MultiDyne expands its LightBrix range of fiber transport products
At the 2017 NAB Show, MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will expand its LightBrix range of fiber transport products with the new VB-3600 Series. Now shipping, the VB-3600 Series provides broadcasters and content producers with eight throwdown or mountable options to serve a diversity of signal configurations, including 12G, 4K and 1080p video; and embedded audio, Ethernet and control.
With its architecture (7.25×5.75×1.75 inches), the VB-3600 Series is built for users that need a lightweight throwdown system that is convenient to move around in the field; or an unassuming system for simple mounting to a tripod or a wall. Suitable as a signal extender from a camera to a truck, studio or video display, each unit meets specific connectivity needs across video, audio and data, including 12G single-link and 4K quad-link.
At the top of the new VB-3600 range, the VB-3607 provides a solution for transmission of 4K video or four 1080p, HD, SD and/or ASI signal paths over one single-mode fiber-optic cable. It is also capable of handling SDI rates from 5Mb/s all the way up to 3Gb/s (1080p) uncompressed.
New series are interoperable with MultiDyne’s modular OG-3600 Series
Although the VB-3600 Series offers set configurations, MultiDyne can deliver a standard build of any signal count and combination. The VB-3600 allows any combination of cards, and facilitates any combination of signals. Also, all VB-3600 units include mounts for battery power. Signal density is amplified when the field unit communicates with MultiDyne’s OG-3600 Series, which represents a series of eight modules compatible with openGear solutions.
“You can imagine a mobile production truck or temporary studio built for a special event, each of which are challenged with managing multiple signals through an infrastructure that is already very diverse,” introduces Frank Jachetta, president, MultiDyne. “While the VB-3600 offers a compact receive solution, our customers can further slimdown their infrastructure by leveraging the OG-3600 modules. Above all, it’s the industry’s broadest portfolio and highest signal density across complementary send and receive units,” he concludes.
Each VB-3600 Series throwdown corresponds with the signal density and connectivity features of either a common VB-3600 throwdown or a specific OG-3600 Series module. Broadcast engineers and production personnel can establish communication between each device upon connection, with no additional configuration work required.