The Cobra II from Telecast Fiber Systems is billed as the first technology to extend the industry’s newest digital triax-based camera chains using simple, inexpensive fibre optic cable. Several other innovations for fiber optic transport will also be showcased at IBC2011.
“First launched in 1996, the tried-and-true Cobra D has become a mainstay of triax-to-fiber connectivity for a wide range of video transmission installations, including outside broadcasting, sports venues, and corporate and industrial video delivery systems,” commented Steve DeFrancesco (pictured), vice-president and general manager of Telecast Fiber Systems. “And now, with the Cobra II, we’ve advanced the functionality to make it compatible with today’s next-generation digital triax cameras.”
Initially supporting Sony’s new high-definition digital triax camera chains, such as the HXC-100K and HSC-300K, the Cobra II enables their use over durable, lightweight tactical fiber or within an installed fiber optic infrastructure. It is suitable for an installation around a building, across a campus, or even 20km across town using metropolitan ‘dark fiber’.
Using Telecast Fiber System’s TelePort 3G systems, several digital triax cameras can be ‘muxed’ together onto a single pair of fibers.