At the 2017 NAB Show, Bluebell Opticom will show its Edgware products that make it possible to use BNC and XLR technology to transport broadcast signals over IP networks.
Bluebell Opticom said the technology serves as a bridge between current 3G-SDI-based broadcast infrastructures and those built on IP technology. The user interface remains the same, but the transport technology is new. The result is that broadcast facilities can save money by repurposing existing equipment for IP delivery.
Also to be shown is the BCX-760 Series 10G Ethernet point-to-point fiber link, which is now in production. The BCX-760 is a camera-back interface that allows connection and signal transport between a camera and an outside broadcast truck or a base station.
The interface slots between the camera body and the battery. It is designed to convert a basic camcorder into a rackable professional camera channel and maps all signals presented at the back of any broadcast camera onto a 10G Ethernet point-to-point link.
Also at NAB, the company has created a suite of fiber-optic transport products that provides a single coax or fiber connection to a 12-Gbps SDI video interface for 4K/UHD applications.
Making its first appearance at show will be the BC390, a mux/demux card designed to associate UHD with multiple SDI signals. It receives four 3G-SDI inputs and serializes them to one 12G-SDI output on both BNC and fiber ports simultaneously.
This is the first of a range of modules that will up/down/cross-convert HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI. The BC390 and its stand-alone counterpart, the BN390, were created for the 12G market, but they can be implemented in multiple ways for multiple applications.
Also on display will be the BC365, a set of modular cards from Bluebell's straight 12G-SDI-to-fiber converter range. Designed for the BC Series 19-inch rack-based system, the BC365 cards provide a dual-channel 12G-SDI link over single-mode fibre. The BC365T converts electrical 12G signals to fibre, while the BC365R converts fibre signals to 12G electrical.
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