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Bluebell Opticom designs and manufactures high-quality Fibre Optic links for the broadcast, satellite, telecommunications, and professional AV industries. Its products are used for the critical delivery of video, audio, and data services at live, world-class sporting events and venues requiring the transport of high-bandwidth signals over long distances. Applications range from robust stand-alone links to complex, fixed installations over fibre backbones.
With products in use worldwide, Bluebell Opticom counts many of the top blue chip companies and networks among its clients. The company serves customers directly and through a select global network of partners and distributors. More information is available at www.bluebell.tv.
Bluebell Opticom at the 2019 NAB Show
New — BC160i Intelligent 1RU Rack Frame
Bluebell will demonstrate the new intelligent 1RU Rack Frame. Featuring a Touchscreen display that mimics the SNMP Network Monitoring system. Complete with a drill down intuitive menu the rack screen reports full card parameters and performance with signal type and strength indication with immediate notification of any alarms. Six Cards and a Network Monitoring Card. This makes for a seriously dense, (48 I/O’s), high tech point of presence in any broadcast application. Building on the reputation of its predecessor the BC160, with more than 8000 loaded racks deployed worldwide, this is the next generation of a highly successful implementation.
New — BC100i Intelligent 3RU Rack Frame
As with its smaller stablemate the BC100i rack frame shares the same intelligence. A large 7” Touchscreen with a drill down intuitive menu structure, this 3RU frame is brighter and packs in more tech and information than ever before. Each of the 120 I/O’s can be reported on individually if required. Signal format, signal bitrate, input signal strength and optical transmission power are all available easily and in a few clicks. There is also a power meter function on each of the optical inputs in the form of a very recognisable red/orange/green stack VU meter. The next generation of our highly successful 3RU Rack frame has arrived. Still with Dual Redundant Hot-swappable front-loading Power Supplies and open architecture SNMP Network Monitoring Card, this big rack is as robust and reliable as ever.
New — TDM700-4K-x1000 Robotic Camera Pedestal Adaptor
New at NAB Show 2019 is our Robotic Camera Head Fibre Optic Pedestal Adaptor. Made to look like the camera it supports the clean lines blend in with the surroundings. We already have well established systems for the Panasonic AW-HExxx series. The new launch is our adaptor of the Sony BRC-x1000 4K UHD camera head. Featuring Dual 3G-SDI 4K video transport Genlock and PoE+ insertion this unit, it’s a very simple upgrade for these very popular cameras. This is a very sturdy aluminium reinforced ABS construction designed for field use.
New — BB450-IP SMPTE IP 3G-SDI + 8Ch Audio Edgware Product
The BB450-IP is the logical next step in the IP world of Broadcast. Eight Analogue Audio channels along with one 3G-SDI Video signal are Encapsulated in either SMPTE 2022-6/7 or SMPTE 2110 and presented on a 10G Ethernet fibre network. Unicast or Multicast for maximum performance. This unit is controlled either by the Front Panel Touchscreen or via the in-band GUI hosted on any PC on the network. Compatible with Ember+ Control systems, in SMPTE 2110 mode the BC450-IP can also be used and a Dante Edge device. This is a very versatile compact unit that can be placed many miles away from the Network Switch because it is a Singlemode system.
New — BC369 Super High-Density 12G-SDI I/O Card
New at the 2019 NAB Show will be Bluebell’s BC369, a super high-density converter card that enables 12G UHD 4K HDR optical conversion with no less than eight I/Os on board. When the BC369 is deployed in Bluebell’s standard 3-RU rack frame, users can achieve 120 ports of 12G-SDI in the space of three rack units for extra-dense, reliable broadcast transport. The same card in Bluebell’s 1-RU frame yields 48 ports of 12G-SDI.
Emmy® Award-Winning SDI-Over-Fibre Technology
In 2017, Bluebell earned an Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for pioneering development of SDI-over-fibre optic networks. Because of Bluebell’s work, SDI signal transport over fibre has become commonplace, and Bluebell is now a trusted vendor for thousands of broadcasters, OB truck companies, stadiums, governments, and satellite uplink stations throughout the world. SDI over fibre is critical to almost every Bluebell product in use today, and it will be front and centre during Bluebell’s 2019 NAB demonstrations.