Lynx Technik AG at IBC 2010
New Compact 1 RU Frame
LYNX Technik AG has released two new compact 1RU rack frames to house up to three or four Series 5000 card modules. They are ideal for applications that only require a small number of modules and for specialized standalone or mobile applications. The RFR 5003 1 RU rack frame holds up to three Series 5000 modules. It includes a power supply with space for an optional redundant power supply. The RFR 5003 is shipped with the LYNX Technik Desktop Controller application and rack controller with LAN interface.
The RFR 5004 1 RU rack frame holds up to four Series 5000 modules. It includes a power supply and an external DC power input is provided for redundant power backup. The RFR 5004 is also shipped with the LYNX Technik Desktop Controller application and rack controller with LAN interface Both 1 RU frames have a removable front cover for direct front access to the modules and power supply for easy module removal and exchange. These two new 1 RU frames accommodate any combination of three or four Series 5000 card modules.
New Fiber Optic Modules for Series 5000
LYNX Technik AG is adding three fiber modules to its Series 5000 card and rack-based terminal equipment solution. The three new CWDM compatible modules; an optical transmitter, receiver, and transceiver, provide an electrical to optical and optical to electrical conversion solution for the transmission of SDI content to fiber over long distances. The three new modules include:
OTX 5844 – 4-Channel Fiber Transmitter
The OTX 5844 module is a four-channel auto-detecting electrical to SDI optical conversion transmitter solution. It provides selectable signal reclocking on each channel, which helps to stabilize signals over long distances and supports SDI/ASI-DVB signals up to 3Gbit/s. Non-reclocking mode can also be selected for each channel. The module has four SDI optical outputs and two SDI electrical outputs which can be mapped and reassigned using the integrated 4x6 matrix switcher.
ORX 5804 – 4-Channel Fiber Receiver
The ORX 5804 module is a four-channel auto-detecting optical to electrical SDI conversion receiver solution that supports all SDI/ASI-DVB video signals up to 3Gbit/s. Two of the four channels can be switched between optical or electrical inputs, and the module provides selectable reclocking on each of the four channels. Each input is mapped to a corresponding output, however the integrated 4x4 matrix switcher provides the opportunity to change I/O channel mapping.
OTR 5842 – Dual-Channel Fiber Transceiver
The OTR 5842 is a two-channel auto-detecting optical transceiver that supports all SDI/ASI-DVB video signals up to 3Gbit/s. The module provides two optical transmitters and two optical receivers on a single card. The two input channels can be switched between optical or electrical mode. An integrated 4x4 matrix switcher supports changes in I/O channel mapping and channel reassignments.
All three new modules are CWDM compatible, and sub-modules within each module can be exchanged to support all 18 CWDM wavelengths. The three new modules are housed in 2 RU Series 5000 rack frames and are compatible with all of the Series 5000 card modules. Up to 40 fiber channels are supported in a single 2 RU. Unique to LYNX Technik, the fiber I/Os are located on the rear connection panel of the rack frame. This allows modules to be removed and exchanged without disconnecting any fiber cables, which prevents fiber links from being damaged during module removal. Full remote control, status monitoring and error reporting is supported when the modules are used with the LYNX Technik control system. The integrated matrix switcher is also managed by the LYNX Technik control system.
New yellobrik® 3G Fiber Optic CWDM Multiplexers / Demultiplexers
LYNX Technik AG is adding to its growing family of yellobriks, with the debut of two fiber optic CWDM multiplexers / demultiplexers at IBC 2010 – stand number 8.E19. LYNX Technik has also added CWDM capabilities to its yellobrik Fiber Optic Transmitter.
The OCM 1891 and OCM 1892 are bi-directional fiber optic CWDM multiplexers / demultiplexers (mux/demux) designed to transport multiple 3G / HD / SD SDI video signals over a single fiber optic cable. They multiply the capacity of existing single mode fiber by combining up to 9 CWDM (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing) channels into a single fiber link.
The OCM 1891 can be used with the OCM 1892 to increase the number of optical channels to 18, which can then be transmitted over a single fiber cable. The two modules can be housed together in the new yellobrik half RU rack mount providing up to 18 channels of optical multiplexing or demultiplexing.
The OCM 1891 supports transmitter frequencies of 1270 nm – 1430 nm and the OCM 1892 supports transmitter frequencies of 1450 nm – 1610 nm. Both multiplexers are completely passive and require no power.
The existing OTX 1840 Fiber Optic Transmitter is now CWDM compatible with 18 wavelength selections, and complements the new OCM 1891 and OCM 1892 multiplexers / de-multiplexer for a compact, modular and cost-effective fiber installation. The new yellobrik CWDM optical multiplexers / demultiplexers, and transmitter are essential components for implementing CWDM to increase network efficiency by significantly reducing fiber counts. The yellobrik plug-and-play fiber interfaces are ideal for mobile and fixed production and studio broadcast applications, as well as a vast variety of professional AV installations including; digital signage, distance learning, medical imaging, and anywhere high-density, broadcast quality video transport over long distances is needed.
About LYNX Technik
LYNX Technik AG is an industry leader and technology provider of modular interface solutions for broadcast and professional use. LYNX Technik AG is an independent privately owned company with its headquarters, research and manufacturing facilities based in Weiterstadt, Germany. Sales and Support is covered through secondary distribution channels managed from its headquarters in Germany and the USA.Lynx Technik