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Ikegami HDL-40 With Fiber Extension Enhances Specialized HDTV Video Acquisition Applications

HD/POV system from Telecast Fiber Systems Enables long-distance, high-quality connectivity (January 24, 2006)

Ikegami's HDL-40 With Fiber Extension

Ikegami's HDL-40 With Fiber Extension

Specialized HD video acquisition has achieved a new level of versatility, convenience, and quality with the introduction of the Ikegami HDL-40 With Fiber Extension. This product seamlessly integrates Ikegamis HDL-40 advanced one-piece full digital box-type HDTV camera with Telecast Fiber Systems HD/POV (High Definition, Point-of-View) fiber optic video, audio, and two-way data transceiver module. Offering high-quality 1080i/60i or 720/60p image capture, the Ikegami HDL-40 With Fiber Extension brings a wide array of connectivity and control advances to such specialized HD image-acquisition applications such as POV entertainment and sports, high-end robotic surveillance, weather/traffic cameras, medical imaging, and even studio camera use. Chief among these advances is the elimination of copper wires for interfacing the HDL-40 camera, and the use of fiber optics for transmission over long distances (three miles and greater).

The Ikegami HDL-40 With Fiber Extension offers one-connector operation for HD/SDI camera output, as well as all camera controls and genlock. It significantly reduces weight and simplifies setup and installation. A bi-directional fiber optic link, the Telecast HD/POV module is designed to fully maintain the quality of the HD signal while providing multiple channels of high speed, duplex data for robotic pan-tilt-zoom and camera control, as well as tri-level sync signal to the camera. Current users of the HDL-40 with Fiber Extension include CBS The Late Show With David Letterman, as well as F&F Productions, a remote television production company based in Clearwater FL that uses the HDL-40s for?among other things?goal-post shots.

?The Ikegami HDL-40 With Fiber Extension brings significant enhancements to any HD production where a POV camera is desirable, explains Alan Keil, VP/Director of Engineering for Ikegami. ?Working alongside Telecast Fiber Systems, we have developed a package that replaces cumbersome multi-cable connections with one lightweight fiber optic cable. The result is a low-cost, highly efficient system that streamlines HD production and opens up a world of new options to its users. Telecast made a special housing for its HD/POV product that connects it directly to the HDL-40 camera without external wires. We also modified the base-station side with our own control-panel-type connector so it can use any of the traditional or new Ikegami control panels.

?Fiber connectivity is a pure path that guarantees that the signal leaving the HDL-40 With Fiber Extension reaches the ancillary equipment exactly as it was intended?uncompressed and uncompromised, adds Joe Commare, VP of Marketing and International Sales for Telecast Fiber Systems. ?Ikegami is well-known for developing high-quality HD solutions, and fiber is a natural choice when it comes to managing the high-bandwidth signals of HD. We are proud to have partnered with Ikegami on this latest innovation.

Ikegamis HDL-40 advanced one-piece full digital box-type HDTV camera is a 2/3-inch camera system with superb picture quality thats designed to address myriad remote-control applications. It is available with native 1080i CCDs, native 720pCCDs, and multi-format CMOS sensors. The HDL-40 incorporates a state-of-the-art 3.3 million-gate ASIC and can output two HD SDI signals without a CCU (camera control unit). The camera body is both compact and lightweight, and it incorporates a range of digital features and options.

About Telecast Fiber Systems
Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production and other high-performance video/audio communications. Telecast Fiber Systems video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, private and government institutions and facilities, and telecommunications providers.

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About Ikegami
Ikegami is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-quality professional broadcast equipment. Ikegami offers a broad range of TV cameras for ENG, EFP, Studio, HDTV, CCTV, and Medical Imaging. Ikegami products have received various Emmy Awards for Engineering Excellence. The company's universal High Definition TV cameras have been widely accepted by the broadcast industry as it continues the transition to the High Definition Television Format.

For more information about Ikegami and the location of the Regional Office nearest you, call Ikegami's Maywood NJ headquarters at 201-368-9171 or visit


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