In Broadcast - July 2016 - 42


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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 6 - Issue 7 | July 2016

InStudio

Making The Right
Connections
Contributing Editor Jim Evans reports on
the latest developments in the all-important
world of connectors and cables...

R

ecent trade shows and exhibitions,
including
BroadcastAsia
in
Singapore and InfoComm 2016 in Las
Vegas, have shown that the specialist
manufacturers are on top of their game
as they address the new technologies
being adopted by broadcasters.
In Singapore, Artel showcased its allnew DLC510 multipurpose Dual-Port
L-Band Demodulator, which adds new
satellite scanning functionality to the
company's DigiLink media transport
platform. The DLC510 functions as
an L-band satellite demodulator and
as a fully automatic L-band satellite
scanner. Using DigiLink's flexible
DL Manager HTTP- and SNMPv2based element management system,
the DLC510 provides essential RF
information, modulation data, and
other key metrics used in daily
operations in an easy-to-read list.
Operators can then select a specific
satellite transponder and send the
demodulated signal to the ASI output
for transport by other DigiLink
modules over IP or fibre networks.
New from Bluebell Opticom is the
BCX-760 Series 10G Ethernet pointto-point fibre link, a camera-back
interface that allows easy connection
and signal transport between a camera
and an OB truck or a base station. In
a first for the industry, BCX interfaces
map all signals presented at the back
of any broadcast camera onto a 10G
Ethernet
point-to- point
link,
ensuring
safe,

BCX-760 Series 10G
Ethernet point-to-point fibre link

robust, interference-immune, highquality transport over much longer
distances than have been possible
before.
The BCX-760 Series products
are designed to "create rugged
connections in a range of OB
environments such as special event
venues, ENG sites, sports arenas, and
golf courses". They can also serve as
a replacement for heavy SMPTE hybrid
connections on cameras in a studio
setting, and in certain variations can
be deployed to link and control remote
robotic cameras.
The BCX range will transport both
digital 3G-SDI program video and
return video, as well as composite
feeds for genlock, analogue audio
for intercom signals, and Gigabit
Ethernet for network access. A single,
lightweight fibre cable eases rigging,
and customers can link multiple
cameras over the same cable.
Clark's
new
DT12
connectors are designed to
be exceptionally rugged and
weather resistant for both
indoor and outdoor broadcast
environments. The new Clark
DT12 connectors feature all-metal
aluminium back shells that are
virtually crush and corrosion proof,
and the male gender connector
has a stainless steel mating thread
coupling that is dent resistant. The
electrical contacts are made from
gold plated, screw-machined copper
and are captivated in a scalloped

neoprene
insulator
that is crack and
rotation resistant.
To prevent accidental
back shell loosening, the
back shells have reverse
threads with set-screws. For additional
strain relief the back nut can also
accommodate wire-mesh cord grips.
Joseph Electronics (JE) reports that
MLB Network has deployed a custom
dual-link, dual-image KVM solution
to connect its new data centre to
its postproduction facility. The KVM
solution enables MLB Network to
transmit and receive production data
on a single dark fibre and reroute
signals quickly to and from any of 86
edit stations in the network's 24/7
operation.

Clark's DT12 connectors
are exceptionally rugged
and weather resistant

"Joseph Electronics worked with
MultiDyne to design a KVM system
that could operate on a single fibre
strand, which is something no one else
could offer," says Tab Butler, Senior
Director of Media Management and
Postproduction, MLB Network.

Artel DLC510
multipurpose Dual-Port
L-Band Demodulator

"By
covering
bidirectional
communications in a single piece of
glass, we were able to cut our dark
fibre costs. At the same time, our
editors' experience with the keyboard,
mouse, and video is the same in terms
of feel and response time as it was
when the computer was located right
under their desks."
LEMO Broadcast's latest releases
include a range of HD-SDi to fibre
converts, plug and play fibre. The
LEMO Serbal range of compact HD-SDi
to fibre converters allows outputs from
up to four cameras to be transmitted
over one industry standard LEMO
3K.93C SMPTE cable. Its conversion
of a large range of signal formats and
extended fibre transmission distance
makes this system a valuable
addition where a cluster of locally
powered cameras are used.
The LEMO Shack is a plug
and play system which allows
fibre broadcast camera and
CCU's to run on a standard duplex
single-mode fibre and connectors
thus removing the need to use hybrid
SMPTE camera cables. They are
intended for use in remote locations
where there is a need for locally or
battery powered cameras.
The LEMO Shack is a
plug and play duplex
single-mode fibre and
connectors


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