Stratos Optical plays key role in NEP ND3 truck

The sweat on their brows, the dimples on the ball, the detail of the grass — this summer’s hot Pro Golf Tour has never looked sharper in the homes, clubs and sports bars of fans around the world. Behind these popular, high visibility HDTV broadcasts is NEP Supershooters. And enabling the vital fiberoptic connectivity needed for a flawless live production are miniature video media converters (M-VMC’s) and video media converter racks (VMCR’s) from Stratos Optical Technologies.

Stratos Optical Technologies is a leading innovator of fiber connectivity solutions for broadcasters, offering a full line of products for fiber transport of HDTV signals from the source, between production trucks, and all point-to-point HD signal deployment. The VMC’s employed by NEP Supershooters for the Pro Golf Tour are recognized as the best of breed among broadcasters. They provide the necessary media conversion between legacy BNC-equipped 75-ohm coax equipment to a fiber link that eliminates distance restrictions and re- clocking issues encountered with HDTV signal deployment.

Also employed for the PGA Tour are Stratos VMCR kits. These provide rugged 1-RU high housing, power and diagnostics for up to 16 channels of BNC-to-fiber conversion. Inside, transmit and receive modules can be custom configured to accommodate various OB, ENG and studio assignments.

The PGA tour is not the first high profile showing for the Stratos products — they were performing behind the scenes for Hollywood’s red carpet awards night, Super Bowl XXXVIII, and the Olympics to name a few. As fiber becomes the standard for live productions and more fiber networks are installed in new and existing stadiums, Stratos’ expanding product line offers reliable solutions for bringing crystal clear images home to the viewer.

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