Norwia AS, a supplier of optical distribution products, announced that its miniHUB has been chosen and deployed by Sky in the UK for the distribution of 4K video throughout its Osterley headquarters and broadcasting facility.
Norwia said the main challenge for Sky in distributing 4K video internally over optical fiber were the distances involved, signal bandwidth capacity and the conversion from SDI to HDMI for monitoring purposes.
“The Norwia miniHUB met all our capacity, distance and SDI-HDMI conversion issues and did it with incredible power and flexibility,” said Bruce Kruger, Sky’s director of TV Engineering. “Not only does Norwia solve today’s optical transport solutions but the flexibility of the miniHUB Auto-SFP functionality makes it easy to broaden or change the scope of how we use the solution moving forward.”
The Norwia miniHUB has a number of features that made it ideal for the Sky project, including the transporting UHD signals and decoding to HDMI in a single solution and the ability to change function within a single card. For example, a single card can do a UHD to optical conversion or the reverse, as well as be an HDMI convertor.
The miniHUB’s single card functionality enables Norwia to provide additional functionality in the future as new technologies emerge.
You might also like...
Evertz EXE IP routers will be linked together in NEP’s SSCBS and Game Creek’s Encore mobile units to provide at least 2,000 inputs and 4,000 outputs for this year’s Super Bowl coverage.
When purchasing Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6a network cables, buyers may notice an AWG specification printed on the cable jacket. AWG is a standardized system for describing the diameter of the individual conductors that make up a cable. But…
Following numerous private conversations and panel discussions at the recent 2018 NAB Show, it’s become clear that broadcasters are being challenged like never before to hold the line on CapEx spending while delivering more content across their linear platforms. Because o…
John Watkinson puts on his snake-oil-proof clothing and looks at speaker cables. Finally, some clarity behind the myths and magic that surround technical aspects of speaker interconnections.
Broadcasters have a flurry of changing parameters and imperfections to avoid when making the transition to single-link 12Gb/s connectivity. This article will provide some guidance to the needed decisions and key performance factors.