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3G-SDI Fiber Extender   

Extend high-quality 3G-SDI video up to 10 kilometers (6.2 mi.) over secure single-mode fiber.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • Transmits SDI video as far as 10 kilometers (6.2 mi.) over single-mode fiber.
  • Ideal for linking an SDI camera with SDI display or recording equipment in another building.
  • Extends embedded audio and metadata along with multirate SDI video.

  • Further Details

  • Works with a range of SD-SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI devices.
  • Features equalization on SDI input and outputs for extended distances.
  • Also has video loopout ports for local and remote SDI connections.
  • Automatically reclocks SDI signal's data rate to reduce video jitter.
  • Boasts immunity to SMPTE RP-198 pathological test patterns.
  • Transmits over just a single strand of single-mode fiber cable.
  • Great for a number of broadcast or medical applications.
  • Also use to reach SDI devices in high-level EMI/RFI environments.
  • Autodetects SDI standard on its 75-ohm coax connectors.
  • Handles higher SDI bandwidth of 2.97 Gbps (3G-SDI).
  • Also works over mulitmode fiber at shorter distances.
  • Wallmountable for space-saving installation.
  • No software or driver installation required.

  • Take high-quality SDI video much farther than what's ordinarily possible over coax runs. Transmit multirate SDI video, including 3G-SDI signals, at extended distances over a single strand of optical fiber with the Black Box® 3G-SDI Fiber Extender.

    Ideal for a number of TV broadcast, video editing, and post-production studio applications, the extender supports single-mode distances up 10 kilometers (6.2 mi.) on its small form-factor pluggable (SFP) interfaces for simplex fiber.

    Reclocks, reconstructs signal for consistent quality.
    The extender combo includes a transmitter and receiver for sending high-end video, as well as embedded audio and metadata, to another building or studio. The transmitter converts an SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M , SMPTE 424M, or DVB-ASI electrical signal to optical signals. Then, on an LC fiber connector at the remote end, the receiver equalizes and reclocks the signal while converting the signal back to the SDI signal.

    Also, the extender is immune to pathological test patterns (SMPTE RP-198), which guarantees high-quality, flicker-free transmission.

    What's more, the 3G-SDI Fiber Extender equalizes the input for reducing signal loss. This way, you get greater range between the transmitter and its SDI source.

    Or use the loopout to daisychain to additional SDI equipment. Equalization provides SDI input cable distances of up to 90 meters (295 ft.) for 3G-SDI, up to 150 meters (150 ft.) for HD-SDI, and up to 300 meters (1000 ft.) for SD-SDI.

    For both older and newer SDI interfaces, the extender processes bit rates from 270 Mbps up to 2.97 Gbps.

    Use in a number of applications
    Set the 3G-SDI Fiber Extender up, for instance, to connect an SDI camera to a SDI-compatible video recorder on the other side of a building or campus. Or connect a SDI switching equipment at a head end to a display on the other side of a studio. It's also great for corporate video applications with SDI equipment.

    Because the extender uses fiber for transmission of content, it's inherently more secure and immune to outside interference. For this reason, the 3G-SDI Fiber Extender is ideal for healthcare applications or other places where video security is critical. Also, it's perfect for reaching SDI equipment in factory or other "noisy" areas.

    *NOTE: Cable equalization distance depends on the characteristics and quality of the cable and the type of SDI device.

    What's included:
    • Transmitter
    • Receiver
    • (2) single-mode SFP fiber transceivers
    • (2) power supplies with cords
    • (4) mounting screws
    • User manual

    Approvals CE
    Auto Reclocker Mode Automatic detection: 270 Mbps/1.483 Gbps/1.485 Gbps/2.97 Gbps/2.967 Gbps;
    Automatic bypass: 177 Mbps/360 Mbps/540 Mbps
    Cable Equalization* On coax connections: SD-SDI: 300 m (1000 ft.); HD-SDI: 150 m (500 ft.); 3G-SDI: 90 m (295 ft.)
    Data Rates 270 Mbps, 1483 Mbps, 1485 Mbps, 2967 Mbps, 2970 Mbps
    Distance On single-mode fiber: 10 km (6.25 mi.) maximum
    Fiber Characteristics Operating wavelength: 1310 nm;
    Optical fiber: Single-mode or multimode;
    Loss budget: 0-15 dB
    Output Impedance 75 ohms
    Protocols SMPTE 259M (270 Mbps), SMPTE 259M (360 Mbps), SMPTE 292M/HDTV (1.485 Gbps and 1.485/1.001 Gbps), SMPTE 424M/HDTV (2.97 Gbps and 2.97/1.001 Gbps), DVB ASI (270 Mbps)
    SDI Standards SD/HD/3G-SDI
    Video Bandwidth 2.97 Gbps, 2.97/1.001 Gbps
    Video Resolutions Supported HD: 720p at 50/59.94/60 Hz, 1035i at 50/59.94/60 Hz, 1080i at 50/59.94/60 Hz, 1080p at 24/30/59.94/60 Hz;
    SD: NTSC at 59.94 Hz, PAL at 50 Hz
    Connectors Transmitter: SDI input: (1) BNC F (75-ohm); SDI loopout: (1) BNC F (75-ohm); Fiber interconnect: (1) LC simplex on SFP;
    Receiver: SDI output: (1) BNC F (75-ohm); SDI loopout: (1) BNC F (75-ohm); Fiber interconnect: (1) LC simplex on SFP
    Power Input: AC input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 0.3 A;
    Output: 5 VDC, 4 A
    Dimensions Each unit: 1.2"H x 1.6"W x 4.6"D (3 x 4 x 11.6 cm)
    Weight Each unit: 0.3 lb. (0.14 kg)

    This product works with:
  • Single-Mode, 9-Micron, Distribution-Style, Custom-Length Fiber Optic Cable (EXPSM006CMP)
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    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 1-800-316-7107.

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    Double Diamond Warranty
    Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available (3 Additional Year)

    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The 3G-SDI Fiber Extender comes with a standard 3 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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    In Stock - orders received before 5PM ET ship same day

    Weight: 2.962 lbs.
    HxWxD: 3.75 x 7.75 x 13 in.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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