Telegenic Bolsters 4K Coverage of UEFA Finals With Bluebell Throw-Down SDI Links

OB Pioneer Telegenic Bolsters 4K Coverage of UEFA Finals With Bluebell Throw-Down SDI Links

Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced that pioneering outside broadcast company Telegenic have installed multiple sets of Bluebell field-deployable SDI interfaces to transmit high-quality, high-bandwidth signals over fibre. The Bluebell units recently drove 4K signal transport during Telegenic's coverage of the 2016 UEFA Europa League and Champions League finals.

"We have long used Bluebell's rugged, field-proven fibre links on a host of high-end productions and regular events," said Sean Mulhern, director of engineering at Telegenic. "Not only do they provide the quality and reliability that's so critical to our operation, but they are competitively priced, and Bluebell always delivers promptly, no matter what our delivery requirements. In fact, with one recent order, Bluebell delivered five sets of links to our facility the same afternoon we placed the order! You can't beat that level of service."

To bolster its coverage of the football finals, Telegenic installed four sets of Bluebell Quad 3G-SDI fibre interfaces and eight sets of BC323 converters.

Ideal for transporting 4K signals, the Quad 3G four-channel multiplexers/demultiplexers take in 3G-SDI signals from up to four cameras, convert them to optical signals, and transmit them over standard SMPTE hybrid cable. Each signal within a fibre core has a different optical wavelength, enabling interference-free transmission over longer distances.


Meanwhile, the BC323 units convert two independent 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, or ASI signals onto fibre. They then receive, auto-sense, equalize, and reclock each optical signal prior to converting it back into an electrical signal.

"Telegenic have been a regular and valued customer for many years, and in that time we have enjoyed a very collaborative relationship," said Paul McCann, managing director, Bluebell Opticom. "They have always been keen to offer technical advice, equipment loans, and any other assistance that will help us ensure Bluebell technology works with the latest cameras and techniques. We greatly appreciate Telegenic's support in shaping the development of Bluebell products."

About Bluebell Opticom Limited
Bluebell Opticom designs and manufactures high-quality fibre optic links for the broadcast, telecommunications, and satellite industries. Its products are used for the critical delivery of video, audio, and data services at live world-class sporting events and other situations requiring the transport of high-bandwidth signals over long distances. Applications range from robust outside broadcast links to complex fixed installations over fibre backbones.
With products in use the world over, Bluebell Opticom counts many of the top OB providers and networks among its clients. The company serves customers directly and through a select global network of partners and distributors.