Engineering Service, Inc.
LYNX Technik presents two 8K compatible products: the yellobrik OTR 1A41 8K fiber transmission system and the DVD 5480 HO, an 8K SDI to fiber and fiber to 8K SDI converter for its Series 5000 product line.
The LYNX Technik yellobrik (model: OTR 1A41) 8K fiber transmission system can transport real-time, uncompressed 8K content (up to 48G) over long distances with “zero signal degradation or loss”, according to the press release. The standalone, self-contained kit includes all the parts needed to send 8K uncompressed video over a single fiber link. It consists of four independent 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI channels with each channel individually reclocked and supporting resolutions up to 2160p/60Hz. The kits include the 8K optical transmitter, 8K optical receiver and power supply.
The new OTR 1A41 8K fiber transmission solution can also be combined with existing yellobrik bi-directional transceivers to add Ethernet signals or RS232/RS422/RS485 signals to the 8K fiber link. This new yellobrik supports uncompressed video at full 7680×4320 50/59.94/60 Hz resolutions with zero delay and complements LYNX Technik’s existing 4K transmission solutions, the OTR 1442 and OTR 1441.
Full audio support makes this 8K transmission set a fully-featured solution. The modules transparently transport all embedded audio, metadata and ancillary data which is present in each of the four independent SDI streams. This system can be used as standalone or mounted onto 19” yellobrik rack trays to build a larger 8K transmission system.
Furthermore, LYNX has launched the DVD 5480 HO, a new 8K SDI converter solution. The DVD 5480 HO module supports video formats all the way up to 8K SDI and are designed with both a fiber and electrical interface. These cards are suitable for a variety of applications and can operate in four different modes.
As an 8K SDI <> fiber converter, the module transports and converts up to 8K-SDI (12G, 6G, 3G, HD, SD) over optical fiber cable and vice-versa. Operating as a 12G-SDI re-clocking distribution amplifier, the module carries 4K video on a single cable and is suitable for any SDI video signal up to 12G for 4K applications.
This new Series 5000 card also enables single-link 12G SDI signals to be converted to quad-link 3G-SDI and vice versa (i.e. quad-link 3G-SDI signals to be converted to single-link 12G-SDI). 6G to/from quad-link 1.5G conversions are also supported. With many facilities still running in a 3G environment, there are many requirements to integrate 4K/UHD signals in 12G-SDI into the infrastructure. In this mode, the DVD 5480 HO module enables users to convert UHD signals between quad-link 3G and single-link 12G SDI.
The Series 5000 is LYNX Technik’s rack and card-based modular interface solution that can be configured with any mix of modules from an extensive portfolio. Solutions include: converters, distribution amplifiers, embedders/de-embedders, frame synchronizers, audio delay, audio distribution, test signal generators, multiplexers/demultiplexers, splitters, switches and a full range of fiber options (including CWDM) & accessories. All connected Series 5000 hardware are controlled through the centralized APPolo, a software solution for remote control, status monitoring and error reporting. APPolo offers a unique user experience through its flexGUI, an graphic user interface that offers a “simple” way to visualize and control Series 5000 modules.
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