Preco Introduces Census Digital 3G-Capable NanoQubes

Front panels of four video and audio interface modules from the Census Digital NanoQube range

A new addition to the Preco range of broadcast-quality equipment, the Census Digital NanoQubes series allows video and audio interface systems to be assembled from a range of compact modules.

“The NanoQube series is designed for use in broadcast-quality video and audio production, post-production, playout and head-end facilities,” states Preco’s Commercial Manager, Sarah Lenson. “It includes a versatile selection of component products from which reliable signal interfacing and distribution systems of practically any size can be configured quickly and cost-efficiently.”

“Each NanoQube module is housed in a quarter-rack-width metal case which contributes to very efficient electronic screening,” details Preco’s Director of Engineering and Technology, James Thomas. “Up to four modules can be accommodated in one unit of rack space. All NanoQube modules come with internal power supplies, eliminating the need for external power adapters, and are fully compatible with the Census Digital Qubes half-rack-width product range.”


Eight modules are currently available in the NanoQube series: the NQ-1 3G/HD/SD-SDI reclocking distribution amplifier, NQ-2 3G/HD/SD-SDI 2x1 source selector, NQ-3 3G/HD/SD-SDI optical-to-electrical converter, NQ-4 3G/HD/SD-SDI electrical-to-optical converter, NQ-5 AES/EBU impedance matching transformers, NQ-6 AES/EBU digital-to-analog audio converter, NQ-7 analog audio-to-AES/EBU digital converter and NQ-8 3G/HD/SD-SDI 2 group audio demultiplexer.

Founded in 1983, Preco (Broadcast Systems) Ltd is one of Britain's largest and most experienced suppliers of equipment to the television and radio broadcast industry. Preco is sole UK distributor for 25-Seven, 360 Systems, AVT, Census Digital, Cooltouch, D & R, Henry Engineering, Lawo, Logitek, O.C. White, Orban, Telos, Tieline, Ward Beck and Yellowtec. Preco is also reseller for Blackmagic Design, DataVideo, Grass Valley, Hewlett Packard, Panasonic and TVOne.


Preco customers include the BBC, BSkyB, Bauer Radio, Global Radio, ITN, Radio Investments, Wireless Group and a large number of independent radio stations. In addition, Preco supplies the security, event management and teleconferencing markets.