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AOptix demos laser wireless links to replace fiber HD connections


Getting HD highlights out of our favorite sports may be getting just a bit easier, now that AOptix has successfully tested a Free Space Optical (FSO) laser communications link to replace traditional fiber runs for an unspecified sports network. With demos from the GM Building in New York and over 3.2Km in San Jose, the company says it can handle up to 10 Gbps,more than enough for uncompressed 1080i or 720p transmissions. Like every other new broadcast tech, it plans for a display at NAB 2008, so just keep in mind the next time the local public access station says they can't broadcast your little snowflake's field hockey game in HD because "there are no HD feeds at the park" they're just not trying hard enough.

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