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BrightEye 46 3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter

BrightEye 46 3G/HD/SD/ASI Electrical to Optical Converter

  • Optical Transmitter
  • Use with HD or SD signals
  • 3G HD, Level A or Level B supported
  • Passes Embedded Audio
  • Electrical to Optical Converter
  • Use with ASI Signals
  • Serves as a Distribution Amplifier

BrightEye 46 is an electrical to optical converter and distribution amplifier that can be used with standard definition video signals, 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s high definition signals, or ASI signals. The video input is reclocked and presented on four BNCs and is also converted to an optical signal and presented on an optical LC connector. This optical output can drive single mode fiber to a distance of 20 kilometers. With an optical launch power attenuator, multi-mode fiber can also be used with BrightEyes.

This is a simple device with no USB port and no interface to BrightEye Mac or PC software. Front panel indicators show the presence of an input signal and power.

Serial Digital Input


  • Number: One
  • Signal Type:
    • 270 Mb/s SD Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M)
    • 1.485 Gb/s HD Serial Digital (SMPTE 274M or 296M)
  • Impedance: 75 O
  • Return Loss: > 15 dB
  • Max Cable Length:
    • 300 meters for 270 Mb/s
    • 100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
  • Automatic Input Cable Equalization


Serial Digital Output


  • Number: Four
  • Signal Type: HD/SD/ASI Serial Digital (SMPTE 259M or SMPTE 274M or 296M), follows input
  • Impedance: 75 O
  • Return Loss: > 15 dB
  • Output DC : None (AC coupled)


Optical Output


  • Number: One
  • Type: SD and ASI (SMPTE 297M, optical equivalent of 259M); HD (SMPTE 274M, 292M or 296M)
  • Wavelength: 1310 nm (1550 by special order)
  • Power: -7 dBm
  • Max Cable Length: 20 km
  • Fiber Type: Single Mode or Multi-mode compatible with 8 dB attenuation at transmit end
  • Connector: LC


General Specifications


  • Size: 5.625” W x 0.8” H x 5.5” D (143 mm x 20 mm x 140 mm) including connectors
  • Power: 12 volts, 7 watts (100-230 VAC modular power supply not included)
  • Temperature Range: 0 to 40° C ambient
  • Relative Humidity: 0 to 95° non-condensing