Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Ikegami joins with Telecast Fiber to target specialized HDTV acquisition
The Ikegami HDL-40 With Fiber Extension offers high-quality 1080i/60i or 720/60p image capture, and a variety of connectivity and control features for unique POV shots.
Ikegami is now offering the HDL-40 With Fiber Extension, combining its HDL-40 digital box-type HDTV camera with Telecast Fiber Systems’ HD/POV fiber optic video, audio, and two-way data transceiver module.
The Ikegami HDL-40 offers high-quality 1080i/60i or 720/60p image capture, and a variety of connectivity and control features for unique POV shots, robotic surveillance, weather/traffic cameras, medical imaging, and studio camera use. The system eliminates the use of copper wires for interfacing the HDL-40 camera, and instead uses fiber optics for transmission over long distances (more than three miles).
The HDL-40 offers one-connector operation for HD/SDI camera output, as well as all camera controls and genlock. A bi-directional fiber optic link, the Telecast HD/POV module is designed to maintain the quality of the HD signal while providing multiple channels of high speed, duplex data for robotic pan-tilt-zoom and camera control, as well as tri-level sync signal to the camera.
The HDL-40 is box-type HDTV camera with 2/3in native 1080i CCDs, 720pCCDs, and multiformat CMOS sensors. It incorporates a 3.3 million-gate ASIC and can output two HD-SDI signals without a camera control unit.
For more information, visit www.Ikegami.com and www.telecast-fiber.com.
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