl XLII, the company announced this week.

Fox Sports required transport of HD-SDI signals via fiber during the halftime production trucks and Fox Network trucks. The on-air and HD camera feeds of the halftime show were sent via the MultiDyne HD-1500 HD-SDI fiber link, as well as the signals from the halftime production truck back into the stadium. HD-1500 untes were also used to light up the halftime LED Curtains and the House Jumbotrons in the stadium. CP Communications, Multidyne’s integration and event rental partner, supplied the HD-1500 links.

The HD-1500 series of 5 Mbps to 1.485 Gbps Serial Digital Video Fiber Optic Transport Link supports the following standards:

  • SMPTE 292M 1.485 Gbps;
  • SMPTE 259NM with operation from 143 Mbps-360 Mbps;
  • SMPTE 310M 19.4 Mbps;
  • M2S or DVB-ASI 270 Mbps;
  • SMPTE 344M 540 Mbps;
  • SMPTE 305M SDTi rates

The systems will transparently pass any embedded audio and data. Audio and data must be embedded and extracted separately. The HD-1500 series is available in compact standalone and rackmount packages, targeting field remotes, sporting events ENG.SNG, production and in-plant digital distribution.