Gepco HBB Hybrid Fiber Breakout Box

Apr 2, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Gepco will feature the portable HBB Hybrid Fiber Breakout Box and the HDR Hybrid Component Distribution Rack, a single-space rack chassis for breakout from hybrid fiber camera connectors to discrete electrical and fiber connectors, at NAB in booth #C1429.

With the HBB Hybrid Fiber Breakout Box, each Lemo SMPTE 304M hybrid fiber connector breaks out to two ST connectors on a recessed, protective metal top plate. This allows for a quick and robust break-out to a standard format connector that can be interfaced with existing single-mode fiber tie-lines. In addition, the HBB boxes can be ordered with 3-pin XLR connectors.

The HDR Hybrid Component Distribution Rack system offers an alternative to permanent installation of a high-definition camera to CCU infrastructure wiring. In the HDR rack system, each Lemo SMPTE 304M connector breaks to two ST connectors and a 5-pin metal AMP connector. At this junction, the camera interconnect is transmitted over separate single-mode distribution fiber and Gepco HDP221 series electrical cables to a second HDR rack. The second HDR rack in the system allows for the individual components to recombine back into Lemo SMPTE 304M connectors to interface with standard hybrid fiber camera cables.

Both the HBB rack and HDR boxes feature machine-polished ceramic ferules and ceramic sleeves, allowing for superior optical alignment and low loss, as well as replaceable fiber jumpers, eliminating the need to replace connectors. In addition, each optical or hybrid connector has a metal dust cap with chain for protection from the elements.

Gepco will also introduce its 61801EZ single-pair audio cable, which is now available in 20 different colors with a new riser-rated PVC jacket to allow for more color-coding options and improved flexibility. New jacket colors include lime green, tan, royal blue, plum and chrome, among others (for a total of 10 new color options).

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