Telecast Fiber Systems releases Cobra II

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 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.

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.

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