Joseph Electronics takes fibre to next level
Joseph Electronics will hit IBC with the new DFT-16 Fibre Transport as well as Kick Box Fibre Breakouts. The former requires only 1 RU and each features 16 paths of 3G/HD-SDI, ASI, and MADI signals over one fibre. All signal paths for any unit in the DFT Series are field-configurable in pairs of two in order to meet any send/receive requirements. Redundant power supplies are standard to ensure a complete backup of critical paths. Full-fibre redundancy with automatic fail-safe switchover is available as an option for all DFT Series frames.
The Kick Boxes are designed to be “quick fixes” that are ideal for managing and maximising fibre cable runs. These small rugged throw-down enclosures come in several different versions to accommodate different connector types. The first models will include opticalCON QUAD to four STs or to two opticalCON DUO’s. These little problem solvers are ideal for OB, D-SNG, and satellite applications.
Also new for IBC2015 is the Shadow Box, a new addition to the popular Caddie line of fibre optic interfaces. Featuring multiple channels of 3G video, IFB, intercom, and audio, the rugged throw-down box can be powered via hybrid copper/fibre cable or operated with ST fibers and locally powered. The system can also be outfitted with a standard Anton-Bauer battery that can act as a fail-safe in the case of a power failure. With installed options, the Shadow Box can also power a SMPTE-equipped HD camera.