• Compact and lightweight
  • Rugged Case
  • Versatile Configuration
  • Links to Bluebell Probe or BC100 frame Carries all signal formats including 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI Composite video AES, analogue audio Data, Ethernet WDM, CWDM
  • Battery or mains powered
  • Single folding front handle



Mobile Fibre Optic System PROBE


Mobile Fibre Optic System PROBE The Bluebell PROBE is a rugged portable fibre optic system specifically designed for OB, ENG and SNG applications. It has been designed to be used as a "throw-downâ" box and connected to a truck via a Military Tactical Fibre Optic Cable for the ingest of news, sport and concerts in any outside broadcast environment.The unit can be configured for almost any combination of Video, Audio and Data and multiples thereof.A typical setup might be 2 x HD-SDI Program video feeds, Black and Burst Genlock and RS232 Control for connection to a remote camera head.The unit can be supplied with any type of fibre optic connector to suit the application including SMPTE 311 Hybrid Cables, Neutrik OpticalCON, Hermaphroditic or standard SC, FC connectors.Applications have been found with many Outside Broadcast vehicles, special event companies and in pre-fibred venues.Units can also be used in conjunction with standard Bluebell BC100 frames, Blueboxes or BC323 stand alone units. Bluebell PROBE offers a flexible fibre optic transport solution for field operation.


General specifications
Dimensions -BASE3
270 x 246 x 124 mm (External)
165 x 350 x 180 mm (External)
Weight: 2 kg approx
Temp Range -30 to +70 ºC
Humidity Range Up to 95%
Input Voltage 6 V d.c. @ 1.5A max and/or
IEC mains 110/240 V
depending upon configuration ordered.
EMI/RFI: Complies with 89/336/EEC
Electrical: Complies with EN 61000-6-1, EN61000-6-2
Laser Safety Complies with Class 1 laser product
24 CFR 1040.10 & 1040.11
RoHS: Complies with Directive 2002/95/EC
IP Rating IP67 before configuration on base case
Warranty: 5 years

Ordering Information

PROBE-BASE3 A ruggedized portable fibre optic system ideally suited to OB, ENG and SNG applications specifically designed for use as a “throw down” box. The unit can be configured for any combination of video, audio and data.
Add any combination of up to 3 standard BC Series cards to the base unit.
Powered via 4 pin XLR DC input. Power supplied by PS12 external PSU.
PROBE-BASE6 A ruggedized portable fibre optic system for any combination of up to 6 standard BC Series cards.
For alternate connectors and options please contact the Sales Office with your requirements.

Contact us

Unit 2, The Quadrant, Howarth Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1AP, UK
+44 1628 510055,