The DFT-12 EXP and DFT-12JR fibre transport systems are making their debut at IBC2014. Requiring only 2 RU, each system from Joseph Electronics (Joseph Fiber Solutions) features 12 paths of 3G/HD-SDI and ASI signals over one or two fibres.
Additionally, modules for AES or analogue audio, MADI, 1Gb Ethernet, RTS intercom, POV interface (genlock and video), or data can be fitted into the four available expansion slots to provide a complete signal transport solution for remote announce booths or split feeds. More modules are in development.
All signal paths for any unit in the DFT Series are user-configurable in pairs of two in order to meet any send/receive requirements, and redundant power supplies are standard to ensure a complete backup of critical paths. Full-fibre redundancy with automatic fail-safe switchover is available as an option for all DFT Series frames.