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NAB 2012: Riedel presents two suites

27 April 2012
NAB 2012: Riedel presents two suites

Riedel Communications showed its new Smart Rack Modular Accessories Suite and a suite of AVB products for the Artist digital matrix intercom platform at this year’s NAB. The Smart Rack Suite consists of WDM and CWDM Multiplexers and De-Multiplexers as well as RF-over-fibre converters and patch modules for Neutrik opticalCON cables. The 4.75-inch SR-RF modules convert analogue RF signals into optical modulated signals, which are then transmitted via fibre. At the remote location the optical signal is re-converted into an analogue RF signal. The modules operate in the 10 MHz – 1000 MHz range with ± 1dB flatness, and are available with a wavelength of 1311nm and 1551nm. The MC-WDM interface is 4.75-inches wide and provides two multiplexer/de-multiplexers to multiplex/de-multiplex up to three LC duplex single-mode fibre links. Supported wavelengths include 1310nm, 1490nm and 1550nm. The MC-CWDM interface is 9.5-inches wide and offers multiplexing and de-multiplexing capabilities over one duplex fibre link for up to 18 LC duplex single-mode connections of different standards, data rates or protocols. The multiplexed signal is available on either an LC connector (MC-CWDM-L) or on a Neutrik opticalCon Quad connector (MC-CWDM-Q). The MC-QP is a 4.75-inch wide module and provides easy patching of Neutrik opticalCon Quad fibre cables with LC Duplex fibre cables and vice versa. The Riedel suite of AVB products includes the AVB-108 G2 Client Card and Connect AVBx8 panel interfaces. The AVB-108 G2 card is a regular Artist client card to be used inside the Artist mainframe. It converts eight Artist matrix ports into AVB and vice versa. The AVB-108 G2 client card communicates either with other AVB-108 G2 client cards in another Artist systems. Connect AVBx8 converts eight AES signals to AVB and vice versa. Built in a compact 9.5-inch housing the device provides eight CAT5 ports to connect up to eight Artist control panels in one or two-channel mode to the matrix via IP-based LANs.

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