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Telecast Fiber Systems GV Tech Expo 2004 Preview

New products include Mamba, CopperHead, and DiamondBack II (September 02, 2004)

Telecast Fiber Systems will be debuting a number of new products at the GV Tech Expo, booth 832, as well as a number of the companys established products.

Mamba Integrated Optical Distribution Product Family Brings Fiber Into Facilities
Debuting for the first time in Europe at IBC2004, Mamba is the company's brand-new product family for fully integrated fiber optic infrastructures in mobile production, stadium, campus, and fixed broadcast facilities. Mamba comprises a family of optical distribution products that have been specifically developed to dramatically increase the signal capacity of a production facility, while decreasing system complexity. Mamba integrates fiber into audio and video patch bays as well as the router, providing a complete facility backbone that is lightweight, expandable, space-saving, and future-proof. Telecast has partnered with prominent equipment vendors to ensure seamless integration of the Mamba for consistent interfaces, a broad range of applications and capabilities, and an easy transition to high definition.

CopperHead Cine Newly Redesigned Camera-Mounted Fiber Optic Transceiver
This upgrade, which some have affectionately dubbed the "Skinny Cine," is optimized for use in digital cinematography applications. The sleek new CopperHead Cine is only half as wide as the original, dramatically improving camera balance without sacrificing functionality. The new transceiver includes all the features of the HD/SDI CopperHead, with four additional return audio channels, for HD and 24p production.

DiamondBack II Broadcast-Quality Analog Video Multiplexer
Now shipping, the DiamondBack II is a natural extension of Telecast's successful DiamondBack video multiplexer. On a single fiber, the DiamondBack provides eight channels of broadcast-quality analog video and a ninth BNC for the coaxial input/output of the company's various Adders systems. The new DiamondBack offers solutions for signal-trunking and distance-learning applications.

New functionality for the Viper II platform:
Gigabit Ethernet
"L" band transport
IF band 70/140 transport

Other established products on display:
Adder Audio/Intercom/Data Control Mux/Demux
Cobra Triax-to-Fiber Converter
CopperHead Camera-Mounted ENG/SNG Link
Sidewinder Fiber Optic ENG/SNG System
Viper Video/Audio/Intercom/Data System for Broadcast Production
Viper II Modular Communications Platform
Viper II HD/POV Point-of-View Links

About Telecast Fiber Systems
Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is a leader in portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. The company's video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, telecommunications providers, and private and government institutions and facilities to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and set-up time. The company's systems accommodate all television production signals, including NTSC/PAL video, 601 and HDTV SDI, analog and AES/EBU audio, triaxial wideband camera interfaces, and intercom and data signals.

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