LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. — MultiDyne Fiber-Optic Systems recently announced the launch of a line of affordable, compact, and portable signal conversion modules called the Mini eXchange Series. The Mini eXchange Series converters feature a small, flat form factor that facilitates easy installation behind a monitor, in the back of a rack or directly on a camera rig.
Each MultiDyneAV module is dedicated to a specific application, with the first models supporting HD-SDI-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-SDI conversion. MultiDyne will continue to make other format converters available in the future as part of the company’s new AV portfolio.
The MultiDyneAV Mini eXchange Series boxes are smaller and more affordable than similar products on the market, while leveraging the company’s years of signal processing experience in the professional video production industry.
Video producers typically employ mini converters on set and throughout their facilities to use low-cost, commercial off-the-shelf flat-screen HD monitors and video walls. On a movie set, the Mini eXchange Series can be used to convert SDI signals to HDMI, enabling users to preview what the camera is seeing. In addition, the converters can be used to display HDMI signals from a computer on a low-cost monitor. The new MultiDyneAV Mini eXchange Series boxes have already found a home in many such applications.
“At the end of the day, you have a $200 solution that allows you to take an SDI signal and put it on a standard monitor from a local retailer and display or preview beautiful HD pictures,” said Frank Jachetta, president of MultiDyne. “That’s the strategy for this new MultiDyneAV line. We want to provide affordable solutions that don’t compromise quality or reliable performance.”
The two new MultiDyneAV Mini eXchange Series compact converters are now shipping for $200 and are covered by MultiDyne’s “no questions asked” replacement policy. In addition, they come standard with a universal power supply that includes international plug connections for global use and can also run off battery power if required.