Riedel Introduces 1 RU Media Distribution Network

Riedel Communications has launched its MicroN, an 80 Gbps, single RU media distribution network device designed to work with the company’s MediorNet line of media transport and management solutions. MicroN is a high-density signal interface to the company’s MediorNet MetroN core fiber router.

The Riedel Communications MicroN includes an array of audio, video, and data inputs and outputs, including 24 SD/HD/3G-SDI I/Os, two MADI optical digital audio ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two sync reference I/Os, and eight 10 Gbps SFP+ high-speed ports. MicroN is available as a fully networked MediorNet device, as well as in a point-to-point configuration.

The MicroN offers full support for 10 Gbps high-speed video, 3G-SDI video, MADI audio, and Gigabit Ethernet. The system includes an integrated video, audio, and data router and sync reference I/Os, including black burst, tri-level, and word clock. Built-in video and audio processing capabilities include automatic format detection, a frame synchronizer and frame store on all video outputs, a 16-channel audio embedder/de-embedder, a test pattern generator, on-screen and system VITC displays, an integrated sample-rate converter, and audio/video delay lines. The MicroN is powered by a redundant, wide-range AC power supply and also features temperature monitoring and adaptive fan control.

Interconnecting MicroN nodes in a meshed fashion leads to a very scalable, decentralized video routing application. This approach can be used as a replacement for small to medium sized routers and offers a very flexible system design, allowing users to extend the router capacity in both signal capacity and distributed system locations by adding MicroN nodes to the network.

Operating in standalone mode, the MicroN can act as a 12x12 router and audio embedder/de-embedder with MADI SRC and delay, and also provides video frame sync and delay. In a point-to-point deployment, multiple paired MicroN units can provide all of these capabilities plus support for up to 12 bi-directional SDI I/Os, two MADI I/Os, and a Gigabit Ethernet link. Multiple MicroNs can be integrated as a central video router for redundant processing of up to 192x192 HD-SDI signals, and they can also be deployed in a distributed fashion as a decentralized video router.

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