—For tech core connectivity, copper still
holds a prominent position around
many broadcast stations, kind of like
the old reliable guy that just does his
job and minds his own business, while
keeping you on the air. However, fiber
is like the son that goes out to shake up
the world and products at this year’s
show will certainly reflect both. For
short runs, copper is a contender, but
for “illuminating the world,” fiber is the
CANARE will introduce the LF2SM9N and
the LF-2SM7N cables. The 9.2mm and
7mm cables are more flexible and rugged,
while the 7mm is 40 percent lighter.
Also new at the show, small diameter L-
2.5CHLT coax cable that is 30 percent
lighter than widely used traditional cable.
DAWNCO will display the DAWNflex signal
cable for satellite downlink, a flexible
coax that passes signals up to 3 Ghz,
including satellite L band. The cable is
flooded for direct burial, quad-shielded
for best protection from signal ingress,
has flexible 2.5 inch bending radius, with
a .61 inch overall diameter.
will show the SMPTE/Triax Connector
Panel, which accepts up to eight
SMPTE and/or triax connectors, along
with the BCJ-BPLH2PA and BCJ-BPLH3PA
PCB BNC mount receptacles, for OEM’s.
FISCHER CONNECTORS will introduce a
new 10-pin layout for Fischer UltiMate
Series 07. This high-density version of
the Fischer UltiMate Series 07 is a small,
miniaturized connector containing 10
contacts within plug and receptacle diameters
starting at 12mm only, a major
benefit as much less space is necessary to
implement a connecting solution, allowing
designers to create smaller, lighter devices
with more functionalities.
NEUTRIK will be at the show with their
etherCON ruggedized RJ45 CAT5e
and CAT6 connectors, along with audio,
HDMI, USB, Firewire, and 75Ω rear
TWIST BNC connectors.
ARTEL VIDEO SYSTEMS will showcase its
DigiLink platform for transporting video
and Ethernet across fiber and optical networks.
They will also demonstrate a cost-effective
and easy to deploy JPEG2000
compression solution to transform HDSDI
BARNFIND TECHNOLOGIES will debut their
BarnMini-01 and BarnMini-02 products
for converting multimode to single mode
fiber, and single mode to multimode fiber.
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its Fiberlink 3500 Series for 4K/UHD
transport which supports 4K/60 on one
fiber, or up to four independent 3G/HD/
SD-SDI or ASI signals. The company will
also demo its Fiberlink 7600 for HDMI,
that transmits single-link HDMI with
embedded audio over a single fiber and
provides resolutions of up to 1600x1200
CORNING will light up their Thunderbolt
optical cables, which feature 10 Gbps
bidirectional, dual-channel with Thunderbolt,
and are compatible with Thunderbolt
2, 20 Gbps.
GEFEN will exhibit its DisplayPort extender,
which features two LC-terminated,
multimode fiber-optic cables to connect
an A/V source to extended displays. Also
look for their extender for fiber transport
of HDMI 4K Ultra HD.
GEPCO will demonstrate the HDC720HD
7 mm hybrid fiber cable, which features
a 25 percent reduction in size compared
to similar cables, and a 40 percent reduction
in weight from similar SMPTE camera
IHSE USA will show its 482 Series Dual Link
DVI extenders and the 481 Series (HDMI +
KVM) extenders for fiber optics or Cat-X.
Also at their booth, the 480c Series (compact)
fiber-optic matrix switch frames for
8 to 80 ports, and the Matrix Grid firmware
for managing up to 16 matrices.
|Corning Thunderbolt Optical Cables
JOSEPH ELECTRONICS is bringing the Digital
Fiber Transport Series DFT-8 and DFT-12 to the show. The
DFT-8 is a 1RU solution
for eight bidirectional
videos on a single fiber
and the DFT-12 provides
LEMO USA will show the
HDTV fiber-optic connector for HDTV
applications, along with the HD Z-Link
fiber-optic camera link system for multichannel
A/V. Also check out the Lemo
Meerkat triax-to-fiber media converter,
the Serbal 4 channel multiplexer, and the
Shack, a SMPTE cable-to-single-mode optical
LYNX TECHNIK will demo their OTX 1712
compact analog sync or NTSC/PAL composite
video-to-fiber transmitter, along
with the ORX fiber-optic receiver. For
CWDM, check out the company’s OTX
1742 compact analog sync or NTSC/PAL
composite video-to-fiber-optic transmitter.
MULTIDYNE will debut The Dingo, a fiber
transport card set that supports a wide
range of camera signals including 3G HDSDI,
composite video, analog or digital
audio with cross conversion, intercom,
serial data and GigE, over a single fiberoptic
NEVION will tout the Flashlink NG, which
brings fiber and IP together into the
same system for transport and processing.
New components include a 2RU
modular high density-compact frame
NEUTRIK USA is bringing their opticam-
SWITCH 8 x 4 fiber-optic and power camera
switch and opticalCON fiber-optic system
in DUO, QUAD, and MTP versions.
SAMASERVE will launch the Nipros LS750/GT camera “agnostic” fiber adapter
system, enabling signals to be transported
(from camera to OB truck and/or from
cameras to studio control room) up to 2
Km distance (1.2 miles), with 60 Watts or
200 meters (> 650 feet), with 300 Watts
power supply over standard SMPTE fiber.
OPTICOMM EMCORE will debut Eclipse HD
for HDMI/USB over IP/Ethernet and Genesis
XD, an all-in-one digital media distribution
platform for 4K UHD up to 8K.
STUDIO TECHNOLOGIES will debut the Model
412 fiber-transport system, a portable
or rackmounted solution for transporting
multiple serial digital video, MADI digital
audio, as well as GigE signals over single-mode
optical fiber. The company will also
showcase its Live-Link mini remote camera
interface system, which uses one single-
mode fiber for quick field deployment.
THINKLOGICAL will demo their SDIXtreme
6G+ dual fiber 4K extension module,
which extends the transport of video signals
at 4K resolutions to distances up to
80 km/50 miles.
|Nipros LS750 GT fiber adapter system
BHV BROADCAST will showcase Ghost
Rack, a rackmounted version of Video
Ghost. The 2RU chassis features integral
power supply and front panel monitoring.
BHV will also show an updated Video
Ghost, which now offers enhanced cable
length performance, 12 Volts at 65 Watts
up to 150 meters, and optional HDMI monitoring
of SD/HD/3G video feeds.
BITTREE will show their new 3 Gbps 3 x
24 (or 32) WECO video monitoring patchbays
that feature an additional monitor
row to the traditional two-row patchbay.
Also on display, Data Feed-Through Panels,
a new line of 24 wide, flush-mount data
feed-through panels (Cat6).
JOSEPH ELECTRONICS will show off the
Caddie FP System series, comprised of
13 different stageboxes, each contained
in a portable, flypack-friendly package.
The company will also showcase a 1RU
modular power supply for its Caddy
line of transport products, including
the 4K Studio Caddy with pull-out electronics
drawer, and the new Caddie
Tote series, a quick grab-and-go fiber