LEMO demonstrated its latest HD-SDi to fibre converters, plug and play fibre systems and cable enhancements for the broadcast market at BVE 2017.
The LEMO SERBAL rugged 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 the 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.
NORTHWIRE fibre broadcast camera cable manufactured to both the SMPTE and ARIB standards has also now been made available. Following extensive development, the Northwire SMPTE and ARIB grades have met or exceeded the respective standards, and in tests the products demonstrated resistance to cut, crush, impact and abrasion.
The main difference between the SMPTE and ARIB versions is in the minimum overall braid shield coverage, where the SMPTE is 82 per cent while the ARIB is 99 per cent. Together with LEMO connectors, this combination ensures the highest quality and performance for rugged outside broadcast applications.