Rainbow Bar

Video/PTZ Transmission System

Rainbow Bar

The 3800 series system for video and two way data transmisson over a single fiber is compatible with all common CCTV cameras and monitors utilizing NTSC, PAL or SECAM standards.  The full duplex bidirectional data channel is fully compatible with EIA standard RS-232 (CCITT V.24), RS-422 (CCIT X.27) or RS-485 (2wire/4wire) as configured by the user and is ideal for use with video control systems of all kinds. System consist of two units (transmitter and receiver) with optional power supplies. The transmitter and receiver are both equipped with indicator LEDs to continuously indicate the presence power as well as video and data signals.  In addition, built-in power regulators allow operation from low voltage AC sources there by providing unparalleled versatility in a fiber optic transmission system.



  • Only One Fiber Required
  • Operates With All Video Formats
  • Programmable for most duplex PTZ systems
  • Multimode and Single Mode versions
  • No Adjustments
  • Data protocol can be different or the same on the transmitting and receiving ends


  •  Security systems
  • Airport and prison monitoring
  • Teleconferencing
  • General CCTV applications
  • Near Broadcast applications
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

Benefits of Fiber Optics:

  • Immune to electrical and environmental interference
  • Total electrical isolation between ends
  • Safety isolation between ends
  • Safety in hazardous environments
  • Secure communications


  • Equipment Includes:
    Transmitter or Receiver 
    User’s Manual
    Terminal Block Connector (data)

  • System Bandwidth:
    Video: 8 MHz  • Data: 115 Kb/sec  
  • Input/Output Impedance
    75 ohms 
  • Input/Output Voltage
    1V pp  1.1V pp max
  • Signal to Noise Ratio**
    60 dB typ. CCIR weighted typical 
  • Operating Wavelength
    850 nm or 1300 nm

  • Optical Connectors
    ST, multimode  •FCPC, single mode
  • Signal Connectors
    Video: BNC    •Data: Terminal Block
  • Operating Power (per unit)
    9 to 24 VAC/DC, 5 watts
  • Operating Temperature
    -35 to +74 degrees C
  • Control Formats
    RS-232, RS-422 X.27 , RS-485 (2 or 4 wire) Switch selectable
  • Physical size (per unit)
    5.00 x 1.20 x 7.00 in (127 x 178 x 23 mm)
Wavelength  Loss (db)  Distance (km) 
850nm MM 2 fiber  0-16  0-2 
1310nm MM 2 fiber  0-15  0-15 
1310nm MM 1 fiber  0-10  0-4 
1310nm SM 2 fiber  0-20  0-50 
1310nm SM 1 fiber  0-19  0-45 
1550nm SM 2 fiber  11-28  35-90 
1550nm SM 1 fiber  11-26  40-65 
Note: Distance specifications are only approximate and are not guaranteed. Operating loss budget must not be exceeded 

*Product specifications subject to change without notice

For more information, contact:
Phone: (727) 547-8307
Fax: (727) 547-0687

E-mail: fiberoptics@metrotek.com

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