Kestrel 4xSMPTE 424M / DVI Media Converters

Kestrel Media Converter

Moog Protokraft Kestrel series 4xSMPTE 424M (3G-SDI) or 1xDVI fiber optic link extenders consist of optoelectronic conversion functions integrated into a wall or floor mounted MIL-DTL-38999 connector assembly. The optical transmitters are high output 850 nm VCSELs. The optical receivers consist of GaAs PIN and preamplifier assemblies and limiting postamplifiers. The electrical connector interface to the Kestrel is a D38999 / 19-18 quadrax connector enabling interconnection to a standard SMPTE 424M or DVI connector interface with a quadrax cable adaptor. The optical connector interface is an EN4531 / 3645 compliant vibration, hard fiber interface.

Kestrel series fiber optic link extenders use vibration isolated, environmentally hardened components that are designed for use in harsh environment applications.


  • Supports 4xSMPTE424 or 1xDVI
  • Optical fiber link distances up to 500 m
  • Operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C
  • Shock, vibration and immersion resistant per MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-1344
  • Aluminum alloy enclosure and MIL-DTL-38999 shells are strong, durable, corrosion resistant and lightweight
  • EN4531 / 3645 compliant optical fiber connector interface
  • D38999 / quadrax electrical interface provides robust interconnection to platform wiring
  • Sealed against liquid and solid contaminants
  • Shock and vibration resistant
  • 28 VDC (16 - 36 VDC) power supply

Note: Other wavelength, mounting and port count options are available.

Typical Applications

Kestrel series wall or floor mounted 4xSMTPE 424M (3G-SDI) and DVI fiber optic link extenders enable high speed video transmission over long distances in harsh environments.

  • Fiber optic link extension
  • Remote camera clusters
  • Alternative camera configurations
  • Remote display applications (DVI copper links limited to 10 m)