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Dual DL-3G

What is it?

Dual DL-3G dual link to single link converterDual channel dual link to single link converter.

Reason to choose it...

You'll save on cabling and ports on your jackfields and routers. It's the most space-saving solution for interfacing between 3Gb/s dual link and single link equipment, while it's easier to keep track of left and right eye 3D pictures that you've put on a single signal.

Ideal for...

Integrating single link 3Gb/s equipment into existing dual link areas, or providing convenient transport of 3D signals on a single wire.

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  • Main features
  • Details
  • Specs
  • What outputs do I get?
  • What do I order?

Main features

  • Dual link to single link converter
  • Ideal for interfacing between 1080p dual link and 3Gb/s equipment
  • Convenient way to transport High Definition 3D signals on a single wire - makes it easier to keep track of them and uses less cabling and less router ports
  • Takes two 1.5Gb/s dual link signals or two co-timed HD streams and combines them into a single 3Gb/s signal
  • Two independent channels allow two conversions to be performed on each board
  • Optimised for use with Level B 3Gb/s signals
  • Short processing delay
  • Inputs and outputs accessed by using an appropriate rear module (RM50)
  • Housed in Indigo rack frames
  • Space-saving: 100mm x 266mm module allows 12 Dual DL-3G in 2U (six in 1U and two in desk top box)
  • Flexible control: board edge, GPI, SNMP, Statesman Lite PC software or the web browser-based VisionWeb Control
  • Five year warranty (with product registration)

Details

Combine related 1080i signals for 1080p or 3D installations

The Dual DL-3G dual link to single link converter is the most space-saving solution for interfacing between 3Gb/s dual link and single link equipment and for providing convenient transport of 3D signals on a single wire.

Combine two related 1.5Gb/s signals into 3Gb/s

The Dual DL-3G takes either two 1.5Gb/s dual link signals or two separate co-timed HD streams and combines them into a single 3Gb/s signal. The inputs and outputs are accessed by using the RM50 frame rear module.

The Dual DL-3G is optimised for use with Level B signals and has a short processing delay of 700 input pixels to help simplify your system design. The outputs are all equalised and reclocked.

Get two conversions on each board

The Dual DL-3G offers independent dual channels. This means two conversions can be performed on each board.

Save ports on jackfields and routers

The Dual DL-3G is perfect for interfacing between 1080p dual link and 3Gb/s equipment, allowing integration of new single link 3Gb/s equipment into existing dual link areas without taking up two ports on jackfields and routers.

Make your current equipment last longer

You can use the Dual DL-3G to extend the life of a big capital investment by surrounding it with low-cost dual link converters - such as future-proofing an HD mixer by ganging pairs of HD inputs and outputs and running the internal processing at 3Gb/s.

The most convenient way to transport 3D signals

The Dual DL-3G is ideal for transporting 3D programmes on a single wire using Level B processing.

The Dual DL-3G can be used to combine the left and right eye pictures generated by a pair of cameras looking at the same scene to create a High Definition 3D image and can put these combined pictures down the same wire so they stay together.

The companion product to the Dual DL-3G, the Dual 3G-DL, could then used to separate the pictures for individual video processing, such as editing.

The advantage of having 3D as a single signal

Having 3D as a single signal makes it easier to keep track of it (and removes the need to lock the two pictures together), requires less cabling and will save you valuable ports on your router: you'll only need one input or output, rather than two.

Use sources containing ancillary data

When converting Level B signals the Dual DL-3G can pass ancillary data including embedded audio.

Save rack space

Crystal Vision frameNot only is the Dual DL-3G dual channel, it is also a compact 100mm x 266mm module which fits in the standard rack frames (available in 2U, 1U and desk top box sizes) alongside the rest of the Crystal Vision products.

Choose your control

The choice of control options includes board edge switches, SNMP, the Statesman Lite PC software or the VisionWeb web browser control.

 

Specs

MECHANICAL

Standard Crystal Vision module 266mm x 100mm

Weight: 155g

Power consumption: 11 Watts

VIDEO INPUT

Two inputs of either 1080p on dual 1.5Gb/s links or two co-timed (to within 12 samples) HD streams

1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 292-1 and SMPTE 424/425-A

The video formats supported are 1080p50, 1080p59.94, or two co-timed 1080i50 or 1080i59.94 video streams

3Gb/s cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A. HD cable equalisation up to 140m with Belden 1694A or equivalent (approx. 100m with Belden 8281)

Input return loss: -15dB for 50MHz to 1.5GHz

Auto 50/59.94Hz and video format selection

VIDEO OUTPUTS

One reclocked 3Gb/s output per channel on a single 3Gb/s link using RM50 frame rear module

