Telecast Fiber showcases Viper II
At NAB2006 Telecast Fiber Systems will showcase a new module set for the company’s popular Viper II fiber optic video/audio platform. Telecast’s new 5269 fiber optic serial digital video/audio module set offers the industry’s highest SDI transmission performance, along with dual AES audio for long-distance signal transport on just one wavelength.
“The Viper II 5269 set gives users the ability to support both SDI and AES
audio without the complexity or cost of additional embedders and
de-embedders,” said Telecast President Richard Cerny. “In addition, the
modules’ powerful link margin allows broadcasters, uplink facilities,
telecommunications providers, and other users to transport and distribute
digital video and audio over longer distances and more intricate networks.”
The 5269 set automatically detects and handles both 270-Mbps ANSI/SMPTE
259M NTSC/PAL serial component video and DVB/ASI. In providing dual AES
audio support, it digitally time-division multiplexes and transports two
asynchronous, unbalanced AES signals in parallel with the video, permitting
additional audio embedding in the SDI, if desired.
A 30-dB dynamic optical margin provides the long-distance transmission
capability important in applications such as metropolitan video
distribution, telco, and “last-mile” networks, as well as facilitywide or
campuswide SDI networks, government facilities, studio-transmitter links,
and remote broadcast production. When combined with the Teleport CWDM
manager, up to 16 SDI signals plus 32 AES signals can be transported on a
Like other products in the Viper II family, the 5269 module set is
available as a “throw-down” stand-alone unit or may be rack-mounted in a
Viper II card frame. It also meets Telecast’s high standard of operation in
difficult environments, featuring a wide-operating temperature range and
low-power consumption in a rugged, reliable design.