DLC103 - 3G Optical Transceiver

DigiLink is a state-of-the-art modular platform leveraging Artel’s 30 years of carrier-class video transport experience. DigiLink is specifically designed to meet the need for a low cost, rugged, and simplified design for transporting broadcast-quality video and Ethernet across IP networks, direct fiber, and optical backbones.

The most deployed solution for the North American metro-regional video-over-fiber market, DigiLink is used by all major broadcasters and networks for their critical contribution feeds for major sporting, news, and live events. DigiLink is the industry’s gold standard for simplicity of design, legendary reliability, and cost-effectiveness. A tightly integrated platform, it also offers uncompressed video-over-IP transport and integrated video and Ethernet switching.

DLC103 Module

The DLC103 is a flexible, cost-effective, bi-directional fiber optic transport module for all digital video formats ranging from 19.39 Mb/s to 2.97 Gb/s. The single-module DLC103 is user configurable to function as a transmitter, receiver, transceiver, repeater, or 4-channel distribution amplifier.

The DLC103 can be deployed in all DigiLink chassis. Optics are industry standard, externally accessible transceiver SFPs in 1310 nm, 1550 nm and 18 CWDM wavelengths. All of these features add up to make the DLC103 the most flexible, easy-to-deploy, and reliable single channel digital video optical transport module ever developed.

Downloads: Datasheet / Quick Start Guide

Single card configurable as:

  • Transmit (electrical to optical)
  • Receive (optical to electrical)
  • Bi-directional (independent transmit and receive)
  • Repeat/Regenerate (optical to optical)
  • 4-channel distribution amplifier

Automatic rate selection of all digital video formats:

  • 2.967 Gb/s 3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M)
  • 1.485 Gb/s HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M)
  • 270 Mb/s
  • SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M-C, ITU 656)
  • SDTI (SMPTE 305M)
  • 19.39 Mb/s ATSC (SMPTE 310M)

Externally accessible SFP transceiver optics

  • Optical budget to 30dB
  • WDM (1310 nm, 1550 nm)
  • CWDM ITU G.694.2 (channels 1271-1611)


  • Optical via SFPs
  • Electrical input (1) and outputs (3) via 75 ohm BNC
  • Input from and output to other modules in DigiLink chassis (via backplane)

Multiple monitor options

  • Front panel monitor selectable between optical input and optical output (HD-BNC)
  • Front and rear panel status LEDs

Remote management via DL-Manager

  • No external software required
  • HTTP or SNMPv2
  • Monitor
  • Configure
  • Upgrade firmware

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