EXTRON LAUNCHES FIBRE OPTIC CONTROL INSERTER
Extron Electronics has introduced FOX II RS 104, a four-port RS-232 inserter for long-haul transmission of control signals to remote source and destination equipment over fibre optic cabling.
Each port provides a bidirectional fibre optic connection to an Extron FOX II or FOX Series transmitter or receiver for the Ethernet insertion and extraction of control data, while maintaining a continuous pass-through link for video and audio.
“System designers and integrators are always looking for ways to streamline the cable infrastructure in installations with a separate control system,” says Extron sales and marketing vice president Casey Hall. “By using the Ethernet connection to insert control data into the fibre optic AV signal, the FOX II RS 104 allows a centrally located control processor to communicate with remote devices over the fibre optic infrastructure, eliminating the need for separate wiring.”
RS-232 data from the Ethernet port is inserted onto one or more of the fibre optic outputs, providing remote monitoring and control. Reclocking on the unit’s buffered fibre optic outputs ensures signal integrity and transmits the fibre optic signal at its original power level.
The inserter maintains the performance of the optical signal transmission while providing bidirectional control from a control processor, eliminating the need for separate control system wiring to remote devices. Available in multimode and singlemode models, it is compatible with FOX II Series transmitters and receivers, as well as Extron’s FOX Series matrix switchers, distribution amplifiers, and extenders.
Source: media release
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