Telecast Fiber Systems Unveils Cobra™ II at IBC2011

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Newest Version of Industry-Leading Fiber Camera Interface Now Extended to Digital Triax Cameras

Telecast Cobra D - Triax to Fiber Broadcast Acquisiton

Telecast Cobra D

With the Cobra II, we’ve advanced the functionality to make it compatible with today’s next-generation digital triax cameras.

Telecast Fiber Systems announced the release of Cobra™ II, the latest version of the company’s triax-to-fiber camera interface. The Cobra II is the first technology to extend the industry’s newest digital triax-based camera chains using simple, inexpensive fiber optic cable.

“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,” said Steve DeFrancesco, 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 ideal for an installation around a building, across a campus, or even 20 km 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, permitting production options never before possible — all at the lowest pricing Telecast Fiber Systems has ever been able to offer for triax-to-fiber technology.

The Cobra II will be among several new Telecast Fiber Systems innovations for fiber optic transport on display at IBC2011 in the company’s stand, 10.B39.

About Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.
Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is the company known for its portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. Telecast Fiber Systems’ video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, government, and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and setup time. Telecast Fiber Systems’ products have helped usher in the age of HD television production, and the company now is active in the development of 3D HDTV production. Telecast Fiber Systems is a subsidiary of Belden, a leader in comprehensive signal transmission solutions for fiber, cable, wireless signal, and industrial networking applications.

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