Cable Technology Feature Article
September 12, 2008
Thinklogical Launches Long Distance Single-Mode Fiber Optic Extension Products
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
Enabling transmission and reception of DVI Video and peripheral signals up to 40 kilometers with unsurpassed quality, Thinklogical, a designer and manufacturer of fiber optic connectivity and switching solutions, reportedly has unveiled the new VelocityKVM, a single-mode fiber optic KVM extension system.
To transmit and receive DVI video and peripheral signals up to about 25 miles, the VelocityKVM product line harnesses advanced single-mode fiber optic technology.
Often, bandwidth limitation can become a stumbling block for enterprise access and ultimately lose revenue for companies. Sometimes, the stumbling block appears in metropolitan area networks. By providing a high amount of bandwidth, Optical fiber, specifically single-mode fiber, alleviates the problem.
IBC 2008 is an ideal arena to premier a product such as the VelocityKVM product line. For Thinklogical, this product line facilitates the broadcast and post-product customers to push the boundaries beyond the limited distance that multi-mode fiber optic extension offers.
Offering excellent image quality, over a single fiber, the VelocityKVM not only extends video, it effectively supports multiple video source. The end result is error-free transmission, with no frame or bit dropping and complete immunity to interference. Offers such as dual-link DVI, one single-mode fiber, and two DVI video channel options are also available with this system.
The VelocityKVM system features a transmitter and a receiver connected by single-mode fiber optic cable. While the receiver unit provides connections to the user interface devices, the transmitter unit connects to the computer. Advanced peripheral capability supports PS2, full duplex stereo audio, serial, USB 1.0 device ports, USB 1.1 and 2.0.
“We are setting up what we call a Metro Matrix for our customers,” said Peter Henderson, vice president of business development at Thinklogical. “This gives them the ability to work with various facilities seamlessly, such as a post house to a broadcast studio, even though a considerable distance may separate the physical locations. Therefore, customers will be able to effectively manage their projects, leverage talent, take on a wider variety of projects, and work with the highest quality images where and when they are needed.”
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michael Dinan