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Bittree Introduces 12G Video Distribution Amplifier Series

Expanding its product portfolio beyond patchbays, Bittree has announced its first series of video distribution amplifiers. The new DAs condense a signal distribution footprint in a high-density, compact form factor while bridging coaxial, fiber and IP video architectures.

Bittree said new 12G Video Distribution Amplifiers are lightweight and modular while supporting the 12Gb/s data rates needed for single-link 4K/Ultra HD transport. Available in a coaxial model and a hybrid configuration that marries coax with fiber or SMPTE ST 2110-compliant IP network connectivity, the modular amplifier family combines compact 2RU frames with one or more high-performance, 1x4 DA cards.

Each frame can host up to 32 one-input/four-output distribution amplifier modules.

Forming the entry point into the new series, Bittree’s DAF32X frames combine with corresponding DABX cards for signal distribution workflows requiring only coaxial connectivity.

Each card features one input and four outputs with DIN 1.0/2.3 connectors on the rear of the module. The cards are compliant with SMPTE 259M, 292M, 344M, 424M, ST2081-1 and ST2082-1 technical standards and support data rates up to 12Gb/s, enabling reliable distribution of analog, SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 4K video with embedded audio.

The flagships of the new family, the DAF32FX distribution frames and DABFX cards, empower hybrid video infrastructures. An SFP (small form-factor pluggable) interface on each DABFX card can be populated with the customer’s choice of a fiber or HDMI SFP module.

See-through covers provide easy visibility of their cards’ status LEDs, while the cards are hot-swappable and dual power supply modules bolster fault tolerance. The coaxial-only DAF32X frames have a nominal weight of 12 pounds when fully loaded with all 32 cards, with hybrid DAF32FX frames weighs 18 pounds when similarly configured. Ideal for any broadcast or production environment, this space and weight efficiency are particularly significant in mobile production vehicles.

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