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LightViper: Sound at the Speed of Light

Now available from Group Technologies is the LightViper brand of Fiber Optics for the Pro-Audio industry. The LightViper range includes Optical Snake Products, Breakout Cables, Fiber Cable and a range of Accessories to complement the line up. Moreover, Mic/Line Level Analog or AES3 Digital Audio can be transmitted via the Fibre system, and customers have the choice of different Fibre connectors making LightViper one of the most versatile and cost-effective systems available.

The LightViper product is very affordable, with complete systems starting at an amazing $12,000 (AUD), and is fust what the industry’s been waiting for; a digital core system with all the flexibility but without the monster price tag or the pilot’s licence to make it work.

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Control signals can be passed from front of house via the built-in RS-422 support using the optional DGL-422 adapter, or the optional MD-3 which provides an RS422, RS232 and MIDI control interface. In addition, the optional 10/100 Ethernet module can be used for applications where Ethernet control is needed.

There are many benefits to using fiber optic cable instead of copper cable. Some of the most important advantages concern fiber‘s inherently superior dielectric properties. Since optical fiber has no metallic components, it is unsurpassed for providing complete electrical isolation as well as noise immunity.

LightViper VIM-1808/VIM-08088: Channel Digital Drive Snake for 1832 System. 8x8 Tie Lines with AES3 Digital I/O
LightViper VIM-1808/VIM-08088: Channel Digital Drive Snake for 1832 System. 8x8 Tie Lines with AES3 Digital I/O

Additionally, the low signal attenuation performance and superior signal integrity found in fiber optical systems facilitate much longer runs for signal transmission than metal-based systems.

FiberPlex was founded in 1987, by five engineers, inspired by new technology in the field of fiber optics. They saw its potential for the future of communications, and understood its value to governmental and civilian security. Over the years, they have developed devices for SCIF and TEMPEST applications. They hold patents for an innovative Wave Guide Filter, designed for cabling through shielded enclosure walls.

LightViper VIS-1832Analog Snake Head for 1832 System32x8 Stage Box with 3-stage Mic Preamplifiers
LightViper VIS-1832Analog Snake Head for 1832 System32x8 Stage Box with 3-stage Mic Preamplifiers

With a strong interest in music and pro-audio, using fiber optic technology they pioneered, FiberPlex released the LightViper, a revolutionary, lightweight audio snake.

FiberPlex is a customer-driven designer, developer, and manufacturer of fiber optical devices, and equipment. From its beginning, FiberPlex has produced their high performance, communications devices. Automated manufacturing capability extends their high standards of quality control to the production line, while controlling production costs.

The LightViper range of Optical Fiber products is available now from Group Technologies. For further information please contact GT

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