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Telecast to Present New Mamba Line at IBC2004

Fiber optic product family debuts for first time in Europe (September 07, 2004)

Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. today announced that the company's Mamba product line will make its European debut at IBC2004 Sept. 10-14 in Amsterdam. First introduced at NAB2004 and now shipping, Mamba is Telecast's new product family for fully integrated fiber optic infrastructures in mobile production, stadium, campus, and fixed broadcast facilities. The Mamba components provide a complete audio and HD "superhighway" infrastructure that makes it easier than ever to change, move, and add fiber optic components.

"Mamba represents a major advance in fiber optic technology within a television broadcast facility by fully integrating patchbays, media converters, and fiber optics," said Telecast Fiber Systems President Richard A. Cerny. "Whether it's within a fixed or mobile facility, each Mamba component helps broadcasters significantly trim cable weight and congestion, boost signal capacity, and streamline setup, reconfiguration, and maintenance operations by providing a fiber optic broadcasting backbone."

The Mamba family is an end-to-end fiber optic infrastructure well-suited for a wide range of broadcast applications in both mobile and fixed facilities. At its center are low-profile video and audio patchbays that are integrated directly into a facility or mobile production truck, enabling an entirely fiber optic interframe cable structure with reduced size, weight, and complexity compared to coaxial-based systems. When used with Telecast's new TAC-48 cable assemblies, the Mamba makes truck-to-truck interconnection fast and easy.

Fiber optic HD/SDI video and AES digital audio patchbays are equipped with familiar Mini-WECO jacks and provide a host of unique features, such as optical DA outputs and addressable AES audio patchbay assignments. When used as the centerpiece of a completely "fibered" sports event, the Mamba becomes the production core that handles and distributes signals from other remote fiber optic systems, such as Telecast's Viper II and Adder II systems.

"The current boom in HDTV programming has raised bandwidth requirements through the roof," added Cerny. "The Mamba overcomes the bandwidth and distance limitations of conventional copper cabling so our clients can produce programming in HD reliably and without needing equalization or amplifiers. With the Mamba, broadcasters have a complete fiber optic solution that helps meet ever-increasing viewer demand for HD content."

Visit the Telecast stand, 10.328, at IBC2004 to learn firsthand about the Mamba.

About Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.
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. More information can be found at


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