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Live production flight-packs

 

A solution for the SDI, Ethernet, InterCom, audio and RS-232/422 data transport for an OB van.

Based on ProBox family modules.

 

Features:

  • a kit comes as a pair of robust 2U shells by GATOR for the base station and for the remote side

  • 19 rack-mountable base station kit (by request)

  • up to eight 12G SDI signals

  • available as a 2-, 4- and 8-channel SDI.

  • any combination of SDI I/O (6+2,8+0,4+4, etc). Please specify on ordering the product.

  • four bidirectional audio channels between the base station and the remote side.

  • InterCom.

  • two RS-232/422 ports

  • two separate 100/1000 Ethernet segments with 2-port switches on each (4 ports total).

  • redundant PSU

  • power supply for the remote side:

    • external 220V AC

    • external 12..17V DC

    • from the base station via a hybrid cable, 48V DC

    • Any combination of the above, power source selection switch provided.

  • optical connectors by User demands.

 

 

Frontal-side view (cover removed when the kit is in use)

 

 

 

 

Rear-side view (cover removed, normally cover is closed)

 

 

 
 

 

 

Flight-packs simplified schematics.

 

PROFITT Ltd will tailor a pack to suit your particular demands. An overview of capabilities follows:

  • up to eight 12G SDI signals transport

  • available as a 2-, 4- and 8-channel SDI transport

  • any combination of SDI I/O (6+2,8+0,4+4, etc). Please specify on ordering the product.

  • four bidirectional audio channels between the base station and the remote side.

  • InterCom.

  • two RS-232/422 ports

  • two separate 100/1000 Ethernet segments with 2-port switches on each (4 ports total).

  • power supply for the remote side:

    • external 220V AC

    • external 12..17V DC

    • from the base station via a hybrid cable, 48V DC

    • any combination of the above, power source selection switch provided.

  • optical connectors by User demands.

  • redundant power supply unit

 

 

SDI  and Ethernet100/1000 transport.

SDI signals and Ethernet connectivity are provided over a single fiber.

In the following example the maximum number of SDI signals is implemented. It takes two ProBox family PBX devices.

A device provides:

  • four SDI

  • one Ethernet 100/1000 link with a 2-port switch.

The direction of SDI transmission is user-defined at the ordering stage.


 

PBX indexing explained

Please note that number of transmitters (#Tx) + number of receivers (#Rx) must be equal to 4:                                                

 

 

Capability to increase the number of SDI signals.

PBX comes with two CWDM sub-bands. It is possible to daisy-chain two PBX devices of different sub-bands at an UPGRADE optical port thus obtaining up to eight SDI signals and two Ethernet100/1000 links in a single optical fiber.

By default the following models are used:

Remote side

PBX-0R4TE1F four-channel SDI Tx + Ethernet (1470..1610nm)

PBX-2R2TE1FL two-channel SDI Tx + two-channel SDI Rx + Ethernet (1270..1450nm)

Base station

PBX-4R0TE1F four-channel SDI Rx + Ethernet (1470..1610nm)

PBX-2T2RE1FL two-channel SDI Rx + two-channel SDI Tx + Ethernet (1270..1450nm)

 

Audio, InterCom, RS-232/422 transport.

Audio signals, InterCom and RS-232/422 transport occupy the second fiber by means of the ProBox family module from PBX-AF-100 series.

One unit of PBX-AF-100 provides:

  • up to four stereo pairs or two AES/EBU channels

  • an InterCom channel (MIC input, PHONE output)

  • two RS-232/422 ports

  • four GPIO ports

Depending on the SFP type inserted in the PBX-AF-100 this module is configured as:

  • two stereo pairs or two AES/EBU for transmission + two stereo pairs or two AES/EBU for reception (by the TR-indexed SFP)

  • four stereo pairs or four AES/EBU for transmission (by the TX-indexed SFP)

  • four stereo pairs or four AES/EBU for reception (by the RX-indexed SFP)

The audio format (analog or AES) is user-selectable:

  • AA four analog stereo pairs

  • AE two analog stereo pairs and two AES/EBU channels

  • EE four AES/EBU channels

An ordering example of the PBX-AF-100:

 

 

The default model is PBX-AF-100-8AA-TR1F.


 

Powering system.

 

Features:

 

Base station

  • powered by 110..242V AC with the capability to send 48V DC to the remote side over a hybrid cable

  • powered by 12..17V DC

  • redundant PSUs

The remote side

  • powered by local 110..242V AC

  • powered by 48V DC over a hybrid cable

  • powered by local 12..17V DC

  • redundant PSUs

 

PSUs:

PBX-PMX0114D

Input 110..242V AC

Output #1. 12V@ 4A DC

Output #2. 48V@ 0.75A DC

Usable in the Base Station for powering the remote side via a hybrid cable.

 

PBX-PMX0114

Input 110..242V AC

Output . 12V@ 5A DC

Usable in the Base Station and the Remote Side.

 

PBX-PMX2115

Input 24..50V DC

Output...  12V@ 2A DC

Usable at the remote side when powered via a hybrid cable.

 

Power supply distribution unit:

PBX-DP-8

Input 12..17V DC

Output ...  8 ports of 12V17V DC, 2A on each port

Usable in the Base Station and the Remote Side for powering-up the ProBox family devices.

 

Power supply switch:

PBX-SWU-12

Input3 ports of 12..17V DC

Output ...  1 port, as per input parameters

Usable in the Base Station and the Remote Side for power source selection.

 


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