4K goes the distance10 September 2016
The 6G-SDI Extender over UTP with Return Channel is being shown for the first time.
The sender/receiver system allows cameras or other SDI sources to be sent at 4K resolutions over industry-standard Cat5e or Cat6 cable at distances of up to 150 metres.
According to MuxLab, broadcasters can extend four HD-SDI feeds, two 3G-SDI feeds or one 6G-SDI feed over one cable. An Ethernet return channel enables AV monitoring, tally light, talk-back and camera control unit (CCU). This device includes RS232 pass through to control end devices.
Also on show is the Audio/RS-232 over IP. This device allows two-channel audio to be extended up to 100 metres using standard Cat5e or Cat6 cable in a point-to-point configuration. Point-to-multipoint and multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity is also possible when connected to an Ethernet network.
The Audio/RS-232 over IP supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) if used with a PoE Ethernet switch, and RS232 and IR signals are included for remote control of devices.
Each sender can be configured as a sender or receiver.
Another product on show is the 3G-SDI/RS232 over IP Extender. This extends broadcast-quality SDI, HD-SDI or 3G-SDI video with embedded audio over a LAN.
The low-latency sender/receiver product can be configured in a variety of combinations and is considered to be a cost-effective alternative to a dedicated SDI matrix switch.