Miranda Technologies will introduce its Telecast brand CopperHead 3404K camera-mountable fiber transceiver at CABSAT beginning today in Dubai.
Designed to take advantage of fiber optic technology, the 4K UHDTV-ready CopperHead 3404K transceiver requires two strands of fiber optic cable to carry all bi-directional signals, including four 3Gb/s HD/SDI paths, from camera locations to truck or control room or around a remote production site.
The dual-strand bi-directional system enables 4K cameras to be multi-purposed for ENG, digital cinematography and studio applications without the constraints imposed by copper connections.
The CopperHead 3404K system includes the camera-mountable transceiver, base station and remote camera control panel, which collectively enable a range of high-end cameras to be connected and remotely controlled via SMPTE 311M fiber. The 4K CopperHead has already been used for network coverage of major sporting events like professional football, baseball and hockey.
In addition to the introduction of the CopperHead 3404K system in the Middle East, Miranda’s routing, multiviewer and modular solutions for existing HD and emerging 4K UHDTV production requirements can also be seen at the show.
“Our NVISION 8500 Enterprise-class routers, Kaleido-MX and Kaleido-Modular-X series multiviewers, for example, are among a comprehensive range of 4K-ready products throughout our portfolio that make possible the creative freedoms and new service opportunities that 4K UHDTV productions can deliver,” said Scott Murry, Miranda SVP of core products.
“By enabling the distribution of all required signals for 4K, including Ethernet, CopperHead 3404K is a perfect pathway to next generation television production.”