Norwia Simplifies 12G-SDI/4K Fiber Distribution

Norwia has enhanced its 4K/12G UHD-SDI transport technology for higher bandwidth signals by adding AutoSFP technology to simplify distribution.

Norwia said the addition of AutoSFP to its miniHUB platform is already benefitting operators with its flexibility and cost-saving architecture. The company said the distribution requirements for outside broadcasts change depending upon the event. While one project can demand 16 channels of HD-SDI video, the next may require 12 channels of HD-SDI plus a Gigabit Ethernet channel.

The miniHUB platform can deliver both projects with ease, Norwia said, and a single card can be seamlessly changed by simply swapping the SFP (Small Form Pluggable) modules.

The AutoSFP functionality automatically configures the card instantly when the SFP’s are inserted. In a matter of seconds the signal direction can be altered, all by swapping the SFP.

One card can solve a multitude of problems and eliminates the need for the user to carry an additional card for each system. By combining the 4K/UHD 12G-SDI solution with AutoSFP technology, Norwia has created a flexible alternative. The new product can be incorporated into existing miniHUB systems, including its CWDM multiplexed solutions.

“4K has finally progressed from being an industry buzzword to emerging as a true consumer proposition,” said Tracey Ford, Norwia’s chief sales and marketing officer. “4K production is well on the way to being the standard and live TV productions, especially sports, will become increasingly dependent on 4K.

“To facilitate this, much higher bandwidth signals need to be used for contribution. Launching our 4K/UHD 12G-SDI solution signals our commitment to providing broadcasters with a cost-effective and efficient solution to transition elegantly to 4K.”

Norwia miniHub.

Norwia miniHub.

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