Stratos Optical Technologies will be showcasing the latest evolution of its digital Video Media Converter Rack (VMCR) product line at NAB2007 in Las Vegas.
Stratos has developed a new family of digital video optical multiplexing/transport racks that allow customers to preconfigure 16 unidirectional or eight bidirectional channels in a single 19in, 1RU package. For users, the studio-facing connectivity is a traditional 75ohm coaxial BNC port. Behind that is an array of media converters that feed optical signal into a CWDM that outputs all the signals from the studio-facing side to a single transmit and receive optical pair.
As purchased, the VMCR-CWDM package enables users to simply plug a BNC-terminated coax video signal line into one rack and mate to the appropriate coax port in another, using fiber as the transport media. This solution allows multiple signals over a single fiber pair, enables distance for the application, and offers weight savings versus coax cable.
For more information, contact www.stratosintl.com.