TV goes fiber optics

The technology in the field of broadcasting is developing more and more in the direction of fiber optics. Compared to conventional copper cables, optical fibers offer more bandwidth and lower attenuation data transmission. The Draka IP MediaLine Fiber based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard provides high-speed data transport over IP networks.

The product line includes non-metallic, gel-filled fiber optic central duct cables with two to 24 fibers for indoor broadcast applications. With its FireRes® sheathing, the non-metallic, gel-filled cable is ideal for indoor installation. It complies with CPR fire protection class Cca and features a dielectric glass yarn armouring for rodent resistance and high water insulation.

The cable series IP MediaLine Fiber also includes the fiber optic cable MFC OS2 for mobile outdoor applications. The tightly buffered 9/125 fiber cables are equipped with the patented BendBright® technology, which makes them very resistant to bending and robust. BendBright® combines three features: high sensitivity to macro bending, the new Draka Colorlock-XS coating and a tight glass geometry. The BendBright®-XS fibers are the first choice for all patch cord, interconnect and jumper applications and offer companies measurable technical, economic and environmental benefits.

With their high bandwidth and robust material, Draka fiber optic cables meet the demanding requirements of film and television production. They comply with the SMPTE 2110 standard, which describes the transmission of digital video signals (video stream) over an IP network in real-time. In contrast to earlier IP video standards, the transmission is in uncompressed format. Each data set (video, audio and additional data) is synchronized with each other without affecting each other. This allows separate routing and editing of the data – even for metadata (time code, subtitles and teletext) assigned to the data records.