Broadcast Electronics introduces IP2 Network Interface for broadcast cameras
By: David Davies
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 3:14 pm

Broadcast Electronics Limited is to launch IP2, a camera control interface for broadcast cameras and control panels. The new system was devised in response to customer requirements for a way of communicating paint and iris controls over IP networks.

Initially supporting Sony products, the system facilitates fully transparent camera control providing seamless integration in multi-camera production environments. The latest range of UHD and large sensor camcorders can be remotely controlled on wired and wireless networks using this cost effective system and without the need for a CCU. Utilising the serial data port, all modern and legacy cameras, camcorders and control panels are supported. Converting the control protocols to IP opens opportunities for remote production and integration into existing network infrastructure.

The system comprises of two interface boxes. The Control Panel Interface facilitates connection to a Remote Control Panel (RCP) via a standard 8-pin data connector and tally signals via an XLR connector. The Camera Interface has been made as small as possible to be mounted on the side of any camera, just 50x50x25mm. This has a single 8-pin data connection to the camera. Both the Camera Interface and the Control Panel Interface are configured using a web browser. All cables and power accessories are supplied so the system works out of the box.

The new interface will be made available in Q1 2018.