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HubBox HB-T1310

The HubBox HB-T1310 optical transmitter from Utah Scientific converts single SDI signals to optical fiber. The HB-T1310 supports 3G-, HD-, and SD-SDI as well as DVB/ASI, with support for data rates from 2Mbps to 3Gbps.

The HUBbox™ comes equipped with AutoSFP® functionality, similar to the XFD line. This technology makes the HUBbox™ extremely flexible. Simply by replacing the SFP it can easily be changed into a dual receiver, dual transmitter or a transceiver.


We’ve also added dual BNCs per channel to the design, giving dual outputs or loop-trough. It is housed in a compact and rugged aluminium case ideally suited to both studio and portable applications.


The HUBbox™ is perfect for using with an XFD system where one or two signals are required remotely.


Technical Specs

• AutoSFP® functionality
• Loop-through output with reclocked SDI
• Multi-rate reclocking with automatic rate detection and automatic bypass for non SDI data rates
• Automatic Cable Equalization
• LEDs display power and SDI lock status
• Locking DC jack
• Optical LC/PC connector
• Delivered with 1310nm Fabry-Perot laser
• Typical Link lengths at 2.97Gbps:
– Up to 30km @ 9μm SMF
• Excellent performance with SDI-Checkfield test signal at SD-, HD- and 3G-SDI
• Use in conjunction with HUBbox™ T1310-T1310 or a Utah Scientific XFD system for a complete fiber transmit/receive system

General Operating Conditions

Operating temperature: -20 to +55 °C
Supply voltage (Vcc) 11 27 V
Dimensions 63.5mm x 84mm x 30mm (excluding connectors)
Weight 145g


Electrical Characteristics

Supported standards:
– SMPTE: 292M-2008, 259M-2008, 297M-2006, 424M-2006
– DVBASI: EN50083-9
– Laser safety: Class 1 21CFR and IEC60825-1


Number of IN/OUT BNCs: 2 (transmitter input or receiver output)
Number of OUT BNCs: 2 (transmitter loop-throuh or receiver output)
Typical input cable length equalization:
– Up to 140m of Belden 1694A @ 2.97Gbps
– Up to 200m of Belden 1694A @1.485Gbps
– Up to 400m of Belden 1694A @270Mbps


Output signal level: 800mVp-p ±10%
Connectors: BNC
Impedance: 75ohm
Return loss: ≥15 dB [5-1485 MHz], ≥10dB [1485-2970MHz]
LED Indicators: Power, SFP type and SDI lock
Data rate: 2 to 3000 Mbps


Transmitter Optical Characteristics

Transmitting circuit fiber: Single Mode (9/125μm), Multi Mode compatible
Light source: Fabry-Perot laser
Optical output power: -6 to -0 dBm, -2 typical
Optical extinction ratio: 5 dB
Optical center wavelength: 1290 to 1330 nm, 1310 typical
Spectral line width 1.5 to 3 nm
Optical rise/fall time (20-80%) 115 to 135 ps

Typical link length with 9μm SMF:
@ 2.97 Gbit/s: 10 km
@ 1.485 Gbit/s: 20 km
@ 270 Mbit/s: 30 km


What Our Customers Have To Say About Us

“As a well-known provider of dependable, worry-free routers with the world’s best warranty, Utah Scientific was an easy choice to supply the routers for this value-added solution.”
– Peter Schut, Senior Vice President, Media Infrastructure, EVS
“Based on our ongoing and successful partnership with Utah Scientific, we already have firsthand experience with the company’s engineering excellence, product reliability, and first-rate service and support.”
– Todd Mason, Founder and CEO, BMG (Broadcast Media Group)
“Utah Scientific has outstanding brand recognition in the studio and mobile broadcast markets and a stellar reputation for reliability, longevity, and customer service.”
– Michel Suissa, Managing Director of Professional Solutions, The Studio-B&H
“The new Utah Scientific system has made a huge difference in our production capabilities, allowing us to handle five times the programming output of the old facility.”
– David Finer, Manager, City Channel Pittsburgh

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