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WGBH Uses JE Caddie for Remote Signal Transport

Pubcaster will use system for both TV and radio signals

Boston public broadcasting station WGBH(TV/FM) has a new remote studio at the Boston Public Library, and to help it deliver TV and radio signals to its main facility seven miles away from the main operation, the station has acquired a fiber transport caddie from Joseph Electronics. The custom transporter caddie allows WGBH to send bidirectional signals between the remote studio and main facility, including A/V, ancillary and data signals.

According to Emeric Feldmar, WGBH’s director of engineering, since traditional microwave methods were not possible, the station needed a custom solution. As a result, WGBH relied on JE to provide a caddie that has full-duplex connectivity that allows operators to manage four cameras with full robotic control; two separate Gigabit Ethernet paths; return video and audio for PA, intercom, reference, and monitoring; GPIO; DMX lighting control; and all microphones for radio and television.

Joseph Electronics designs, manufactures and supplies custom fiber systems for broadcasters and system integrators.