Embrionix, manufacturer of the emSFP, has announced the release of a new generation of 12G-SDI optical video SFP. Its latest SFP technology will address the growing demand for 12G-SDI single-link 4K, as well as simplify video transport at higher data rates for 4K, 8K and 16K multi-link applications.
“Higher transport rates in broadcast have seen a significant increase in demand," explained Sarkis Abrahamian, Embrionix VP of business development. "Customers need to use 4K in its native data form. Optical 12G-SDI transport is the highest quality, lowest latency and most adaptable mode of transport. Our previous generation was a ground-breaking solution that enabled early adopters to carry 12G-SDI over longer distances that coax did not meet. The product met the initial requirements but did not meet all the criteria of the stringent ST2082 specification.”
This new product series uses the latest generation of high performance lasers and optical components. The production SFP part was tested in a laboratory setting, with fibre reach of 40km at a 12G rate. “Our R&D team made exceptional efforts fine tuning the module's characteristics and formula to meet the ST2082 specification," said Renaud Lavoie, Embrionix CEO. "We are proud of this important achievement, which makes the Embrionix solution unique in the industry. The latest SFP optics perform 4 times better compared to our previous generation. The range between level one and zero is almost 4 times bigger, allowing the distance and performance we have seen in the lab.”
Selecting products that are ST297-2015 compliant ensures your facility and – more importantly – your content meets the specifications and standards requirements to support dark fibre optical transport applications. “At 12G-SDI rates, the susceptibility of error is far greater," adds Sarkis Abrahamian. "Dispersion, attenuation and data rate all play a part together. Using ST297-2015 compliant SFP modules ensures compatibility, interoperability and adheres to an industry standard used across the world.”
For NAB 2017, Embrionix will demonstrate 12G-SDI coax and optics, SDI to IP gateways, including SDI to IP, IP to HDMI emSFP, emView, emFusion and MADI to AES67 and AES67 to MADI emSFP. The Embrionix booth will be located in North Hall, booth N4520. For more information regarding our 12G-SDI certifications, please visit the Embrionix website.