BCI Adds New Products to Equip Existing Audi/Video Matrix Router/Switch Equipment with Fiber Optic Ports

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BCI's new MCP-1000 Media converter platform has been certified for use with existing copper based matrix/routing switches to enable them to supply as needed, fiber optic ports for the transmission of video , audio and data.

Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) announces the release of the new MCP-1000 series which is a high-performance fiber optic audio/video (AV) media conversion center. The MCP-1000 transforms currently existing copper based AV matrix router/switches by functionally equipping them with fiber optic ports for long-distance, high-bandwidth audio/video transmission. The enabling of fiber optic ports in an as-needed, per-port, basis, allows the system designer or end-user the ability to designate one or all router/switch ports as fiber optic transmission. This provides for the greatest flexibility in configuring their AV matrix routers/switches for fiber connectivity.

The MCP-1000 will work with any brand of AV matrix routers/switches, including, but not limited to Extron, AutoPatch/AMC, Utah Scientific, PESA, Sierra Video/Kramer Electronics, NVision, and many others. A wide variety of audio/video/data interfaces is available in the MCP-1000, including, but not limited to, DVI, RGB, YPbPr, HD-SDI, SDI, S-video, composite video, 10/100 or Gigabit Ethernet, stereo audio, AES/EBU or SPDIF audio, RS-232/422, etc. In addition, the MCP-1000 comes with options for multimode or singlemode fiber, CWDM, 1+1 protection, etc.

Dr. Freddie Lin, CEO and President of BCI stated, "The MCP-1000 product reflects state of the art design work and is a result of customer requests to add fiber optic connectivity in their existing AV matrix routers/switches. The MCP-1000 AV media converter to AV router/switch in the Broadcast/Pro-AV industry is comparable to Ethernet media converter to Ethernet router/switch in the Information Technology (IT) industry. Generally, the Ethernet switch/router has all-copper interfaces to optimize cost savings, and a separate Ethernet media converter is used to provide "as needed" fiber conversion. The MCP-1000 is specifically designed for that same purpose, to maintain the lowest AV matrix router/switch equipment system cost, while adding fiber optic connectivity at will."

Broadata Communications, Inc. (BCI) develops manufactures, and markets leading edge, fiber optic, multimedia communication products. The company's patented products include audio, video, and data delivery over optical fiber for advanced multimedia, broadcast, and network transmission applications. BCI's multimedia platforms enable end-users to implement multiple applications, conventionally requiring multiple optical transceivers and fiber links over a unified platform, needing only a single optical link. For more information visit the BCI Web site at http://www.broadatacom.com or call 800-214-0222.

For more information from BCI, contact:

Don Hosmer

Broadata Communications, Inc.

310-530-1416, Ext. 233

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