Artel Announces Interoperation between DL4000 and Media Links MD8000 Video Transport Platforms

This enables customers to take full advantage of MD8000’s strength as a networking platform and DL4000’s strengths as a cost, space and power efficient platform for edge and tributary applications. The test included operation between Artel’s DLC300, DLC170AD, DLC170DA, and DLC270 modules and Media Links MD8000-VIF. In addition to SD-SDI, DVB-ASI, HD-SDI, and ATSC, the DL4000 enables the transport of Composite NTSC or PAL Analog Video over Media Links IP and SONET networks.

“As ILECs, CLECs, and CATV operators expand their triple play networks, interoperation between platforms becomes a critical part of their decision in choosing equipment. With that in mind, Artel has been careful to design the platform with industry standard interfaces,” said Richard Dellacanonica President of Artel Video Systems. “This enables the DL4000 to interoperate with many IP and SONET based networking products including Media Links MD8000. We will continue this design methodology as we expand the platform.”

About DL4000 Video Transport PlatformReleased in 2007, the DL4000 is a state of the art video transport platform designed to meet requirements for reliable optical transport of broadcast quality video in all standard formats including 3G-SDI. Designed for use by Telcos, CLECs, Cable TV Operators, and Video Service Providers the DL4000 is the most space efficient, power efficient, flexible, and cost effective video transport platform on the market.

About MD8000 Media Transport SystemThe MD8000 is a next-generation media networking system that provides an unmatched level of flexibility and signal integrity for all types of video, audio and data transport applications. By combining a wide variety of signal and network interfaces with an integrated non-blocking switching fabric, the MD8000 goes beyond what has been possible before today. Through the use of an innovative architecture, coupled with extensive development and deployment experience, the MD8000 is able to provide an unprecedented level of performance.

About Media Links, Inc.Media Links, Inc. headquartered in Milford, CT, provides the technologies of choice to transport professional video signals reliably over contribution and primary distribution networks. It offers the only product suite today that enables adaptation of video to dark fiber, SONET/SDH, 270Mb and Ethernet-based networks enabling service providers to economically convert and move video onto their multi-service networks. For more information on Media Links please visit

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