Bexel Introduces Fiber Mini Booth Kits

Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions has introduced a smaller, lighter Fiber Mini Booth Kit for interfacing the announce booth with audio, video, intercom and IFB equipment and making connections to the mobile unit.

Bexel's new Mini Booth Kit, which measures 15-inches x 25-inches x 20-inches, comes packaged in a custom light­weight rack with suitcase style handles and wheels for easy transport. It includes 12 video, 16 audio, IFB and intercom. There is also an option for robotic camera support.

“The Mini Booth Kit offers the same rugged functionality of its larger predecessor, but is housed in a custom case less than half the size,” said Edd Bonner, Bexel’s vp of engineering and operations. “It is extremely user friendly and can be moved around and set up within minutes.

“We designed this kit for productions such as regional college football broadcasts, or music concerts, where there is only one technical manager on site who is tasked with setting up the various fiber paths. This kit was created to help them get up and going quickly, so they can focus on other parts of the production.”

The Mini Booth Kit gives productions the ability to send and receive 12 bi-directional video paths (six each way), 16 audio (eight microphones, eight intercom paths) and four IFB channels.

An optional robotic interface (with Ethernet control) has over six strands of single-mode “tactical” fiber-optic cabling. The signal can be sent more than 3,000 feet without degradation. The robotic interface enables the production crew to control (pan-tilt-zoom) a camera mounted in the announce booth from the production truck located hundreds of feet away.

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