Telecast Fiber Systems’ CopperHead™ 3400 Named Best of IBC2010 by TVBEurope and The IBC Daily

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Next-Generation Fiber Optic Transceiver Mounts to Dual-Camera 3D Rig for Streamlined, Fiber-Based Transport of Stereoscopic HD Signals

TVB Europe Best of IBC Award

By supporting the full range of compact HD cameras and 3D rigs, the CopperHead 3400 provides a highly versatile and cost-effective solution for 3D productions of many types.

Telecast Fiber Systems today announced that its groundbreaking CopperHead™ 3400 fiber optic video transceiver, specifically designed for high-end 3D cinema production, has received a Best of IBC2010 award from TVBEurope Magazine and The IBC Daily. Chosen by the two publications’ editorial teams, the Best of IBC2010 awards recognize the best new product innovations of last month’s IBC2010 show in Amsterdam.

The CopperHead 3400 is the first product of its kind to mount directly onto a dual-camera 3D rig, allowing producers to harness the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of tactical fiber for transporting high-quality stereoscopic HD signals over long distances. The CopperHead 3400 transports all of the signals to and from two HD cameras, as well as the 3D rig's control system to the control room or truck, and also carries a return 3D HD/SDI signal back to the camera operator. The system enables not only full control of both cameras from the base station but also enables the convergence operator to control the 3D rig's interocular convergence — all over a thin, lightweight fiber optic cable.

“The editors of TVBEurope and The IBC Daily have a unique insight into the IBC exhibitor community and a very broad perspective on the most innovative products at the show – so it is indeed a great honor that they chose the CopperHead 3400 for this prestigious award,” said Steve DeFrancesco, vice president and general manager of Telecast Fiber Systems. “By supporting the full range of compact HD cameras and 3D rigs, the CopperHead 3400 provides a highly versatile and cost-effective solution for 3D productions of many types.”

“We asked the strongest combined editorial team in the business bar none to pick out the most innovative, cleverest new product introductions at the world's electronic marketplace,” said TVBEurope editor Fergal Ringrose. “We were especially looking for new products that clearly show the potential to make money, or save money, for end users -- rather than clever technology for technology's sake.

The CopperHead 3400 is available directly from Telecast Fiber Systems, or via a network of authorized CopperHead dealers.

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's video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, and government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and set-up time. Telecast systems have helped usher in the age of HD television production, and the company now is active in the development of 3D HD TV production. Telecast Fiber Systems is a subsidiary of Belden (NYSE: BDC), a leader in comprehensive signal transmission solutions for fiber, cable, wireless signal, and industrial networking applications.

More information about Telecast Fiber Systems can be found at http://www.telecast-fiber.com.

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