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FieldCast @ IBC2014 - Powering the Broadcast Revolution

The first affordable fiber optic cabling solution - just in time

For the very first time, fiber optic specialist Rosenberger OSI presents a cabling solution for very high data rates at a revolutionary price level: FieldCast®. Now a large and diverse commu­nity of consumers, prosumers and professionals can finally make full use of the fast rising UHD technology and beyond. FieldCast® is simple to use, extremely robust and available from stock.

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With its 4K resolution, Ultra HD is craving for higher bandwidth connections. With latest 6Gb chip technology, the SDI and HDMI video standards allow for 4K signals to be transported from one place to the other, however traditional copper cabling technology severely limits maximum cable length. “Even highest quality 6Gb coaxial cable can’t carry these signals over longer distan­ces than 60 to 70 meters without severe signal loss” says Theo Stals, head of Mediamachine, the exclusive FieldCast® EMEA distributor.

FieldCast ChassisConnector 4Core MM - FieldCast AdapterCable 2Core MM

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Video equipment for live events recording is becoming lower cost at a steady rate, and 4K cameras and switchers already have hit the market at amazingly low price levels. This is the challenge: there is a growing demand for high quality cable connectivity that can make it all work together, with minimum delays and absolutely no signal loss – but any product that fits the bill has to be offered at comparable low price level. “We just knew there was room for a new, exciting product that could fit the bill, we only had to go and prove it.” says Daniela Schröer, marketing director of the FieldCast® group.

FieldCast Mobiltrommel ConnectorCable - FieldCast CouplerCable 4Core MM

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So, Rosenberger OSI decided to form a dedicated team to take up the challenge and develop highest quality fiber connectors at lowest possible cost. “In doing so, we heavily built upon decades of dedicated experience with fiber optic technology”, explains Thomas Schmidt, Rosenberger OSI CEO, „and yes, and we are proud that now we can present you the amazing result of this endeavor: FieldCast®”.

FieldCast Rack

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The FieldCast Products in Detail

FieldCast® fiber optic cabling comes in different types of products to build a connectivity infra­structure. The products can be either 2Core or 4Core on the one hand, and single mode or multi­mode on the other hand. Main Cables are delivered in Ultra Light and Heavy Duty quality.     

The 2Core products have two cores of fiber and are indicated by 2 rings on the connectors, the 4Core products have four cores of fiber and are indicated by 4 rings on the connectors.

The single mode products (SM) have 9/125 fiber core with yellow rings on the connector, the multimode products (MM) have 50/125 OM3 fiber core with blue rings on the connectors.

THESE ARE THE MAIN PRODUCT CATEGORIES:

The 2Core products have two cores of fiber and are indicated by 2 rings on the connectors, the 4Core products have four cores of fiber and are indicated by 4 rings on the connectors.

The single mode products (SM) have 9/125 fiber core with yellow rings on the connector, the multimode products (MM) have 50/125 OM3 fiber core with blue rings on the connectors.

THESE ARE THE MAIN PRODUCT CATEGORIES:

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1. MAIN CABLES: long fiber cables on drums to bridge long distances

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2. COUPLER CABLES: short cables to chain FieldCast® main cables

3. CHASSIS CONNECTORS: for connecting main cable to equipment with standard LC fiber connectivity

4. ADAPTER CABLES: for connecting main cable to equipment with stan­dard LC fiber connectivity over cable

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