New at IBC2017 is Bluebell Opticom’s BC370, an optical converter that enables four discrete channels of 3G-SDI on a single card, eliminating the issue of fibre count. With four 3G-SDI inputs and four optical outputs, the BC370 represents the highest density of signals Bluebell has offered to date; 60 channels in a 3RU space or 24 channels in 1RU.
Paul McCann, managing director, Bluebell Opticom, said: “Using fibre for 12G video transport has become a reality thanks to products like Bluebell’s new suite of 12G-SDI cards and standalone interfaces.
Our BC370 high-density optical converter makes the process even more efficient by multiplexing four discrete channels of 3G-SDI on a single card, eliminating the issue of fibre count. It’s the highest density of signals we’ve ever offered.”
Also making its European debut at IBC2017 is Edgware, Bluebell Opticom’s new throw-down IP-gateway product that wraps a 3G-SDI picture into an IP-compliant format and sits on a 10G Ethernet network. Edgware serves as a bridge between current 3G-SDI-based broadcast infrastructures and those built on IP technology, making it possible to use BNC and XLR technology to transport broadcast signals over IP networks.
Minimal configuration and low latency make it an ideal ingest product, claimed the company.