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MultiDyne Introduces SMPTE-HUT Transceiver for Grass Valley Cameras

April 16th, 2015 Posted in News Roundup By SVG Staff

MultiDyne Video & Fiber-Optic Systems (Booth C7920) has expanded its line of SMPTE-HUT universal transceivers with the development of MultiDyne GV HUT, designed specifically to work with Grass Valley HD and 4K cameras.

The MultiDyne GV HUT camera transceiver works exclusively with all Grass Valley HD and 4K cameras and base stations.

The MultiDyne GV HUT camera transceiver works exclusively with all Grass Valley HD and 4K cameras and base stations.

As the smallest and most compact HUT unit that MultiDyne has ever built, the MultiDyne GV HUT significantly extends signal-distribution distances over fiber compared with what is possible with traditional hybrid cable. It’s suited for remote broadcasting, sports, shared control rooms, campus facilities, arenas, and stadiums.

The new device is similar to the SMPTE-HUT transceiver in that it not only achieves transmission distances impossible over hybrid copper/fiber cables but also benefits from the absence of RF, EMI, and grounding issues; faster set and strike times; and lighter OB vans, B units, and cable shipments.

The plug-and-play solution can be used both as a passive, unpowered system where local power must be supplied to the camera head or as a powered system where the camera-end device actually powers the camera head over 1,000 meters of 14-mm SMPTE hybrid cable. With either powering scheme, a small adapter at the CCU end accepts the hybrid cable from the CCU.

“The new MultiDyne GV HUT is a product that our customers using Grass Valley cameras have been asking for, and we’ve now delivered a solution that’s smaller and lighter than our existing SMPTE-HUT transceiver,” says MultiDyne President Frank Jachetta. “We’ll continue to develop HUT units for other manufacturers’ cameras, such as Hitachi, Ikegami, Panasonic, and Sony.”

The MultiDyne GV HUT will be available in the third quarter and comes with a full seven-year warranty.