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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 8 - Issue 6 | June 2018

InTech

Cables & Connectors
For All Seasons

Contributing Editor Jim Evans rounds up recent developments in cabling
and connectors as the manufacturers address the ever-changing needs
of the broadcast and the live performance sectors...

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n the field of outdoor event
and broadcast production,
adverse climate and other
environmental
conditions
can impact negatively on the
performance of equipment
and the ultimate quality of
production work.
Environmentally
sealed
connectors are in great
demand for heavy-duty
and harsh environment
applications
with
entertainment equipment like PA
systems, lighting, signage and LED
screens.
Rugged Outdoors
So,
for
critical
production
applications, in the most challenging
conditions, there is now a range of
resilient and reliable solutions, in the
shape of Neutrik's TOP (true Outdoor
Protection) range.

Certified for outdoor use
Neutrik TOP

The new series includes the
powerCON TRUE1, etherCON and XLR
products, which have been certified in
accordance with IEC 61076-2-103, IEC
60320, UL 1977 and UL 498, and which
now also meet the requirements for
outdoor use and UV resistance as laid
out in UL50E.
"It is now possible to find
products on the market that provide
protection only against moisture and
precipitation. The sun and ultraviolet
rays are, in our view, also an important
factor because they too influence
the material and product quality
over time," says Norbert Nachbauer,
Product Manager at Neutrik AG.
Optical Cable Corp. (OCC) has
introduced a new line of SMPTE
approved fibre-optic cables and
enclosures designed to address
a variety of studio, stadium, and
deployable broadcasting user needs.
The company notes that, as the
demand for 4K content grows and with

Whether in permanent
installations or challenging
deployable applications,
the effective selection and
installation of broadcast
cables and connections
can involve an assortment
of requirements, notes
the
company.
"These
enclosures
offer
a
simplified,
scalable
solution to many broadcast
applications,
including
Optocore is now addressing the live sound sector shallow
broadcast
the promise of 8K resolution on the connection enclosures of JBT, JBE, JBP
horizon, broadcasters are increasingly variants," Fitzgerald adds. "Also, the
looking to move to high-bandwidth metal construction provides a rigid and
fibre-optic cabling solutions to push durable alternative to the enclosures
the increased data flow. To meet those that are commonly available."
demands, OCC has introduced the new
line of SMPTE cables and enclosures
that are designed to address a wide
variety of user needs.
These high-bandwidth, low-signalloss fibre-optic cables are designed
to enable quick and frequent camera
movement, with riser/plenum versions
LEMO 3GHz 75Ohm range
for permanent installations, and
3-in-1 SMPTE compatible cables to
LEMO's new 3GHz 75Ohm coaxial
transport three cameras' signals in contact can be used in various
one location with only a single cable broadcast connector configurations
run. The new OCC line also includes (indoor and outdoor applications)
a selection of modular enclosures and combines multiple HD-SDI BNC
specifically designed for SMPTE 304 type connectors into one. This new
or other commonly used broadcast contact is particularly well suited for
connections.
3x coaxial (HD), 4x coaxial (4K) and
The advanced designs include full 10x coaxial (8K) applications taking
fibre management and integrated multiple HD-SDI BNC type connectors
splicing capabilities, all within the into one integrated connector, making
enclosure. Models support up to eight interconnections simpler and more
ports on the front and back, as well compact.
as the ability to accommodate the
This coaxial contact is designed
three-channel stadium cable. All are for RG179 B/U type cables, LEMO's
designed to be mounted in standard smallest 75 Ohm for multi-coax and
19-inch racks without requiring extra hybrid coax connectors, providing
space above or below.
signal integrity for video applications.
"Some applications require cable The new contact can be used in
capable of exceptional flexibility, various insulator configurations as
hybrid fibre-and-copper configuration, well as in combinations of coaxial
or have varying requirements for and low voltage signal contacts,
flame retardancy," explains OCC Senior providing a perfect solution for the
Engineer Scott Fitzgerald. "This family broadcast market as an alternative
of SMPTE cable offerings is engineered to HD-SDI. They can also be built into
to handle virtually any application watertight connectors with IP66/68
requirement."
ratings such as the K, T and W series.

Specifically targeted at the fast-paced
broadcast market where "time is of
the essence", this product offers users
the ability to quickly and easily install
a space saving and robust HD video
bulkhead interface solution without
compromising performance.
Compact Converter
Lynx Technik has announced the
availability of its new yellobrik CQS
1441, a bi-directional single-link/quadlink 4K/UHD converter for 12G, 6G, 3G
and 1.5G. The yellobrik CQS 1441 is a
compact converter that enables singlelink 12G-SDI signals to be converted
to quad-link 3G-SDI and vice versa
(i.e. quad-link 3G-SDI signals to be
converted to single-link 12G-SDI). 6G
to/from quad-link 1.5G conversions are
also supported.

Lynx Technik yellobrik CQS 1441 from
Lynx is a compact converter

With many facilities still running
in a 3G environment, there are
many requirements to integrate
4K/UHD signals in 12G SDI into the
infrastructure. The CQS 1441 yellobrik
enables users to convert UHD signals
between quad-link 3G and single-link
12G SDI. Plus, since its bi-directional,
a single yellobrik can be used for both
inputs and outputs for the application
at hand.
Another key feature of this new
yellobrik is its 12G fibre option and a
12G loop output. For example, a 4K
UHD camera or other input source
can be connected via 12G fibre to the
yellobrik's SFP fibre input and the 12G
loop connects the yellobrik to a 12G
video mixer for signal switching. The
CQS 1441 also offers a 12G fibre to 12G
coax conversion feature. Regardless
of whether customers choose fibre or
SDI, they can have the simplicity of
running 4K over a single wire.
MuxLab's
new
3G-SDI/ST2110
over IP Uncompressed Extender
was showcased at NAB recently,
demonstrating how uncompressed
resolutions up to 3G-SDI (1920×1080
@ 60Hz) can be delivered anywhere
when connecting through a 10Gig
Ethernet Switch. This new solution
interconnects and delivers unlimited
combinations of HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and
6G-SDI cameras other video sources
plus displays in point-to-multipoint


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