BERKSHIRE, U.K. — 4 April 2018 — At the 2018 NAB Show, Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre-optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, will showcase the new remote configuration features of its BN390 multiplexer. A standalone interface that enables single-cable 4K UHDTV transport, the BN390 now offers even greater versatility and flexibility for OB trucks, stadiums, news facilities, and event venues, which until now have had to rely on big, bulky, rack-based equipment for remote configuration of signals.
The BN390 is designed for cost-effective transport of 4K UHD signals over fibre, with the ability to multiplex four 3G-SDI signals onto a single 12G-SDI signal. The latest version of the BN390 includes an intuitive new software interface for easy remote configuration and signal monitoring. Besides supporting SNMP access, the BN390 can now serve its own web page via a simple RJ45 connector to give users the ability to set up, configure, and manage signals remotely.
The BN390 maps the existing control software to Bluebell’s emerging GUI technology, built for simple hardware control during remote production. The GUI is a powerful, fast interface that controls the input signal format and the output format, and it also works as a network monitor that reports signal loss and other error states.
“When we introduced the BN390 over a year ago, we put a great deal of thought into a solution for single-cable transport of 4K signals that could meet our customers’ needs as UHDTV continued to come to the fore. And even today, there are few, if any, other products like it on the market,” said Paul McCann, managing director, Bluebell Opticom. “The BN390’s small, robust throw-down multiplexer and demultiplexer modules offer a truly elegant solution for any 4K UHD workflow. And now the BN390 is even easier to control and manage over the Web or SNMP, a critical capability now that remote production is becoming more of a reality for live sports.”
Further information about Bluebell and the company’s products is available at www.bluebell.tv.
Visit Bluebell Opticom at the 2018 NAB Show, Booth C6948 (Exhibiting With Joseph Electronics Inc.)
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About Bluebell Opticom Limited
Bluebell Opticom designs and manufactures high-quality fibre optic links for the broadcast, telecommunications, and professional AV industries. Its products are used for the critical delivery of video, audio, and data services at live, world-class sporting events and venues requiring the transport of high-bandwidth signals over long distances. Applications range from robust stand-alone links to complex, fixed installations over fibre backbones.
With products in use worldwide, Bluebell Opticom counts many of the top blue-chip companies and networks among its clients. The company serves customers directly and through a select global network of partners and distributors. More information is available at www.bluebell.tv.
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