Optocore DD4MR-FXFollowing the release of the DD32R interface, the DD4MR-FX and DD2FR-FX dual Madi, video and data network devices have been designed for compatibility with Optocore’s new Cat5-based Sane platform, allowing up to 256 channels to be carried over Cat5.

The existing DD4ME and DD2FE Madi devices have been re-engineered to function within this environment, and include RJ45 Sane network connectivity, while the optical port upgrade (to 2Gbit LC SPFs) allows for simple user exchangeable single or multimode fibre transceivers.

The expanded capacity provides each ring with the capability of carrying up to 1,024 audio channels over a 2Gbit network, and at the same time create cost-effective copper-based, 24 ID sub network rings from any of the 24 devices that can appear on the prime fibre based network. Each device also supports two 100Mbit Ethernet links which meets increasing demands for Ethernet-based signal distribution over long distances (thereby ensuring redundant, fault-tolerant Ethernet).


The DD4MR-FX Madi device with Ethernet (for Optocore and Sane) has two sets of 64 Madi Inputs and two set of 64 Madi Outs, providing 128 x 128 channels on BNC connectors, with 2 x 64 Sane Inputs and 2 x 64 Sane Outputs, providing 128 x 128 channels on RJ45 connectors, Ethernet ports and composite video I/O. It offers 128 audio input and output channels, with four RS485 ports, allowing remote, DMX, Midi and computer data control, and RS232 and USB ports for network and device control.

Primary features include External word clock input/output; Built-in network redundancy (as a result of the two optical fibre ports); Two optical links; Two Sane and Ethernet links; Two 100Mbit Ethernet links; Dual universal voltage AC power supplies; Power consumption of typically 10W; Distance between two devices of up to 700m/2300 ft standard, with the option of distances up to 70km/43.5 miles.


The DD2FR-FX is a dual-port optical Madi device (for Optocore and Sane) offering 2 x 64 Madi In and 2 x 64 Madi Out via SC optical fibre connectors, and providing a similar featureset to the DD4MR-FX, with Sane/Ethernet ports and composite video. A further unique feature is that Optocore equips its optical Madi devices with transceivers which can connect to both Single Mode and Multi Mode link partners.

In addition to the expanded functionality, the new models are up to 50 per cent less expensive than the Madi devices they replace, with greater energy conversion and reduced power consumption of up to 40per cent. And since the output channel capability is theoretically unlimited, in addition to the huge flexibility that this implies, costs can be further rationalised between fibre and Cat5 usage.

The DD4MR-FX and DD2FR-FX will debut at the ISE Show in Amsterdam and will begin shipping in February 2011.

More: www.optocore.com

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