CHATSWORTH, CAMRV Communications, Inc. has announced the SFP family of digital video fiber optic transceivers that allows transport of uncompressed high-definition (HD) video over standard fiber optic networks.
The digital video SFP family enables post-production facilities and rich-media studios to transport HD-SDI video over dark fiber using networking gear from any vendor that supports the small form factor pluggable (SFP) standard.
In customer tests, MRV Digital Video SFPs were used to transmit uncompressed SDI and HD-SDI between Sony HDW-F500 (HDCam) and Panasonic HD3700H (D5) tape deck pairs over 21 kilometers of single-mode dark fiber. The benefit is both flawless fidelity and a dramatic cost savings for HD video distribution from both lower network building, transmission infrastructure costs and from a reduced need for HD decks that used to shuttle tapes between locations.
Each MRV Digital Video SFP has a coaxial cable connector that takes a Digital Video feed from a camera or production system, and feeds it into an SFP-based system that converts the sight into a fiber optic signal. The MRV's SFPs are available for the DVB-ASI (270 Mbits/s) standard, the SDI (270 Mbits/s) standard, and both the PAL/SECAM (1.485 Gbits/s) and NTSC (1.4835 Gbits/s) standards of HD-SDI. Power consumption is specified at 1.5 W.
The digital video SFPs, ordering code MRV-OP-SDISFP, are available now through MRV distribution channels. Click here for the data sheet.
MRV Communications, Inc,
+1 (818) 773-0900, www.mrv.com