Bend it for all it's worth!

To ensure that large sporting events, open-air concerts and reports of current events land on your screen in first-class picture quality, technically high-quality broadcast cables are required. These must be insensitive to bending, robust and hard-wearing - just like the Draka SMPTE 311M camera cables. "Designed for professional studio and live productions, Draka Hybrid HD camera cables meet all the requirements the broadcast industry needs to handle HDTV, super-slomotion, 4K and 8K broadcasts in the long term," says Dipl.-Ing. Marc-Oliver Hentschel, Product Manager Studio Broadcast BU Multimedia Solutions, Prysmian Group. "We are pleased to be able to provide our broadcast customers with highly flexible and powerful camera cables with an optimal cost/benefit ratio." The Hybrid HD Camera Cables 2SM 9/125 + 4 x AWG20 + 2 x AWG24 according to SMPTE 311M standard are now equipped with two BendBright-XS singlemode optical fibres of type G.652.D2 or G.657.A2/B2 as well as control and signal conductors. They are used to transmit power, video, audio and control signals and connect the camera to the base station. The new BendBright-XS single-mode fibre is characterised by an extremely low macro bending sensitivity, a narrow glass geometry and ColorLock-XS coating. This makes the SMPTE 311M Hybrid High-Flex cables extremely robust and insensitive to bending. They are easy to handle, especially outdoors, without having to accept any impairment of the transmission signal. This important property results from the high performance and flexibility of the Prysmian Group PCVD fibre manufacturing process. The special process ensures that light is preserved intact in the fibre core. For critical data transmission applications, this property plays an important role. This is because normal glass fibres can lose significant amounts of light, leading to signal loss and failure. The cables are available with PUR, TPE or LSZH outer sheath. For mobile use, BU Multimedia Solutions guarantees a permanent winding. The connector is easy to assemble on site. The SMPTE 311M Hybrid High-Flex cable is available in various flame-retardant versions and is compatible with all digital camera systems from renowned manufacturers.