Bluebell returns to IBC with an array of new solutions
IBC 2022 Product Preview
Bluebell Opticom Ltd
Bluebell Opticom at IBC 2022
Bluebell Opticom, the award-winning technology provider of optical transport solutions continues to develop market-leading products for the media and entertainment industry. We are proud to show for the first time at IBC a host of new innovative signal transport solutions.
New — BN324 Series
The BN324 Series is a range of compact, stand-alone fibre interfaces, which are primarily intended for video OB applications of up to 4K format. They allow SDI video signals meeting SD, HD, 3G, 6G or 12G standards to be transmitted over fibre-optic cable.
There are four variants comprising the range:
BN324T transmitter – two independent channels, dual SDI inputs to dual fibre outputs
BN324R receiver – two independent channels, dual fibre inputs to dual SDI outputs
BN324TR transceiver – two independent channels: channel A is configured as a transmitter, and channel B as a receiver
BN324TR “adaptive” variant – may be supplied with an SFP module of the customer’s choice, or with an empty SFP cage. It allows users to fit SFP modules of their own choice to suit different applications. Depending on the type of SFP module, the BN324A will automatically configure itself as a dual transmitter, a dual receiver, or a transceiver.
New – BN810 Ethernet to optical converter
Multi-rate Ethernet to Fibre Converter Card 10/100/1000BaseT The BN810 is a copper twisted pair to fibre optic media converter for conversion between copper twisted pair 10Base-T, 100Base-T or 1000Base-T data to fibre optic 100Base-FX or 1000Base-X format. Data isolation transformers are provided for the twisted pair input and output. LEDs provide power, network and fibre activity indication. All Bluebell products are designed to retain maximum integrity of the signal path offering excellent jitter free optical transport. The BN810 is available in multimode and singlemode variants to suit any fibre application. Versions can be selected which provide full duplex operation over two fibres or a single fibre with distances of 120km achievable with the right SFP. CWDM versions are available to support the ITU G.694.2 grid specifications.
New — 12G Silhouette Sync
The Bluebell Silhouette range of enclosures allows bespoke solutions to be housed in one of three body styles depending on the number of electrical, optical and power input/outputs required. The basis of Silhouette is to facilitate a custom design in a compact weatherproof enclosure whether it be for a camera-back adaptor, throw-down, or a unit housed in a rugged flight case.
New at IBC 2022 is the 12G Silhouette Sync which is a throw-down solution for transporting 12G-SDI, RS232, RS422/485 GPIO, Ethernet and Genlock. Suitable for various applications the 12G Silhouette Sync is a versatile solution in your ever-changing requirements.
New — BN328 Quad 12G and Ethernet transport solution
The BN328 is a compact solution allowing transport of up to four SD, HD, 3G, 6G or 12G signals and Multi-rate Ethernet converter for conversion between copper twisted pair 10Base-T, 100Base-T or 1000Base-T to fibre for distances up to 80km. Supporting quad link 12G-SDI for the latest 8K cameras the BN328 is a versatile unit which can also be used for connecting four PTZ cameras plus Ethernet control over a single fibre optic link to the receive unit.
Bluebell Opticom designs and manufactures high-quality signal transport solutions for the broadcast, satellite, telecommunications, and professional AV industries. Its products are used for the critical delivery of video, audio, and data services at live, world-class sporting events and venues requiring the transport of high-bandwidth signals over long distances. Applications range from robust stand-alone links to complex, fixed installations over fibre backbones. With products in use worldwide, Bluebell Opticom counts many of the top blue-chip companies and networks among its clients. The company serves customers directly and through a select global network of partners and distributors. More information is available at www.bluebell.tv.
Bluebell Opticom Ltd.
Unit 2, The Quadrant
Berkshire, SL6 1AP
Sales & Marketing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 510055