As we are witnessing the rapid evolution of the optical transport networks for high capacity data transport, it is time to pay attention to the needs of video Broadcast market and address its unique requirements (such as copper based interfaces, pathological pattern encoding schemes and various video rates) while enabling it to share the same fiber and OTN (Optical Transport Network) infrastructure as other common telecommunication protocols such as Ethernet, SONET/SDH and Fibre Channel. PacketLight’s video transport solutions treat the variety of video interfaces such as SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and DVB-ASI as a common part of the optical and fiber network solution, seamlessly integrating it without the need for external convertors. Thus, PacketLight’s solutions enable the utilization of the existing optical transport network and/or dark fiber for cost effective, managed video transport for Broadcast companies and carriers.
PacketLight solutions offer two types of video transport methods:
- Muxponder based solution: aggregating multiple video service and rates into single standards based 10G OTU2 OTN uplink, either over Metro/ long haul optical network or dedicated dark fiber.
- Transponder based solution: coloring each video service to different wavelength and multiplexing them over the same fiber
Both solutions enable the reduction of the number of fibers needed for the video applications and data transport between the sites, thus reducing the infrastructure costs as well as enabling carriers to add video services on top of their existing OTN metro or long distance back bone infrastructure.
Supported Video Interfaces and Features
Video support in PacketLight's transponder solutions
Video rate support in PacketLight's Muxponder solutions