IRT Electronics offers the MDC-4910 network interface adapter designed to convert SMPTE-310M signals to ASI signals for transmission down an ASI link.
The SMPTE-310 to ASI network interface adapter is part of a family of network interface adapters used for converting between the commonly used MPEG2 Transport Stream formats for video distribution in the broadcast industry.
With the MDC-4910, a SMPTE-310M type signal at either 8 VSB (19.393 Mb/s) or 16 VSB (38.785 Mb/s) rate is converted to an ASI type of signal for transmission down an ASI link.
The MDC-4910 also does the reciprocal conversion of an SMPTE-310M ASI encoded signal back to the original SMPTE-310M signal.
The MDC-4910 can be used at either transmission end or receiving end. Both conversions operate independently from each other allowing the one card to be used in a bi‑directional link.
Inputs are automatically equalised for lengths of up to 200m of Belden 8281 or equivalent cable.
Front panel LEDs indicate when a valid SMPTE‑310M signal or ASI signal is present and the rate at which it operates. A relay alarm indicates if there is an input data rate violation.
The MDC-4910 network interface adapter is designed to fit IRT’s standard Eurocard frames and may be used alongside any other of IRT’s Eurocards as well as in conjunction with IRT’s ASI interface cards.