Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Telecast Fiber Systems products on display at BroadcastAsia
Among the products set to grace the exhibition hall at this year’s BroadcastAsia event is Telecast Fiber Systems’ new Terrapin TR-D6 — a compact bidirectional throwdown device that features both a fiber optic (ST) input and a copper (BNC) input, as well as a fiber optic output (ST) and six copper (BNC) outputs.
A single push-button operation makes it easy to switch between four modes, permitting the Terrapin TR-D6 to act as an HD/SDI distribution amplifier with six BNC outputs and a fiber optic output, a fiber optic transceiver with six BNC outputs of the received signal or the local copper signal, or as an optical repeater with a six-output BNC tap.
TFS will also showcase its new TR6442i CommLink fiber optic transceiver system, which carries two intercom channels over a single strand of fiber across distances of more than 40km. Ideal for outside broadcasting, the CommLink features advanced auto-nulling hybrid technology, making it easy to interface with industry-standard party-line and matrix-style intercom systems.
In two-wire mode, the CommLink will extend two channels of a Clear-Com party-line system or an RTS two-wire intercom system. In four-wire mode, the system creates a fiber optic connection from a matrix frame to two remote matrix stations, using either Clear-Com Matrix Plus or RTS Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (ADAM), Cronus, or Zeus systems. Alternately, the CommLink system's auto-nulling hybrid permits the easy interconnection of two-wire intercom to four-wire systems, enabling a quick and easy set-up.