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MultiDyne Unveils ‘The BullDog’ Audiovisual Transport System

Solution enables camera operators to transmit any camera signal

MultiDyne, a provider of fiber-optic based audiovisual transport solutions, unveiled The BullDog, a fiber based, video-transport system that enables professional-camera-operators to transmit any camera signal.

The signals The BullDog will transmit are HD-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, GPIOs, tally and power, as well as eight HD-SDI signals in any direction, all from a single fiber cable, MultiDyne said.

 “The engineering team at MultiDyne develops real-world fiber-transport solutions that solve our customers’ greatest needs, in this case the requirement for additional transmission capabilities in a smaller, more rugged package,” said Frank Jachetta, MultiDyne’s president. “With the ability to transmit any camera signal plus an extra eight HD-SDI signals from one fiber cable, The BullDog packs a huge punch in a small, lightweight unit that is perfect for outdoor use,” he said.

The BullDog can transport as many as eight SDI-video signals, including up to a 3G HD-SDI uncompressed signal with embedded or separate program audio, MultiDyne said. In addition, a return-video option also supports up to 3G HD-SDI-video for Viewfinder or other external monitors, according to the company.

In addition, the unit enables operators to achieve camera control/RCP paint functions through one of the three available data channels, and an additional back channel is available for camera sync or genlock, the company said. Several options are available for optical connectivity including Neutrik opticalCON and Lemo 304M, the firm said. 

The BullDog is capable of operating on a lightweight battery pack, local power or with remote power over SMPTE hybrid fiber cable utilizing MultiDyne’s JUICE power supply, according to the company.

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