Telecast Announces New Multiplexer Product for Dual Link Signals

Telecast Fiber Systems has released a new camera-mounted, fiber-optic multiplexer for Dual Link Digital Cinema cameras. The unit is designed to replace three or four conventional coaxial cables with one lightweight fiber strand. It provides transmission Dual Link 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 data signals via four 1.5 Gbps data streams.

“The CopperHead DLV-3X1 enables highly mobile acquisition of HD footage during onset and remote production, giving the entire production crew greater freedom of movement in capturing a scene or live event,” said Jim Hurwitz, west coast sales manager and camera systems product manager for Telecast Fiber Systems.

Fiber technology allows transmission of the high-definition streams up to nine miles. The 3.7x5.5x1.75-inch multiplexer is designed to mount between the video camera and its battery. It draws operating power from the camera battery, or may be operated from off-board 12 VDC supplies.

“Already proven in field and studio use, this unit adds little weight to the camera while adding significant flexibility, allowing users to get the shots they want at the quality they desire in much less time than with coax-based solutions,” Hurwitz said.

The DLV-3X1 is designed to operate in conjunction with Telecast’s “Video Village” base station.