Bluebell Opticom to Show New 12G-SDI Connectivity for 4K at IBC 2017

At IBC 2017, Bluebell Opticom will show 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.



Bluebell said it will show the newly upgraded BN390, which combines four 3G-SDI signals onto one 12G-SDI signal via single-mode fiber output. Now with auto-sensing technology, the BN390 automatically detects the format of the incoming signal and configures itself to transport the signal accordingly.

The unit now covers all bit rates, frame rates and formats of 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI. Intended for 4K UHD transport, the unit also supports multiple SD/HD/3G-SDI transport in metropolitan networks.

Available CWDM optics enable four discrete channels to be carried on one wavelength, making it possible for 64 channels to travel on a single fiber strand over distances exceeding 37 miles.

Also on display will be the BN365, a stand-alone 12G Fiber transport module upgraded to achieve better performance. It features cleaner, crisper pictures over longer distances. Like its BN390 cousin, the BN365 is available with CWDM optics.



Bluebell will show the new BC370, an optical converter that enables four discrete channels of 3G-SDI on a single card, eliminating the issue of fiber count. With four 3G-SDI inputs and four optical outputs, the BC370 represents the highest density of signals Bluebell has offered to date — 60 channels in three RU space or 24 channels in one RU.

Also being shown is Edgware, Bluebell's new throw-down IP-gateway product that wraps a 3G-SDI picture into an IP-compliant format and sits on a 10G Ethernet network. Edgware serves as a bridge between current 3G-SDI-based broadcast infrastructures and those built on IP technology, making it possible to use BNC and XLR technology to transport broadcast signals over IP networks.

The BCX-760 Series 10G Ethernet point-to-point fiber link will be shown. The camera-back interface allows connection and signal transport between a camera and an outside broadcast truck or a base station. The device maps all signals presented at the back of any broadcast camera onto a 10G Ethernet point-to-point link.

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