Phoenix is a modular fiber transport system that allows users to configure a system consisting of multiple video, audio, data and contact signals in a variety of topologies including point to point, linear and split linear, self heating ring, and mixed configurations in a drop/repeat/insert environment.
A Phoenix system can support 255 nodes, 16 duplex videos, 16 duplex audios, 16 duplex streams and 32 duplex contacts. Up to 16 full-frame real-time video feeds can be distributed simultaneously across a network. Because the video is not compressed, each signal comes through the fiber as broadcast-quality images.
The video input module occupies one video input slot and supports up to four NTSC/PAL input signals. Each chassis is capable of supporting up to four video input modules, for a total of 16 inputs per node. The video input module utilizes 8-bit processing as well as a signal-to-noise ratio of > 55 dB that assures clean, noise-free video signals.
The card detects the presence of video for each channel and converts it from baseband to a digital signal. It can also transmit board status and details serially to the controller in the chassis's front panel, where a menu system gives the user options for increased functionality.