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Black Box VX-SDI-FO-10KM 3G-SDI Extender / Fiber Optic Converter
  • Black Box VX-SDI-FO-10KM 3G-SDI Extender / Fiber Optic Converter
  • Black Box VX-SDI-FO-10KM 3G-SDI Extender / Fiber Optic Converter
  • Black Box VX-SDI-FO-10KM 3G-SDI Extender / Fiber Optic Converter

Black Box VX-SDI-FO-10KM 3G-SDI Extender / Fiber Optic Converter

Manufacturer: Black Box

Item #: BBX-VX-SDIFO-10K   •   MFG #: VX-SDI-FO-10KM


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Take high-quality SDI video much farther than what's ordinarily possible over coax runs. Transmit multirate SDI video, including 3G-SDI signals, at extended distances over a single strand of optical fiber with the Black Box 3G-SDI Fiber Extender.

Ideal for a number of TV broadcast, video editing, and post-production studio applications, the extender supports single-mode distances up 10 kilometers (6.2 mi.) on its small form-factor pluggable (SFP) interfaces for simplex fiber.

Reclocks, reconstructs signal for consistent quality.
The extender combo includes a transmitter and receiver for sending high-end video, as well as embedded audio and metadata, to another building or studio. The transmitter converts an SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M , SMPTE 424M, or DVB-ASI electrical signal to optical signals. Then, on an LC fiber connector at the remote end, the receiver equalizes and reclocks the signal while converting the signal back to the SDI signal.

Also, the extender is immune to pathological test patterns (SMPTE RP-198), which guarantees high-quality, flicker-free transmission.

What's more, the 3G-SDI Fiber Extender equalizes the input for reducing signal loss. This way, you get greater range between the transmitter and its SDI source.

Or use the loopout to daisychain to additional SDI equipment. Equalization provides SDI input cable distances of up to 90 meters (295 ft.) for 3G-SDI, up to 150 meters (150 ft.) for HD-SDI, and up to 300 meters (1000 ft.) for SD-SDI.

For both older and newer SDI interfaces, the extender processes bit rates from 270 Mbps up to 2.97 Gbps.

Use in a number of applications
Set the 3G-SDI Fiber Extender up, for instance, to connect an SDI camera to a SDI-compatible video recorder on the other side of a building or campus. Or connect a SDI switching equipment at a head end to a display on the other side of a studio. It's also great for corporate video applications with SDI equipment.

Because the extender uses fiber for transmission of content, it's inherently more secure and immune to outside interference. For this reason, the 3G-SDI Fiber Extender is ideal for healthcare applications or other places where video security is critical. Also, it's perfect for reaching SDI equipment in factory or other "noisy" areas.

  • Specifications

    • Approvals - CE
    • Auto Reclocker Mode - Automatic detection: 270 Mbps/1.483 Gbps/1.485 Gbps/2.97 Gbps/2.967 Gbps;
    • Automatic bypass: 177 Mbps/360 Mbps/540 Mbps
    • Cable Equalization* - On coax connections: SD-SDI: 300 m (1000 ft.); HD-SDI: 150 m (500 ft.); 3G-SDI: 90 m (295 ft.)
    • Data Rates - 270 Mbps, 1483 Mbps, 1485 Mbps, 2967 Mbps, 2970 Mbps
    • Distance - On single-mode fiber: 10 km (6.25 mi.) maximum
    • Fiber Characteristics - Operating wavelength: 1310 nm;
    • Optical fiber: Single-mode or multimode;
    • Loss budget: 0-15 dB
    • Output Impedance - 75 ohms
    • Protocols - SMPTE 259M (270 Mbps), SMPTE 259M (360 Mbps), SMPTE 292M/HDTV (1.485 Gbps and 1.485/1.001 Gbps), SMPTE 424M/HDTV (2.97 Gbps and 2.97/1.001 Gbps), DVB ASI (270 Mbps)
    • SDI Standards - SD/HD/3G-SDI
    • Video Bandwidth - 2.97 Gbps, 2.97/1.001 Gbps
    • Video Resolutions Supported - HD: 720p at 50/59.94/60 Hz, 1035i at 50/59.94/60 Hz, 1080i at 50/59.94/60 Hz, 1080p at 24/30/59.94/60 Hz;
    • SD: NTSC at 59.94 Hz, PAL at 50 Hz
    • Connectors - Transmitter: SDI input: (1) BNC F (75-ohm); SDI loopout: (1) BNC F (75-ohm); Fiber interconnect: (1) LC simplex on SFP;
    • Receiver: SDI output: (1) BNC F (75-ohm); SDI loopout: (1) BNC F (75-ohm); Fiber interconnect: (1) LC simplex on SFP
    • Power - Input: AC input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 0.3 A;
    • Output: 5 VDC, 4 A
    • Dimensions - Each unit: 1.2"H x 1.6"W x 4.6"D (3 x 4 x 11.6 cm)
    • Weight - Each unit: 0.3 lb. (0.14 kg)
  • Item Includes

    • Transmitter
    • Receiver
    • (2) single-mode SFP fiber transceivers
    • (2) power supplies with cords
    • (4) mounting screws
    • User manual

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