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Nevion Virtuoso used in worlds first large scale application of TICO video compression Posted: 18/10/2019
Nevion Virtuoso used in worlds first large scale application of TICO video compression

Nevion, award-winning provider of virtualized media production solutions, has revealed that its flagship software-defined media node Virtuoso was used in the world’s first large-scale application of TICO video compression during the China Media Group’s (CMG) live coverage of the recent celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Nevion Virtuoso’s TICO media function enables encoding and decoding of UHD/4K video for transport over 10GE/IP or 3G-SDI links, with a visually lossless 4:1 compression ratio and a latency of a few milliseconds. For this event, more than 120 Nevion Virtuosos were used for the live 4K broadcast to billions of viewers via CMG’s China Central Television’s (CCTV) television station and website, as well as 70 4K movie theaters.

Tags: Nevion | TICO | CMG | China | Broadcast | Virtuoso
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Media Links Promotes 100G IP Solutions on NAB New Yorks Big Stage Posted: 08/10/2019
Media Links Promotes 100G IP Solutions on NAB New York and rsquo;s Big Stage
Media Links®, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, will be exhibiting at the NAB NY show, October 16-17, 2019 on Booth No. N626. The company will address the essential requirements for Broadcasters to incorporate higher bandwidth demands and more flexible services across their IP networks.
Tags: Al Nunez | Media Links | NAB NY | MDP3000 | MDP3040 | TICO | Video over IP
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Media Links Showcases Media over IP Technology at NAB NY Posted: 09/10/2018
Media Links Showcases Media over IP Technology at NAB NY

Media Links Inc, manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, announces its technology line-up for the upcoming NAB New York event. Visitors to Media Links’ NAB NY booth N624 will learn about its common LAN/WAN IP architecture, which integrates edge, core and control solutions specifically designed to support interoperable standards while providing a bridge from SDI to IP equipment and infrastructure.

Tags: media Links | video over IP | MDP3040 | MDP Series | TICO | IP video encoder
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Bluebell Opticom Accepts Emmy Award for SDI-Over-Fibre Technology at April Awards Ceremony Posted: 08/05/2018
Bluebell Opticom Accepts Emmy and reg; Award for SDI-Over-Fibre Technology at April Awards Ceremony

Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, has been presented with an Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for pioneering development of SDI over fibre optic networks. The company’s managing director, Paul Felix McCann, accepted the award at the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards ceremony in Las Vegas during the 2018 NAB Show in April.

Tags: Bluebell Opticom | fibre optic links | media delivery | high-bandwidth signal transport | Emmy Awards
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Bluebell Introduces Silhouette Combine Converters to Further Reduce Camera Cabling in Live Productions Posted: 05/04/2018
Bluebell Introduces Silhouette Combine Converters to Further Reduce Camera Cabling in Live Productions

Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced the launch of Silhouette Combine4 and Combine8 converters, two new additions to the Silhouette power-insertion family for robotic-camera productions in sports, theatre, and music venues. When used with the Silhouette power-insertion system, the converters let users combine signals from four or eight cameras onto one SMPTE hybrid cable.

Tags: Bluebell Opticom | fibre optic links | Silhouette converters | live production | NAB Show | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Bluebell Opticom to Present New Remote Configuration Features of BN390 Multiplexer Posted: 04/04/2018
Bluebell Opticom to Present New Remote Configuration Features of BN390 Multiplexer

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.

Tags: Bluebell Opticom | fibre optic links | multiplexer | 4K UHDTV transport | remote production | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Bluebell Opticom at the 2018 NAB Show Posted: 22/03/2018
Bluebell Opticom at the 2018 NAB Show
At the 2018 NAB Show, Bluebell will demonstrate the Silhouette line of rugged, deployable, high-density, mixed-technology media converters. The heart of the Silhouette power-insertion product family for robotic cameras in remote production scenarios, the Silhouette is a fully integrated 4K UHD robotic head system that works with SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, and 4K UHD cameras to provide power and control to the camera head and fibre optic connectivity for the remote-control panel. As a result, operators no longer need to rely on stadium power. The customizable Silhouette comes in three sizes and can accommodate any combination of 4K HDR, quad 3G-SDI, trilevel sync, GigE, serial data control, communications, IFB, and multichannel audio signals. Customers can choose to get power from a 12V DC supply, a V-Mount battery, a hybrid cable, or a combination of the three. Introduced at IBC2017, Silhouette units are deployed all over the world in sports, theatre, and music venues.
Tags: Bluebell Opticom | Silhouette Combine8 | media converters | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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ABOX42 at the 2018 NAB Show Posted: 20/02/2018
ABOX42 at the 2018 NAB Show

The pay-TV market in the United States is undergoing tremendous change. According to a new report from Grand View Research, the global 4K TV market is expected to reach $380.9 billion in revenue by 2025. What's exciting is that North America is projected to be the highest growing region for UHD and 4K TV.

