Avid Pro Tools | MTRX SFP/LC – Opt module multi mode 1300 nm low output LED

1300 nm optical LED transceiver module for Pro Tools | MTRX MADI I/O

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This optical transceiver is designed for use with the Avid Pro Tools | MTRX – Call 323-845-1145 to learn more about what MTRX can do for your workflow.

64-channel bi-directional, small form-factor plug-able (SFP) transceiver for use with Pro Tools | MTRX MADI module and Dual MADI I/O option cards

 The MTRX SFP/LC optical module is an SFP transceiver with an LC connector. LC stands for Lucent Connector, Little Connector or Local connector. The MTRX SFP/LC transceiver can send and receive 64 MIDI channels at 1300nm (nanometer) wavelength, which allows longer cable runs. Up to two Pro Tools | MTRX SFP/LC transceivers can be fitted into either the MTRX MADI module or MTRX Dual MADI I/O option card. The right port of the SFP connector is the receiver and the left port is the transmitter. This module operates with an LED light source.

Avid Pro Tools | MTRX SFP/LC optical module in one take:

  • 64-channel, optical module for Pro Tools | MTRX MADI module and Dual MADI I/O option card
  • Small form-factor plug-able LC (Lucent Connector)
  • 1300nm wavelength for long cable runs
  • LED light source

 MADI Module and Dual MADI I/O option card—what’s the difference?

The MTRX MADI module is a small form daughter board that fits underneath the Pro Tools | MTRX motherboard, becoming integral to the MTRX base unit. The MADI module connectors appear in the MTRX base unit in the optical I/O slot above the DigiLink connectors. The Dual MADI I/O option card is a full-length PCIe card that fits into one or more of the eight expansion slots on the MTRX rear panel.

Which should I use, 850nm or 1300nm, LED or laser?

 Wavelength—There are three common wavelengths used for optical fiber transmissions; 850nm, 1300nm, and 1500nm. The first two are commonly used for multi-mode MADI cards. 850nm, which uses 100BASE-SX cable, is a lower cost alternative due to the use of short wavelength optics, which are significantly less expensive than the long wavelength options used in 100BASE-FX. Maximum cable runs are approximately 1,000 ft., while 1300nm can travel as far as 6,600 feet.

MADI cards that use the 1300nm wavelength are generally found in digital live sound consoles, such as those by Soundcraft, Studer, and Yamaha. Consult your owners manual or manufacturer for your system’s optical wavelength.

Light source: LEDs are a more cost-effective light source, whereas laser is more powerful, operates at faster speeds and is capable of transmitting light more accurately over longer distances. Naturally, laser light sources are more expensive.

For more information, on which optical module to use with your Pro Tools | MTRX, consult with your Westlake Pro sales consultant or systems integrator.  

Avid Pro Tools | MTRX Full Feature List

Amazing 64-channel Pro Tools HD interface with massive routing matrix, extensive monitor control, and precision DAD conversion, can be the nerve center of any studio regardless of audio format

  • Capture and play back audio in the highest audio quality possible—up to 384kHz PCM and DSD64/DSD128
  • Customize the interface for your needs, whether you want 48 analog channels, 64 digital, or something in between
  • Choose from a wide variety of I/O, including mic pres, Dante, MADI, AES3, and 3G-SDI
  • Get the versatility you need to connect with the widest array of gear, devices, and environments
  • Use as a 64-channel interface to Pro Tools | HD or standalone
  • Gain flexible routing and monitoring control with the included DADman software and Pro | Mon 2
  • Use one interface for multiple applications, including music recording, Dolby Atmos, live sound, multi Pro Tools post workflows, monitor control, and more
  • Remotely control up to 48 mic preamps per interface from both DADman and Pro Tools | S6
  • Configure your monitor section as you need it with multiple speaker sets
  • Build custom fold-down templates to instantly switch between monitor formats
  • Sum stems and sources to feed monitor outputs using Pro | Mon as a 256 x 32 summing mixer
  • Work with multiple audio formats, from mono and stereo, to 64 channels of audio output
  • Get a quick glimpse into your signal status and session activity on the front- panel display


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