MultiDyne®, a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, announced today that at InfoComm 2012 it will showcase its new VDA-2419, an innovative HD-SDI fiber transceiver/video distribution amplifier (DA), designed for Ross Video openGear® frames. The VDA-2419 multirate SDI digital video distribution system is capable of distributing up to nine signals from a common input, or two groups of four signals from two inputs, providing users with a powerful device for distributing video signals. The company will also demonstrate the ADA-2419 audio version of the card.
The VDA-2419 provides ease-of-use by incorporating an integrated cross-point matrix, allowing users to assign a given input signal to one or more outputs, as well as enable and disable outputs as the need arises. The unit ensures reliable operation through an automatic fail-over mode that switches to the second input if the signal in the first input fails or becomes corrupted. Optionally, the card can transmit and receive an SDI input signal via optical fiber for installations with mixed cable topologies or long distance transport in conjunction with multiple outputs. The VDA-2419 is ideal for interfacility signal distribution, quality control monitoring, split feeds, OB interconnects, and transmission applications.
“The VDA-2419 optical transceiver and video DA offers a unique integrated cross-point matrix to allow functionalities that aren’t available on standard distribution products,” said Frank Jachetta, president, MultiDyne. “This new card provides users with the most effective solution for distributing video signals over fiber.”
All of the card’s outputs are non-inverting and ASI capable. An auto-mute feature allows users to silence any input whose signals are under 20Mbps. The VDA-2419 also includes two optional video SMB connectors, which enable users to monitor signals conveniently from the front of the card.
The VDA-2419 can easily be controlled locally or remotely via dip switches on the front edge or by utilizing the openGear DashBoard Management (DBM) software control user interface. Additionally, it includes a lock-out feature that prevents parameters from being changed remotely via DBM. Four options for rear panel I/O modules include 10 regular BNCs (1×9 or dual 1×4) and BNCs with optional SCs for optical I/O.
To view a demonstration of the VDA-2419 and ADA-2419 audio version, visit MultiDyne at InfoComm 2012, booth C5449. More information about the company’s products is available at www.multidyne.com.
For more than 30 years, MultiDyne has been a leading provider of innovative video and fiber-optic-based transport systems for the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, pro A/V, corporate, retail, surveillance, teleconferencing, judicial arraignment, transportation, government, military, and healthcare markets. MultiDyne’s fiber-optic transport systems for video, SDI, 3G HD, DVB/ASI, VGA, DVI, HDMI, audio, AES, Ethernet, data, CATV, as well as the company’s other broadcast accessories are used worldwide by such industry leaders as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, RAI, BBC, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. MultiDyne provides a seven-year warranty on its core product line. For more information, call MultiDyne at 1-877-MULTIDYNE or 1-516-671-7278, visit the company’s website at www.multidyne.com, or send an email to sales(at)multidyne.com.