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XLINK Fiber Optic SFP Frame

The Evertz 3505FR-XLINK is a high-capacity bulk optical conversion platform. With the ability to accommodate 64 Evertz 3405 series SFP's, up to 128 optical to electrical or electrical to optical conversions may be performed in a single frame. Occupying only 2RU of rack space, the 3505FR-XLINK is the industry's highest density optical conversion platform making it ideal for space-limited applications. The 3505FR-XLINK is intended for extending Evertz X-LINK connections over fiber. Up to four X-LINK cables can be extended per 3505FR-XLINK frame. These extensions may be X-LINK transmit or receive, depending on whether 3405 transmit or receive SFP's are installed in the frame. A single frame can accommodate both transmit and receive X-LINK extensions. Benefits of fiber optics for video transport include longer attainable distances, smaller/lighter cabling, reduced cable tray loads and electrical isolation. The 3505FR-XLINK provides a low-overhead means for simple electrical/optical conversion for interfacility transport, as well as overcoming the limitations imposed by coaxial cable in intra-facility applications.

3405 series SFP's are able to handle ASI, SDI, HD-SDI and 3G digital video signals, as well as other signal rates up to 3 Gig on non-reclocked versions (e.g. MADI). The SFP modules are hot-swappable, allowing for quick servicing or easy reconfiguration or expansion at any time. 16 CWDM wavelengths are also available, which when combined with Evertz CWDM products allow up to 16 signals to be multiplexed on to a single fiber, greatly conserving fiber usage.

The 3505FR-XLINK supports full remote monitoring and control over SNMP/VistaLINK® when optional frame controllers are installed. The platform supports a single frame controller, or dual modules may be installed for redundancy. Numerous parameters such as optical power and electrical signal presence and rate can be accessed remotely to monitor system integrity. The 3505FR-XLINK was designed to provide carrier-grade reliability with all SFP's, power supplies, frame controllers and the fan module being hot-swappable. There are no active components in the frame itself, a patent-pending feature from Evertz ensuring that the frame and coaxial cabling never need to be removed from the rack for service.


  • Highest density in the industry - up to 128 conversions in 2RU
  • Any combination of 3405SFP types may be installed in any slots, including optical transmit or receive.
  • All active components are hot-swappable
  • SFP modules can be hot-swapped without de-cabling X-LINK connections
  • Temperature controlled fans to minimize audible noise
  • Accommodates single or dual redundant frame controllers
  • Accommodates redundant power supplies
  • Comprehensive signal and card status monitoring via four digit card edge display or remotely through SNMP and VistaLINK® when frame controller(s) are installed



Density 64 SFP's, Up to 128 EO, OE, or mixture of EO and OE to X-LINK conversion in a 2RU unit
Impedance 75Ω
Connector XLINK

Communication and Control

Serial RS-232 - single Female 9-pin D connector
Ethernet SNMP over IEEE 802.3/U (10/100 BaseTx) RJ45 connector for M&C
Control VistaLINK®/SNMP


AC Input Auto-ranging, 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power 200 watts max
Connector IEC 320 - 1 per power supply


Dimensions 3.5"H x 19"W x 5.5"D
Module Capacity 64 Evertz 3405 or 3505 SFP's


Safety TUV Listed: IEC 62368-1:2014, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62368-1:2014, UL 62368-1:2014, and EN 62368-1:2014 +A11:2017
EMC/EMI Complies with FCC part 15, Class A; complies with EU EMC directives

Ordering Information

3505FR-XLINK Fiber optic SFP X-LINK frame, 64 SFP (not included) capacity, quad X-LINK extension, single power supply

Ordering Options

+35PS Redundant power supply option for 3505FR series


3505FC Frame Controller for 3505FR Series
3505FM Spare/replacement fan module for 3505FR series
3505PS Spare/replacement power supply for 3505FR series

SFP Ordering Options

SFP's sold separately, please specify at the time of ordering. 3505FR-XLINK frames are compatible with 3405 series dual optical transmitter and dual optical receiver SFPs. For optical SFP options, please see the "3405 Optical SFP Series" data sheet.