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***Embrionix created the world’s first 12G-SDI (12G UHD-SDI) Coaxial product for NAB 2014 - 2014-04-03

April 3rd, 2014 - Laval, Quebec — Embrionix, the leader in video SFP and advanced video emSFP products, is proud to announce the creation of the world’s first UHD 12G-SDI video SFP. The coaxial UHD 12G-SDI SFP is the first video SFP to support bit rates from 50 Mbps to 11.88 Gbps. The modules are available in dual transmitter UHD 12G-SDI and dual receiver UHD 12G-SDI; the transceiver model will be available soon. The coaxial advanced emSFPs were presented to Embrionix partners this week. A live demonstration of the UHD 12G-SDI emSFPs will be available next week at NAB 2014.

“Currently 4K 60Hz is developed by combining multiple HD or 3G signals, for example 4 x 3G-SDI. Our on-going development with content providers around the world has guided us towards the UHD 12G-SDI dual channel video SFP. This will minimize the number of cables, and increase the bandwidth capacity per SFP meaning you can now think about 24G-SDI dual links with one tiny video emSFP.  We have confirmed all video data rates over 50 m using coaxial cables”, said Sarkis Abrahamian, VP Business Development at Embrionix.

“In addition to the coaxial 12G UHD-SDI, we will showcase an optical 12G UHD-SDI Video SFP at NAB 2014 next week” Abrahamian added. The higher bandwidth required to transport 4K, 8K, and 16K pushes the capacity requirements heavily. Coaxial connectivity will obviously limit performance and distance at these data rates, and is the reason why fibre will continue to have a clear path for connectivity.


Embrionix will be showcasing this technology at NAB 2014, booth N3738. Our modules will also be used in more than 30 booths at NAB this year, demonstrating the flexibility and possibilities around our SFP and emSFP modules.

About Embrionix


Embrionix provides a new approach in the product interface market for broadcast manufacturers.  Embrionix designs and builds innovative, advanced SMPTE VIDEO SFPs to close the gap between 12G UHD-SDI, 6G UHD-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI fibre optic deployments, 12G UHD-SDI, 6G UHD-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI coaxial deployments, and emerging technology deployments, such as HDMI, composite video, and Ethernet.  By leveraging its core competencies in video broadcast, the company provides SFP modules (emSFP) with the highest level of flexibility to major broadcasters in the industry. Embrionix headquarter is based in Laval, Quebec.  Embrionix sales, representative, and distribution offices are located in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, South America, Germany, France, Israel, and Japan. For more information on pricing and availability, please visit or contact us at