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www.inbroadcast.com | NAB Show 22-27 April 2017 | Product Preview

Broadcast 'Edgeware'
Applications
Bluebell Opticom Managing Director Paul McCann
looks at the bridging developments in point-to-point
broadcast transport technology...

I

n years gone by broadcast
engineering was undertaken by a
select few highly skilled people who
understood end-to-end how images
of actors, sportsmen and presenters
got from in front of the camera to
your TV at home. We all had only one
TV in those days. And there were far
fewer TV channels too. Fast forward
from 525/625 Line NTSC, PAL and
SECAM to today's 4K-SDI, Multiscreen
OTT
interactive
viewing. The amount of data
is now enormous and the
delivery mediums are rich
and varied and are all being
used in unison to provide the
modern experience. The technical
requirements for real-time interactive
multi-screening from the comfort of
your own sofa are substantial.
Bluebell based close to London has
come up with an IP Gateway product

range called 'Edgware'. This is
effectively a bridge between current
broadcast type signals and the IP
world. This will allow BNC and XLR
technology to be transported over IP
networks. The user interface remains
the same but the transport technology
is new, so allowing existing equipment
to be repurposed for IP delivery.

Bluebell Opticom

We pride ourselves on being a reliable
and innovative supplier with an
excellent quality to price ratio.
We have always maintained a
flexible attitude and approach, often
working with customers to provide an
application specific solution on tight
timescales.
We have thousands of links in
operational use for critical on-air
applications and live events. Some
of our original links are still in active
use many years after the scheduled

Bluebell Opticom designs and
manufactures high quality fibre optic
transmission equipment for the
broadcast, telecommunications and
satellite industries.
Bluebell Opticom Ltd is a UK-based,
privately funded company, and has
been designing and manufacturing
fibre optic equipment since 1994.
We are specialists in "point-to-point"
fibre technology for the broadcast
television industries around the world.

Mux/Demux unit,
the BC390

Our new Camera Back unit is now
fully in production. The BCX-760 is
designed to convert a basic camcorder
into a rackable professional camera
channel. It slots in between the camera
body and the battery. Neat, compact
and very powerful...
12G-SDI or 4K UHD TV is
commonplace. So many productions
are now shot in 4K even if they don't
get broadcast in that format. All the
camera manufacturers are in this
market space and storage is getting
bigger in a smaller physical
size. We have come
up
with
several
products for this. As
always with Bluebell
it's
Fibre
Optic
transport. We have a
straight 12G-SDI to Fibre
Converter range, the BN365. This will
convert a single channel of 12G-SDI on

one BNC to fibre and back.
We are launching our Mux/Demux
unit, the BC390. This receives 4 x
3G-SDI and serialises it to 1 x 12G-SDI
on both a BNC and a Fibre Port. It will
also do the reverse. This is the first of
a range of modules that will up/down
and cross convert HD-SDI, 3G-SDI,
6G-SDI and 12G-SDI.
It is aimed squarely at the 12G
market but it can be implemented in
other ways. If you have a HD or 3G-SDI
CWDM network and you are running
out of wavelengths - using the BN390
puts 4 x 3G-SDI onto one wavelength.
This allows you to quadruple your
payload with very little extra cost. Neat.

replacement point. Our products are
used for the critical delivery of video,
audio and data services at most
premier live world-class sporting
events. These applications range from
robust multiple outside broadcast
links to complex optical infrastructure
systems.
All products are supplied with a
five year factory warranty and are
manufactured
to
ISO9001:2008
standards. Our integrated control
and management software allows for

flexible manufacturing to the tightest
deadlines, flexible stock control and
provides full traceability down to batch
and component level.
All products are lead-free and RoHS
compliant and meet all the current
legislative standards.
We work with a global network of
distributors, dealers and systems
integrators
to
provide
sales,
installation and engineering support
wherever our customers are located.
www.bluebell.tv

BCX-760
Camera Back unit


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