CSP Mobile Productions selects Joseph Electronics for fibre during Fox football broadcasts

Joseph Electronics (JE) has announced that CSP Mobile Productions has deployed a set of DFT-12-JR fiber transport modules to handle HD video transport for Fox Sports’ college football broadcasts. The units enable CSP to make more efficient use of fibre during the broadcasts.

“When we signed our multiyear contract with Fox to cover college football games, it was critical that we be able to maximise all available fibre in order to send multiple HD video signals down a limited number of fibre strands. Joseph’s DFT-12-JR gives us an easy, affordable, reliable way to do it — with redundancy — using only 1-RU of space,” said Len Chase, president of CSP Mobile Productions. “Our operators and engineers love it because it is permanently racked in the truck and tied directly into the patch field. And they can easily change the direction of the signals by simply swapping modules.”

Part of Joseph Electronics’ DFT (Digital Fiber Transport) Series of signal transport solutions, the 1-RU DFT-12-JR system features 12 paths of 3G/HD-SDI, MADI, or ASI signals over one or two fibres. All signal paths are user-configurable in pairs of two in order to meet any send/receive requirements, and redundant power supplies are standard for ensuring a complete backup of critical paths.

CSP’s new fibre system is installed in the company’s newest mobile unit, CSP HD 4, and is configured for eight transmits and four returns of HD video. Before getting the DFT solution, CSP used heavy coax looms or single-channel fiber solutions.

In the offseason, CSP deploys the system to other events, such as MMA fights and, more recently, on behalf of the Boston Athletics Association at the Boston Marathon for supplying HD monitor feeds to the Boston Public Library.

“We designed the DFT Series to be the standard in economical signal transport over fibre so that customers like CSP can accommodate demanding events with ease. DFT-12-JR gives CSP a low-cost solution for the bidirectional flow of up to 12 video signals on a single fibre, which saves the company the time and trouble of dealing with coax in a crowded truck compound,” said Yohay Hahamy, president and CEO of Joseph Electronics. “Now CSP can get the job done with a rack-mounted package that can be easily reconfigured or deployed in other situations.”

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