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Video Ghost ascends to 3G

Video Ghost, which offers a safe and cost-effective way to transport DC power and SDI video over a single cable, has been upgraded to include support for 3G. The system runs serial digital video and DC power in one standard coaxial cable, removing the need for batteries or local AC power sources, and has been described as the video equivalent of phantom power for audio.

It can supply 65W of power at distances of 150m, for powering devices in locations with difficult access, such as monitors or cameras on gantries or staging towers without the added cost and safety implications of running local mains power. Video Ghost also offers optional HDMI monitoring of SDI video feeds, and is being shown powering CueScript’s teleprompters.

There is also a rack-mounted version, GhostRack, which offers four channels of power over coax in a 1RU case with integral power supplies and front panel monitoring, which is ideal for OB vehicles and can be run over passive jackfield systems.

When video is not required, BHV also has EasyDC, a low-cost, long distance power system (up to 300m) for monitors, cameras and LED lights in situations when AC is difficult or dangerous to access.