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JVC and Telecast Fiber Systems Unveil Copperhead ProHD KA-F790

ProHD KA-F790 Fiber Optic Tranceiver For JVC Gy-HM790 ProHD CamCorder

Telecast Fiber Systems and JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., today unveiled the CopperHead™ ProHD KA-F790 camera-mounted fiber optic transceiver at IBC2010 in Amsterdam. Built exclusively for the JVC GY-HM790 ProHD camera, it is the first CopperHead to provide a direct connection to a camcorder without requiring external cables. The new KA-F790 will be demonstrated at IBC through Sept. 14 by JVC Professional Europe Ltd. (Booth 10.D41).

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Using a 68-pin connector on the back of the GY-HM790, the compact KA-F790 attaches directly to the camera body and enables broadcasters to leverage the GY-HM790’s full studio functionality in the field. It connects the camera via SMPTE hybrid (powered) or tactical (unpowered) fiber optic cable to a truck, control room, or “video village” position.

The system simultaneously transports bidirectional digital (SDI or HD-SDI) and analog (NTSC or PAL) video, as well as all two-way camera control, audio, video, data, sync, tally/call, prompter, and intercom signals between the camera head and the remote CopperHead Base Station. The lightweight, 1 RU Base Station is easily integrated into any studio, mobile truck, or portable flypack – and plugs directly into a facility's switcher, router, intercom, and house sync systems.

“Since its unveiling at this year’s NAB show, the GY-HM790 has received rave reviews for excellent HD image quality as well as its versatility for both studio and ENG use,” said Steve DeFrancesco, vice president and general manager of Telecast Fiber Systems. “And now, our new CopperHead ProHD KA-F790 makes it easy and seamless for GY-HM790 users to leverage the range, quality, and reliability of fiber for their remote productions.”

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“With the CopperHead ProHD systems from Telecast Fiber Systems, GY-HM790 users can have the convenience and performance of fiber on location,” said Lon Mass, vice president of sales and marketing, JVC Professional Products. “The customized KA-F790 transceiver fits directly on the camera, which provides an elegant, reliable, and streamlined fiber optic solution.”

The CopperHead ProHD systems will be available in November. In the United States, it will be sold by JVC Professional Products as a complete package (camera module and base station), with different configurations to support Clear-Com and RTS intercom systems.

About Telecast Fiber Systems

Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. is the company known for its portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. Telecast's video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, and government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and set-up time. Telecast systems have helped usher in the age of HD television production, and the company now is active in the development of 3D HD TV production. Telecast Fiber Systems is a subsidiary of Belden (NYSE: BDC), a leader in comprehensive signal transmission solutions for fiber, cable, wireless signal, and industrial networking applications. More information about Telecast Fiber Systems can be found at

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About JVC U.S.A.

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC U.S.A. is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at

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