CABSAT 2014: Miranda introduces 4K UltraHD fibre transceiver
Michelle Clancy | 12-03-2014

Miranda Technologies is gearing up to introduce its 4K UltraHD-ready Telecast-brand CopperHead 3404K camera-mountable fibre transceiver.

The dual-strand bi-directional system thus enables 4K cameras to be easily multi-purposed for electronic news gathering, digital cinematography and studio applications, without the constraints imposed by copper connections.

The system includes the camera-mountable transceiver, base station and remote camera control panel, which collectively enable a range of high-end cameras to be fully connected and remotely controlled via SMPTE 311M fibre.

The CopperHead 3404K transceiver requires two strands of fibre optic cable to carry all bi-directional signals, including four 3Gbps HD/SDI paths, from camera locations to truck or control room or around a remote production site.

"The CopperHead 3404K transceiver system is the starting point of the end-to-end 4K production workflow solution that Miranda provides," said Scott Murray, Miranda's senior vice president of core products. That workflow also includes NVISION 8500 Enterprise-class routers, and the Kaleido-MX and Kaleido-Modular-X series multi-viewers.

"By enabling the distribution of all required signals for 4K, including Ethernet, CopperHead 3404K is a perfect pathway to next-generation television production," he added.