Bluebell Opticom, a provider of fiber optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, has introduced its BCX-760 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) point-to-point fiber link and will show it at 2016 NAB.
Bluebell Opticom said the link is a camera-back interface that allows easy connection and signal transport between a camera and an OB truck or a base station. The BCX-760 interface maps all signals presented at the back of any broadcast camera onto a 10GbE point-to-point link, ensuring safe, robust interference-immune transport over much longer distances than have been possible before.
"This is not the industry's first camera-back interface, but it is the first to rely on 10 Gigabit Ethernet, which provides real-time uncompressed 3G-SDI with full control (RS232/422/485 and GigE) and genlock in both directions, from the camera and back to the camera,” said Paul Felix McCann, managing director, Bluebell Opticom.
Rear view of BCX-760
“The BCX-760 is fully symmetrical and uses industry-standard, 10G Ethernet SFP modules — copper or fiber — so it reduces the cost.”
The BCX range will transport digital 3G-SDI program video and return video as well as composite feeds for genlock, analog audio for intercom signals and 10GbE for network access.
A single fiber cable eases rigging, and customers can link multiple cameras over the same cable using Bluebell's muxing and wavelength-management systems.
The BCX-760 Series products are designed to create rugged connections in a range of OB environments such as special-event venues, ENG sites, sports arenas and golf courses. They can also serve as a replacement for heavy SMPTE hybrid connections on cameras in a studio setting, and in certain variations can be deployed to link and control remote robotic cameras.
The BCX-760 Series comprises four basic products: a camera-back unit, a throwdown box for the camera end and a 19-inch, 1-RU base unit in both single-channel and dual-channel versions.
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