We have developed the Shax/ShaxX interface system to link cameras and CCUs over singlemode cable.
Many cameras are fitted with SMPTE Hybrid connectors. The Shax(X) units allow the cameras and CCUs to be connected over standard singlemode fibres, which might be pre-installed within a stadium or complex between remote cameras and the OB truck.
Taking the wavelength management from the previous page and fitting the Shax(X) systems around it allows multiple cameras and CCUs to communicate over minimum fibre count – this could be a “dark” fibre within a metropolitan area allowing cameras to be deployed at suitable fibre access nodes around a city for example to special events.
The extensive range of Bluebell interfaces also means that all the additional ancillary signals, audio, comms, data, genlock can be overlaid onto the camera channels using additional multiplexing.