ORX 5800

Quad Fiber Optic to SDI Receiver

Datasheet Reference Manual


The ORX 5800 is a flexible four channel SDI optical to electrical converter for SDI/ASI-DVB video signals up to 3Gbit/s. Each channel has automatic input clock rate and signal presence detection with selectable signal reclocking. This module is ideally suited for demanding digital multi-format broadcast and professional applications.

Two of the input channels can be switched between standard electrical SDI inputs or optical inputs. In non-reclocked mode the module will transparently pass any data between 15Mbit/s and 3Gbit/s. Support for ASI/DVB and SMPTE 310 signals is also provided.

The standard mode of operation will directly map each input to its corresponding output. An integral 4x4 signal router can be utilized to change 1/O channel mapping when using the LYNX control system.

Up to 10 modules or 40 fiber RX channels can be supported in a standard LYNX 2RU rack frame. The Fiber SFP sub-modules are secured on the backplane allowing for module removal and hot swapping without removing any modules rear I/O fiber connections. Full remote control, status monitoring and error reporting is possible when using the LYNX control system.

NOTE: This module has advanced features and the use of APPolo control system is recommended. If installed in a RFR 5012 chassis please make sure a rack controller (RCT 5023 G) is installed in the rack.


  • Supports SDI/ASI/DVB and SMPTE 310 up to 3Gbit/s
  • Selection of 18 wavelengths available for CWDM applications
  • 4 independent Fiber RX channels and 4 x SDI outputs
  • Supports SDI/ASI/DVB and SMPTE 310 up to 3Gbit/s
  • 1260nm to 1620nm wavelength operational range
  • Selectable electrical / optical inputs for 2 channels
  • Reclocking or non-reclocking mode for each channel
  • Auto-detects input clock rate
  • Transparently pass data between 15Mbit/s and 3Gbit/s in non-reclocked mode.
  • Input presence detection with LED indication for each channel
  • Internal 4x4 signal router for flexible I/O mapping (remote only)
  • LC fiber optic connections, single mode or multimode fiber
  • Fiber SFP modules secured in backplane. Module can be removed without disconnecting the fiber cables
  • Remote control, status monitoring and error reporting when used with LYNX control system
  • SNMP error reporting when used with master controller option
  • Hot Swappable

Ordering Information

ORX 5800 Quad Fiber Optic to SDI Receiver
RFR 5014 2RU Rack Frame + Power Supply (no fans)
OH-RX-8-LC Fiber Optic Receiver Option 80km
OH-RR-8-LC Fiber Optic Dual Receiver Option 80km
RFR 5018 2RU Rack Frame plus Primary Power Supply