Tags: ABOX42 | 2018 NAB Show | pay-TV | CTIconnect | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Upgrades to Bluebell BN390 Multiplexer Enable New 4K UHD Conversion Options and Remote Configuration Posted: 14/11/2017
Upgrades to Bluebell BN390 Multiplexer Enable New 4K UHD Conversion Options and Remote Configuration
Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre-optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced upgrades to its BN390 stand-alone interface that supports single-cable 4K UHDTV transport in broadcast studios and outside broadcast (OB) applications. Among other improvements, the BN390 multiplexer and demultiplexer modules are now capable of converting between all the various formats of 4K UHD (not just 12G-SDI) for both copper and fibre, and they come with an intuitive new software interface for easy remote configuration and signal monitoring. The improvements come as part of Bluebell's rollout of remote production tools and will be most helpful in OB trucks, stadiums, news facilities, and event venues, especially for sport applications.
Tags: Bluebell BN390 Multiplexer | Bluebell Opticom | 4K UHD Conversion Options | Remote Configuration
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Bluebell Wins Emmy Award for SDI-Over-Fibre Technology Posted: 15/09/2017
Bluebell Wins Emmy Award for SDI-Over-Fibre Technology
Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced it has earned an Emmy(R) Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for pioneering development of SDI over fibre optic networks.
Tags: Bluebell | Emmy Award | SDI-Over-Fibre Technology | Bluebell Opticom Ltd. | fibre optic | IMC2017 | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Bluebell Opticom at IBC2017 Posted: 26/07/2017
Bluebell Opticom at IBC2017
Bluebell Opticom has created a suite of Fibre Optic transport products that provides a single coax or fibre connection to a 12-Gbps SDI video interface for 4K/UHD applications.
Tags: Bluebell Opticom | IBC2017 | Rack-Mountable One-Cable 12G-SDI | BC370 High-Density Optical Converter | Edgware Throw-Down IP Gateway | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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Bluebell Opticom at the 2017 NAB Show Posted: 23/02/2017
Bluebell Opticom at the 2017 NAB Show

NEW -- Edgware

At the 2017 NAB Show, Bluebell Opticom will highlight Edgware, its new range of IP- gateway products that serve as a bridge between current 3G-SDI-based broadcast infrastructures and those built on IP technology. Edgware products make it possible to use BNC and XLR technology to transport broadcast signals over IP networks. The user interface remains the same, but the transport technology is new. The result is that broadcast facilities can save money by repurposing existing equipment for IP delivery.
Tags: Bluebell Opticom | 2017 NAB Show | Edgware | IP gateway | products | XLR technology | broadcast | signal | BCX-760 Series | 10G Ethernet | Point-to-Point Fibre Link | One-Cable 12G-SDI | 4K Broadcast Applications | NAB 2017 | NAB 2017
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Bluebell Opticom at BVE 2017 Posted: 30/01/2017
Bluebell Opticom at BVE 2017

BCX-760 Series 10G Ethernet Point-to-Point Fibre Link

New to BVE this year is Bluebell Opticom's BCX-760 Series 10G Ethernet point-to-point fibre link, a camera-back interface that allows easy connection and signal transport between a camera and an outside broadcast (OB) truck or a base station. In a first for the industry, BCX interfaces map all signals presented at the back of any broadcast camera onto a 10G Ethernet point-to-point link, ensuring safe, robust, interference-immune, high-quality transport over much longer distances than have been possible before.
Tags: Bluebell Opticom | BVE 2017 | Fibre link | BCX-760 Series | TDM-750 | HD-SDI Module | ShaxX | SMPTE Hybrid Cable | BVE 2017 | BVE 2017
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Bluebell Launches Stand-Alone Unit for Single-Cable 4K 12G-SDI Interface Posted: 12/09/2016
Bluebell Launches Stand-Alone Unit for Single-Cable 4K 12G-SDI Interface
Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced the launch of the BN390 stand-alone interface supporting 4K/UHDTV in broadcast studios and outside broadcast (OB) applications. The BN390 provides infrastructure transport not only for quad 3G-SDI and two sample interleaves, but for serial 12G-SDI on both copper and fibre. It also allows for a very high density of 3G-SDI signals to be multiplexed onto one fibre. 
Tags: Bluebell Opticom | Stand-Alone | Single-Cable | 4K | 12G-SDI Interface | BN390
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Bluebell Announces ShaxX-GT, a SMPTE Hybrid-Alternative Connector Kit for Power Insertion to Grass Valley Cameras Posted: 30/08/2016
Bluebell Announces ShaxX-GT, a SMPTE Hybrid-Alternative Connector Kit for Power Insertion to Grass Valley Cameras
Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced ShaxX-GT, a new version of its ShaxX SMPTE hybrid-alternative connector kit for power insertion to broadcast cameras. This model is designed to work with broadcast cameras from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, which rely on a manufacturer-specific startup protocol to ensure a secure connection between the camera and the camera control unit (CCU).
Tags: Bluebell Opticom | ShaxX-GT | SMPTE Hybrid-Alternative Connector Kit | Grass Valley Cameras | Power Insertion | IBC 2016 | IBC 2016
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