Beldens Telecast Fiber Systems Brand Introduces Thunder Fiber Optic Audio, Intercom and Data Transport System

Date: 06/09/2012

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced that the companys Telecast Fiber Systems brand will introduce Thunder at IBC2012. Thunder is a cost-effective, compact and versatile fiber optic solution for transporting audio, intercom and data in mobile productions, broadcast infrastructures and live sound applications.

"With the exploding use of fiber for audio and video transport, our broadcasting customers need innovative, cost-effective systems for moving large quantities of audio signals on the existing fiber optic infrastructure. With the Thunder audio system, weve filled the space between our high-end Adder 2 and the use of unreliable and short range copper cables," said Steve DeFrancesco, vice president and general manager of Telecast Fiber Systems. The Thunder is the result of several years of research and feedback from SNG, OB and studio operations around the world, and has all of the features needed for rapid and long-distance deployment of communications systems that these broadcasting professionals need.

Using just one or two strands of fiber and just 1 RU of space, the scalable Thunder system transports up to 80 bi-directional channels of audio, data and/or intercom signals, configurable in up to 10 eight-channel blocks. A 1 RU frame at each end of the link provides all of the audio I/O on DB25 connectors, with data on DB26HD connectors. Alternatively, rows of 16 XLR and DB9 connectors can be added to provide traditional audio, intercom and data interfaces when those connectors are preferred. Thunders Tupa frame includes main multiplexor and fiber optic transport hardware, accepting up to 10 Thunderbolt insert cards and supporting a variety of passive and active analog breakout panels as well as passive AES, intercom, and data breakout panels. In the future, Telecast Fiber Systems will offer a portable, throwdown Stage Box, a companion to the Thunder system that will provide 32 analog inputs, eight analog outputs, and one COM slot in a ruggedized, mussel shell-style enclosure.

The Thunder system will be on display in the companys booth at IBC2012 in stand 10.B39.

Telecast Fiber Systems is the company known for its portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. Telecast Fiber Systems' video, audio and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues and various private, educational, government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling and reduce labor costs and setup time. Telecast Fiber Systems equipment has helped usher in the age of HD television production, and the company now is active in the development of 3D HDTV production.

www.belden.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecast Fiber Systems Contact:

Steve DeFrancesco 

Vice President and General Manager

Tel: +1 (508) 754-4858 

Email: telecast.sales@belden.com

Telecast Fiber Systems Press Contact:

Eric Sullivan

Marketing Communications

Tel: +1 (508) 926-0445

Email: eric.sullivan@belden.com

 

 



Tags: www.belden.com | www.telecast-fiber.com | Thunder | fiber optic | IBC 2012 | IBC 2012
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