MultiDyne Intros High-Capacity Field Fiber Acquisition System

MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems is exhibiting a new high-capacity, field fiber acquisition system. The LiGHTBoX 1440 is a weather-tight portable fiber transport custom-configured to handle a wide range of communication needs.

MultiDyne LiGHTBoX enables news crews and freelance camera operators to capture events up close while being linked to the production truck over tactical fiber. LiGHTBoX 1440 offers the ability to handle multiple HD-camera feeds, each with viewfinder returns, program audio from live concerts, 2-CH PL intercom for industry-standard beltpacks, GPI and tally, and data and Ethernet. Like the original LiGHTBoX, this unit can be custom-configured in the field or ordered to specification.

Any standalone MultiDyne unit can be mounted in any LiGHTBoX. The convenient side-access I/O panel can handle up to 60 feeds. This next-generation field unit incorporates a sophisticated power-management system that monitors battery life (up to two batteries) and automatically switches to backup AC power when it detects battery end-of-life. A remote display and alarm system mounted in the truck alerts the video operator to what is happening at the LiGHTBoX 1440.

The LiGHTBoX 1440 can be linked to the truck or studio with standard ST optical connectors, Neutrik Opticalcon, or SMPTE or Tyco cables. It can be mated with another LiGHTBoX 1440, a LiGHTCuBE, or a standard 19-in., 1RU rack-mount panel. LiGHTBoX , LiGHTBoX II, and many other new MultiDyne products are on display at the NAB Show, Central Hall, Booth C6537.