Polatis Partners With Multidyne

Polatis partners with Multidyne to introduce fiber optic switches for video market

September 10, 2004

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AMSTERDAM -- MULTIDYNE™ Video and Fiber Optic Systems and Polatis Ltd will introduce smaller matrix sizes to the FOS Series of fiber optic routing switchers at the IBC 2004 Show, September 10-14, 2004, booth # 10,441. The optical switcher is ideal for video broadcast, production, security and other video applications requiring transmission and switching of high quality optical signals. The FOS series switcher is available in matrix sizes ranging from 8x8 to 32x32 bi-directional optical ports. It delivers non-blocking, ultra-low loss, deterministic switched video over fiber optic connections without conversion to electrical format.

The Multidyne and Polatis fiber optic routing switcher revolutionizes how video is distributed and managed. The optical switch is based on Polatis’ field proven photonic switching technology. Laser light is switched in a pure optical format, without electrical conversion, allowing the switch to support transparent connections compatible with any video or data format including uncompressed HD video of 1.5 Gb/s and higher. Also, since the switching is done optically, the FOS eliminates video signal degradation. With a traditional electrical switcher, Electrical to Optical (EO) and Optical to Electrical (OE) conversions are required which cause signal degradation and jitter. The system switches any video format over distances in excess of 20 kilometers.

The FOS supports a wide range of formats from 19.4 Mbps ATSC through 1.5 Gbps HDTV as well as NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SMPTE 259M Serial Digital (SDI) Video, broadband analog, L-band, IF, Ethernet, T1, DS3 and many more. The optical switcher will also transparently switch CWDM and DWDM signals. In addition, the FOS can switch analog stereo audio, analog video, AES/EBU digital audio, intercom, CCU data and even remote contact closures.

Polatis Ltd.

Multidyne Electronics Inc.

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