NAB 2017: Joseph Electronics To Launch Caddie Transporter Series, Demo Tote Caddie and DFT-JR Transport
Joseph Electronics (Booth C6648) will introduce the Caddie Transporter series, a family of customizable fiber transporter caddies for use in remote broadcasting.
The caddies provide up to 18 signals of 3G/HD/SDI uncompressed video, and four additional slots can be fitted with a selection of modules for audio, intercom, analog video, genlock, MADI, and Dante. Each Caddie Transporter serves as a plug-and-play system for sending multiple video and audio signals over a single fiber. Built to be housed in a 5RU setting, one end of the system is stationed in the studio, sending signals to the other unit in the control room.
The company’s Tote Caddie series of portable fiber-optic signal-acquisition systems for ENG, SNG, and other remote-production applications offer a better option for fast, operator-deployed, point-to-point signal transport. Built using rugged Pelican cases, each Tote Caddie is a compact, functional, and weather-resistant fiber solution for news and field crews working in harsh environments. The Totes Caddies are designed with customization in mind: more than 12 modules available can be mixed and matched in nearly unlimited combinations to provide the exact signal count necessary for a given application.
DFT-JR Compact HD Video-Transport Solution
Also to be displayed is the DFT-JR, a compact, cost-efficient solution for sending HD video over fiber. Part of the JFS Digital Fiber Transport (DFT) series, the DFT-JR can transmit up to 16 channels of pristine, uncompressed 3G/HD/SDI video on one or two single-mode fibers, depending on configuration. Housed in a 1RU fanless enclosure with redundant power supplies, the DFT-JR can support up to eight two-channel modules to handle as many as 16 signals. Users can easily change the direction of each two-channel module in the field to accommodate last-minute changes. The DFT-JR also has a bypass channel, an innovative feature available only from Joseph Electronics. The bypass channel makes it possible to add more analog video, audio, or RS data-transport signals, and, with the two-fiber version, users can also add Gigabit Ethernet signals.
Custom Fiber Assemblies, Certified Repairs
Joseph Electronics specializes in providing custom fiber assemblies for the broadcast industry. Its Neutrik opticalCON- and Lemo SMPTE-certified fiber technicians can quickly fabricate assemblies and breakout cables using products from premium-cable manufacturers, such as Belden, Furukawa, and OCC. Joseph Electronics is also a factory-trained and certified fiber repair shop ready to work on any defective fiber cable assembly or breakout, regardless of manufacturer. Its fiber experts will be on hand in the booth to highlight the company’s expertise in fiber assemblies and repairs.