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Telecast Rattler 4 3GHD-SDI Over 1310nm ST Fiber Optic Dual Tx & Dual Rx Kit
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    Telecast Rattler 4 3GHD-SDI Over 1310nm ST Fiber Optic Dual Tx & Dual Rx Kit

    Item #: RAT4-KIT2-TT-MXL   •   MFG #: RAT4-KIT2-TT-MXL


    List Price:$3,848.00
    Our Price:$3,179.00

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      The Telecast Series' unique Rattler 4 miniature fiber optic serial digital video transmission modules from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, offer the industry's broadest range of digital rates while maintaining the signal quality that broadcasters demand. No matter what your format, the Rattler 4 systems allow you to transmit one or two streams of:

      • 3 Gb/s SMPTE 424M HD-SDI
      • 1.5 Gb/s SMPTE 292M HD-SDI
      • 19.4 Mb/s SMPTE 310M
      • 143 to 540 Mb/s SMPTE 259M/344M
      • DVB/ASI 270 Mb/s
      • AES and MADI audio
      • Plus non-standard digital signals to 3 Gb/s

      Singles, doubles and bidirectionals
      At just three inches (76.2 mm) in length, these tiny modules can be deployed almost anywhere. They are available as single transmitters and receivers, dual transmitters (Tx) and receivers (Rx), and bidirectional transceivers (TR). Each Rattler 4 Tx accepts one or two 75 ohm coaxial inputs and converts it into an optical stream via standard ST connectors. The Rx units reconvert the uncompressed signal back to BNC outputs.

      Ensure pristine trouble-free signals
      The Tx modules include equalization for long lengths of coaxial cable, so you can use them at nearly any point in your HD-SDI chain. The Rx modules automatically reclock the incoming SMPTE standard signals at 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s.

      Universal interoperability
      Rattler 4 modules are interoperable with industry standard optical HD-SDI signals to/from other Grass Valley equipment such as routers, DAs and fiber converters from the Densit‚ Series, NVISION routers, picoLink converters and the Telecast Series including Python, Telethon and Terrapin products. They make it easy to expand the systems that you already have and create a wide variety of network topologies.

      Intuitive displays with built-in metering
      Each Rattler 4 unit includes LED indicators to display Power on, HD-SDI signal presence and received optical power level on the Rx. This provides critical system diagnostic information without the need for additional test equipment, such as an optical power meter.

      Available in all wavelengths
      The Rattler 4 transmitters are available in standard 1310 nm and 1550 nm wavelengths, as well as in all 18 CWDM wavelengths.

      Secure power
      The Rattlers use their own in-line power supplies or accept any DC voltage from 5 to 16 volts via a mini-XLR jack.

      • Features

        • Portable, lightweight devices
        • 19.4 Mb/s to 3 Gb/s
        • Compatible with SMPTE 310M, 292M, 259M, 297M, 424M
        • Standard formats internally reclocked: 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s
        • 18 CWDM wavelengths
        • Up to 50 km (31 mi.) distance
        • Cool, efficient, reliable
        • Quick, easy installation
        • LED indicators show you:
        • -- Power on
        • -- HD-SDI data presence
        • -- Rx optical power levels
        • Supports embedded audio
        • Power from 5-16 VDC
        • Durable, reliable and serviceable
        • Very low system jitter
        • >10 dB return loss at 3 GHz
      • Specifications

        • Video
        • Transmission method: Digital
        • Input level: 800 mV p-p
        • Input impedance: 75U
        • Coax equalization at 2.97 Gb/s: 100m (328 ft.)
        • Output impedance: 75U
        • Bit-error rate at -22 dBm: 10-11
        • Jitter (pathological data pattern): <0.2 UI
        • Rise/fall times: <120 ps

        • Transmission
        • Operating wavelength: 1310, 1550 or 1270-
        • 1610 nm (CWDM)
        • Coaxial video connector I/O: BNC
        • Optical connector: ST
        • Optical source: Laser diode (FP or CWDM DFB)
        • Optical detector: PIN-TIA diode
        • Transmitter output: -7 to +3 dBm
        • Receiver sensitivity: -22 dBm
        • Link margin/distance: 15-25 dB / 20-50 km
        • Fiber type: Single-mode or multimode*

        • Mechanical/Environmental
        • Dimensions (W x H x D):
        • Singles: 19.05 x 19.05 x 81.28 mm (0.75 x
        • 0.75 x 3.2 in.)
        • Doubles: 19.05 x 38.1 x 81.28 mm (0.75 x
        • 1.5 x 3.2 in.)
        • Weight, each end: 85g (3 oz.)
        • Input voltage: 5-16 VDC
        • Power connector: plug replaceable, mini XLR
        • Power consumption (typ.): 600 mW
        • Indicators: Power, signal, link, optical power
        • Temperature range, operating: -25° to 55° C
        • (-13° to 131° F)
        • Humidity range: 0 to 95% RH, non-condensing
        • *Check for availability
      • Item Includes

        • One dual Tx: RAT4-EOEO-A-MXLR
        • One dual Rx: RAT4-OEOE-MXLR
        • 2x LKS-WSU Power Supplies
        • Pelican Case
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