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K5600 Highlights Latest Lines At IBC
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t IBC2014, the K5600 Lighting
team will welcome lighting
professionals among the flowers
and trees of the Jungle Booth.
All the K5600 lines will be
presented - more specifically
the products launched this year
will be highlighted - the Alpha
9K, the Evolution Kit and the
Zoom Beamer 800W.
The Alpha 9K, which took its
first steps earlier this year, has
gained recognition for the wellknown qualities of the Alpha line:
lightweight, compactness, power
and versatility.
Now available in many European
rental companies, the Alpha 9K
provides a single shadow light
that is focusable from 5 degrees
to 60 degrees. The Open Eye
mode delivers light output at over
100 degrees, and as with all the
Alphas, the 9K benefits from the
unique ability to be used pointing
straight down.
With this compact fixture comes a
compact ballast weighing only 24.8
kilos. It can fire up your 2.5K, 4K,
6K or 9K and runs at 100Hz, 300Hz
and even 1000 Hz. Additionally,

this unit has an AutoScan function
which automatically corrects the
frequency to ensure stable shooting
at any speed.
Launched this year too, the
versatile Evolution Kit is a two-light
bundle consisting of a new Alpha
200W and a new Joker Bug 200
Evolution head, both of which are
designed to use either a 5600K or
3200K bulb newly-developed by SLI.
This kit is designed to provide
for any situation with a choice of
accessories possible for both lights.
The Alpha 200W is configured with
a removable Fresnel lens, which
produces the classic light quality
expected of Fresnels. With the
Fresnel lens removed, the Alpha
200W displays its unique Open Face
configuration, which is perfect for
creating hard shadows.
The quick and easy set-up of
an accessory turns the Alpha
200W into a precise profile light
for projecting gobos. The Joker
Bug 200 Evolution makes use of
all the existing accessories of the
Joker family, including Lightbanks,
Lanterns, and Softubes. Seeking
to introduce the infinite possibilities

K5600's versatile 200W Evolution Kit with its handy soft case

of the Alpha and Joker Bug model
lines to a broader user base, K5600
targeted a competitively low price
point early in the design stages of
this kit. However, no compromise
was made on the quality and
reliability of the system.
K5600's Zoom Beamer 800W
follows the same concept as

K5600's 1600W Zoom Beamer with
the facetted open-face style reflector.
Equally compact and lightweight, it
is manually focusable to 10 degrees
to 50 degrees of smooth and even
light, K5600 claim it is superior to
anything else in its class. It will fit any
existing Joker Bug 800.

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OCC's Rugged Broadcast Solutions Go The Distance
By Barney Dean
Business Development Specialist,
Optical Cable Corporation
ith advances such as 4K,
HD video and multi-channel
audio in the broadcasting industry,
greater demands are being put
on data transmission systems
for delivering major events and
programmes around the world.
Fibre optic technology, with its
ability to transport digital, highbandwidth, and low signal loss
data streams is ideally suited to
cope with these needs. OCC's
broad range of deployable fibre
optic cabling and connectivity
products is specifically designed
to withstand the challenges for realtime transmission of high definition
broadcast signals.
OCC deployable broadcast
solutions start with tough fibre
optic cables. Their stadium and
arena cables are optimised to
withstand the rigors of difficult
cable pulls, high tensile loading
and severe crush occurrences
and can repeatedly endure the
abuse associated with the extreme
demands in rapid deployment
and retrieval applications. Where

W

standard fibre optic cables are likely
to fail, OCC's broadcast cables
are particularly well suited to the
difficulties associated with outside
field broadcast applications.
To complement the broadcast
cables, OCC manufactures a variety
of rugged multi-channel fibre optic
and electro-optic connectors.
T h e M i n i - H e r m a p h ro d i t i c
Connector (MHC II), is an
amazingly rugged, yet remarkably
small connector for broadcast
applications. Designed for quick and
easy connections, the genderless
mating of the MHC II connector
allows cable assemblies to be
daisy-chained together, making
it simple to extend camera range
without the need for genderchanging adapters. Available with
many options, the MHC II can
be provisioned in multimode and
single-mode versions as well as
electro-optic design.
Power or control signals for the
cameras may be supplied using
hybrid connector options that
add electrical and optical signals

within the same connector body.
Where repeatable performance is
critical, the MHC II provides reliable
optical performance and trusted
environmental and mechanical
capabilities specifically designed
for consistent HD signals.
To aid in transporting the cable,
OCC's Modular Advanced Reel
System, or MARS, is the industry's
first lightweight cable deployment
reel system rugged enough to
withstand the demanding needs
of broadcast installations. MARS'
lightweight construction makes it
easy to transport, and its unique
integrated features make it ideal for
applications where cable needs to
be deployed and reeled in quickly

and stored efficiently. MARS also
features a full line of accessories for
a variety of applications including
cartridge systems, tripods, and
transit cases.
As the industry's standards and
expectations have increased, OCC
has kept pace with those demands.
Listening to integrators and end
users alike, OCC continues to
develop new products to provide
reliable transmissions, including
a soon-to-be-released next
generation of compact, high channel
count connectors.
Get a sneak peek of OCC's
newest innovations for broadcast
transmissions at the upcoming
IBC2014 in Amsterdam.

OCC's Mini-Hermaphroditic Connector (MHC II) for broadcast applications


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