3Gb/s serial compliant to SMPTE 424/425-A

The video formats supported are 1080p50, 1080p59.94, or two co-timed 1080i50 or 1080i59.94 video streams combined into a SMPTE 425 Level B signal

Output follows the input format

SIGNAL CONVERSIONS AND 3D APPLICATIONS

The Dual DL-3G is a dual link to 3G converter. It takes two 1.5Gb/s dual link signals or two separate co-timed HD streams and combines them into a single 3Gb/s signal

The two co-timed HD streams could be the left and right eye pictures from an HD 3D programme which come from a pair of cameras looking at the same scene. The Dual DL-3G allows two 3D images to be combined and put down the same wire so they go the same route and stay together

The Dual DL-3G can cope with a 12 sample timing difference between the links

There are two independent channels on the board meaning two conversions can be performed

LEVELS SUPPORTED

The Dual DL-3G is designed mainly for use with Level B 3Gb/s signals

It will work with Level A signals which do not contain audio or other embedded data

The Dual DL-3G has user controllable selection of level A or B for its outputs

DELAY THROUGH BOARD

700 input pixels (Level B)

One video line plus 700 input pixels (Level A)

ANCILLARY DATA (LEVEL B ONLY)

Will pass embedded audio and other ancillary data

LED INDICATION OF:

Power supplies okay

Input 1 Link A valid

Input 1 Link B valid

Input 2 Link A valid

Input 2 Link B valid

Output 1 is encoded as Level A

Output 1 is encoded as Level B

Output 2 is encoded as Level A

Output 2 is encoded as Level B

LOCAL CONTROL

Intuitive board edge interface with two select buttons, shaft encoder and ten character alphanumeric display

REMOTE CONTROL

RS422/485

19200 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop no parity

Statesman Lite allows control and status monitoring from any PC on a network

VisionWeb Control is available via the web server on the frame and allows operation using a standard web browser on a PC or tablet

SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

Note: No operation from frame integrated control panel nor REMIND-E Ethernet control panel on this product

 

What outputs do I get?

Signal inputs and outputs are accessed by using an appropriate rear module.

The rear modules slot on to the back of the frame and typically feature BNC, D-Type, 'easywire' DIN 41612, RJ45 and optical connectors. The single and double slot rear modules can be used with all three frame sizes, while the quad slot rear modules just fit the 2U frames.

There is one rear module available for the Dual DL-3G...

RM50 rear module label and connections

More about the RM50

Connectors: 6 BNCs

Frame slots used: 1

Boards in 2U: 12

Boards in 1U: 6

Boards in desk top box: 2

Why use it: It's the only rear module for Dual DL-3G

Also used for: LKEY 3 and Safire 3

Real RM50 rear module

RM50 rear module label for Dual DL-3G

Dual DL-3G inputs and outputs with RM50 rear module

 

For more visual technical information, download the Dual DL-3G block diagram.

What do I order?

Request a quote...

Read the ordering info below then fill in this form to request a quote for the Dual DL-3G dual link to single link converter and accessories...

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Items for quote

First you need the 100mm x 266mm module...

Dual DL-3G
Dual channel dual link to single link converter

Next choose your frame size and power supplies - from 2U to desk top box...

Indigo 2AE
2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 2SE
CoolFlow 2U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to 12 Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE
1U frame with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1AE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU and integrated control panel for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo 1SE-DP
1U frame with power supply redundancy and active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to six Crystal Vision modules. Includes two fixed PS-80i power supplies. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
Indigo DT
Desk top box with passive front panel for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply
Indigo DTSE
Desk top box with active front panel featuring smart CPU for up to two Crystal Vision modules. Includes fixed power supply. Allows Ethernet connection to a PC
PSU-160i
160 Watts power supply for 1U (non-DP) and 2U frames. 1U frames require one PSU-160i (no redundancy). 2U frames require either one PSU-160i (no redundancy) or two PSU-160i if power supply redundancy is required

You need a rear module to access your inputs and outputs...

RM50
Single slot frame rear module. Allows maximum number of Dual DL-3G in frame (12 in 2U, six in 1U, two in desk top box). Gives access to two inputs of either 1080p on dual 1.5Gb/s links or two co-timed HD streams and provides one reclocked 3Gb/s output per channel on a single 3Gb/s link

Finally - control. Use board edge switches, a web browser running the free VisionWeb Control (included within the frame software), or alternatively order one of the items below...

Statesman Lite
Free-of-charge PC Control System - download the latest version
SNMP
SNMP monitoring and control available as a frame option

 

 

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