New SMPTE-HUT Transceiver For Grass Valley LDX HD/4K Cameras

LOCUST VALLEY, NY—Sat 04, 2016—

MultiDyne Video & Fiber-Optic System, a leading provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and professional A/V applications, has expanded its line of SMPTE-HUT universal transceivers with the development of a new MultiDyne HUT designed specifically to work with Grass Valley’s latest generation LDX line of high-definition and 4K cameras. The new unit will be on display at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Booth #C7920.

The MultiDyne GV HUT, designed to extend signal distribution distances significantly over Fiber than what is now possible with traditional hybrid cable, is the smallest and most compact HUT MultiDyne has ever built. It’s ideally suited for those professionals working in remote broadcasting, sports, shared control rooms, campus facilities, arenas and stadiums. This new GV HUT is similar to MultiDyne’s popular SMPTE-HUT hybrid universal camera transceiver in that it not only will achieve transmission distances that are simply impossible over hybrid copper/fiber cables, will also benefit from the absence of RF, EMI and grounding issues, faster set and strike times and lighter OB Vans, B-units and cable shipments. This plug-and-play system can be used both as a passive, unpowered system where local power must be supplied to the camera head or as a powered system where the camera end device actually powers the camera head over up to 1000m of 14mm SMPTE hybrid cable. With either powering scheme, at the CCU end is a small adapter that accepts the hybrid cable from the CCU.

“The new GV HUT is a product customers that use Grass Valley cameras have been asking for and we’ve now delivered a product that’s smaller and lighter than our existing SMPTE HUT transceiver,” said Frank Jachetta, President of MultiDyne. “We’ll continue to develop HUT units for other manufacturers cameras, such as Hitachi, Ikegami, Panasonic and Sony.”

The new MultiDyne GV HUT will available in Q3 2015 and comes with a full seven-year warranty.