New 12Gb/s models of popular camera-back transceivers and optical multiplexers increase bandwidth, simplify infrastructures, and enhance connection flexibility
Hauppauge, NY, April 14, 2017 — Bolstering its already-extensive support for 4K field and studio productions, MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will showcase new products at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show (Booth C5109) that bring the elegant simplicity of 12Gb/s connectivity to the company’s renowned fiber transport systems. New SilverBack-12G models add 12Gb/s support to the popular SilverBack family of camera-mounted transceivers, while FiberSaver-12G optical remapper/multiplexers enable as many as 36 signals of up to 12Gb/s each to be transported over just two fibers.
4K production equipment has most commonly featured quad-link connectivity, comprising four separate 3Gb/s signals for each 4K feed. Increasing adoption of 12G-SDI interfaces enables 4K video to be transported over a single connection, simplifying infrastructures, reducing cabling requirements and speeding equipment setup and strike. The addition of 12G support to MultiDyne’s fiber solutions delivers these benefits, while giving users denser signal capacity, greater connection flexibility and stronger compatibility with the growing array of 12G-enabled cameras and production gear.
“12G is reaching a tipping point,” said Frank Jachetta, President, MultiDyne. “Many people have embraced it, but it’s not yet ubiquitous. Our new 12G capabilities augment our existing capabilities, enabling our customers to take advantage of the new benefits with 12Gb/s equipment, but ensuring compatibility with any existing quad-link 4K or HD gear they’re usingtoday.”
SilverBack-12G brings this flexibility and simplicity to the SilverBack line of camera-mounted fiber solutions. Providing a full-bandwidth fiber optic link between any camera and a production truck or control room, SilverBack-12G puts all of the signals needed for multi-camera production – including 12Gb/s, 3Gb/s or 1.5Gb/s video, audio, intercom, camera control,tally, data and more – onto a single tactical or SMPTE hybrid fiber cable for robust connectivity even across long distances.
The new SilverBack-12G series incorporates all of the features of earlier SilverBack models, including operator-friendly ergonomics and full-sized BNC connectors for easy interfacing. The new 12Gb/s support will also be available as an optional upgrade for existing SilverBack units, protecting and enhancing users’ investments.
“By combining SilverBack’s existing capabilities with 12Gb/s support, SilverBack-12G provides exceptional versatility, particularly in dynamic environments where users may work with a wide range of equipment,” said Jachetta. “If you’re using a 12G camera one day and a quad-link camera the next, or even duel 6G, no problem – just plug them in. And we’re thrilled to offer 12G as an upgrade option for our existing SilverBack users, as we’re always striving to ensure our customers get maximum long-term value from our products.”
MultiDyne will also demonstrate the now-shipping FiberSaver-12G series, bringing 12Gb/s support to the FiberSaver product line. First previewed at IBC 2016, the 1RU FiberSaver-12G rackmount model accepts up to 36 optical signals for transport over two fibers, while five-inch-square portable models offer six or 12 channels.
In addition to 12Gb/s signals, FiberSaver-12G units are also compatible with 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s inputs for maximum flexibility. Able to transport any optical, digital signal regardless of content or format, FiberSaver-12G can put up to 18 signals on each fiber without the need to manage wavelengths, letting mobile truck operators and facility managers easily scale video and audio capacity without the cost and effort of deploying additional fiber cabling.
With over 40 years of experience serving the Broadcasters and video production communities worldwide, MultiDyne Fiber Optic Systems leads the industry in developing pioneering signal conversion and fiber-optic-based transport systems for the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, pro A/V, corporate, retail, surveillance, teleconferencing, judicial arraignment, transportation, government, military, and healthcare markets.
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