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Nevion adds new optical solutions to Flashlink processing family

6 July 2011

The Flashlink family of signal processing and transport solutions from Nevion is described as being ‘integral’ to the company’s fully managed video networking across all network infrastructures.

A highly integrated audio embedder, the AV-3G-XMUX provides simultaneous embedding and de-embedding of eight AES3 stereo digital audio channels into digital 3G-, HD- or SD-SDI. Configurable as an optical transmitter and receiver for varying optical schemes (short haul, CWDM, DWDM) the product enables users to copy or move audio groups without additional delay, access eight AES3 ports that can be individually configured as inputs or outputs, generate video and audio signals, and embed and transport asynchronous serial data.

Meanwhile, a series of new 3G-SDI multi bit-rate distribution amplifiers provides high-performance media distribution for signal formats from 19.4Mbps in studio and broadcast applications. The DA Flashlink series is configurable for cable equalising and reclocking of DVB-ASI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI signal formats, and as a 1 x 8/6 distribution amplifier (DA). A passive relay bypass function included with several backplane board versions enables full redundancy in case of main or card failure.

Arne-Johan Martinsen, director of product management for Flashlink, commented: “These product introductions represent another step forward for Flashlink’s comprehensive and fully integrated optical solutions. More efficient processing enables broadcasters to better leverage their video networks for the most cost-effective and reliable content transport.”

In a further development, the Flashlink UDC-HD-XMUX4 up/down/cross converter now supports closed captions.

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