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NAB 2012: Miranda expands fibre conversion portfolio

19 April 2012
NAB 2012: Miranda expands fibre conversion portfolio

Miranda Technologies, a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems, has launched LUMO, the company’s new high-density fibre converter series. LUMO packs 36 I/Os into a 1RU frame. "As facilities ready themselves to carry 3Gbps signals across their infrastructures, fibre has become the cable of choice for many," said Jean-Marc d’Anjou, Miranda’s vice president, Infrastructure. "Fibre cables are much more cost effective than coax, they are lighter, and take up much less space. Additionally, many system integrators now have the experience and training for installing fibre, so the cost of installation has come down considerably. Most important, though, is quality. Fibre offers the best signal integrity for high-bandwidth 3Gbps signals, and at much longer cable distances. It’s also impermeable to noise or other electromagnetic interferences." LUMO’s modular design enables each converter to be serviced while the unit remains in operation. The unit also includes dual redundant power supplies and frame controller with dual redundant IP-connections that can be used for comprehensive system monitoring and frame health alarming. LUMO uses the same SMPTE-compliant fibre SFP modules that are found on all 3Gbps products in the Miranda portfolio. Available in regular 1310nm and CWDM wavelengths, when married with Miranda’s optical CWDM mux/demux, 2 fibre cables can now carry 36 3Gbps signals. Fibre connectivity is provided on one side of the unit while coax is on the other, providing for easy separation of the heavier copper cable from the lighter fibre. N2512


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