Lynx Technik has announced the OTR 5444, a 12G bi-directional quad SDI/fiber transceiver for its rack and card-based Series 5000 platform.
The OTR 5444 has been designed to assist broadcast and production facilities that are required to implement 4K into existing workflows, which may still use a legacy coax infrastructure. The OTR 5444 addresses these requirements while preserving full, uncompressed quality of the content as it delivers uncompressed 4K signals over fiber between equipment in a facility or over long distances. It provides a bi-directional electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical conversion solution over four independent channels, with support up to 12G SDI.
Up to eight modules can be supported in a standard Lynx 2RU rack frame. Optional fiber SFP sub-modules are available and can be secured on the backplane, allowing for card removal and hot swapping without removing any of the modules’ rear I/O fiber connections.
The OTR 5444 includes four bi-directional electrical interfaces, four 12G SDI optical inputs and four 12G SDI optical outputs. Users can configure the card via the APPolo control software to set the signal-flow direction to either transmit or receive on the optical side, depending on the application.
The Series 5000 is modular, offering a range of cards that can be combined in a rack or series of racks to configure a compact system. Cards for the platform include: converters, distribution amplifiers, embedders/de-embedders, frame synchronizers, audio delay, audio distribution, test-signal generators, multiplexers/demultiplexers, splitters, switches and a full range of fiber options (including CWDM) and accessories. All connected Series 5000 hardware is controlled through the centralized APPolo, a software solution for remote control, status monitoring and error reporting.