ViaLite RF over fiber is used at large broadcast events to extend the range of the antennas that wireless cameras, microphones and production communications (in-ear monitors, intercoms and IFBs) use.
Distances of 300ft or more generally require RF over fiber, which is also more cost effective than using high quality coaxial cables (typically used for shorter distances). A single fiber can also be used for the backhaul of multiple wireless camera systems.
Most outdoor sporting events require fiber optic links, as do arena and theater events where the action takes place off stage. Typical examples include golf tournaments or major race-car events when the talent walks through the audience, or on the red carpet where microphone or camera coverage is essential.
Outside broadcast applications:
- Sports: motor racing, horse racing, soccer, large athletic events etc.
- Outdoor coverage in film and TV
- Other outdoor events including major award shows such as the OSCARS or EMMYs, and events such as the Tour de France.
Using fiber based antenna-remoting in broadcast applications offers a number of advantages over conventional coax solutions including:
- higher performance and lower loss signal transmissions
- longer link distances
- lighter and faster deployment
- instantaneous coverage for remote camera operators
In addition, ViaLite rack equipment and small-form factor modules can be integrated into existing receiver equipment to convert the signals onto fiber for relay back to production desks and Outside Broadcast (OB) vehicles. Using WDM, ViaLite can multiplex two separate antenna signals onto a single fiber, therefore reducing fiber cabling requirements.Collapse
The Broadcast links offered are: Green OEM Link covering 100 MHz-1 GHz with voltage protection, UHF/VHF 10 MHz-1 GHz & DVB-T 470-900 MHz with input…
C-Band 3.4-7.1 GHz (500 MHz-7.5 GHz)
ViaLite‘s C-Band RF over fiber link covers 3.4 – 7.1 GHz and has a full operational range of 500 MHz – 7.5 GHz. The link is suitable for Satcom, Broadcast, Radar…
6 GHz Outdoor Module
The Black OEM module is an RF over fiber module which covers a wide frequency range from 10 MHz to 6 GHz, has been designed…
ViaLite offers four different Connection Kits for Blue OEM Links and Blue2 Links. These kits can be used to easily integrate ViaLite links with customer equipment.
DWDM, WDM & CWDM Multiplexing
The range of WDM, CWDM and DWDM products allow multiple channels, traveling in either direction, to be simultaneously combined over…
Monitoring & Control Modules
The ViaLite ‘Horizons’ Monitoring and Control (M&C) modules can be used to fully manage ViaLiteHD RF over fiber systems. The HRC-3 Horizons option…
Outdoor Enclosures: ODE-MINI
The ODE-MINI is a compact and versatile outdoor enclosure with a good deal of features for its size. It can house one or two Blue OEM Links, which can be…
Passive RF & Optical Cards
A range of carrier cards for passive RF and/or optical devices. Offering expanded capabilities and simple, streamlined integration in rack-mounted applications.
The ViaLiteHD 3U Chassis can hold up to 13 RF dual cards (up to 26 links) plus a Monitoring & Control Module and two power supplies. The chassis design…
Outdoor Enclosures: original ODE range & Satcom6
The ViaLite suite of outdoor enclosures provide a cost-effective housing solution which can be used indoors or outdoors, and in…
Outdoor Enclosures: ODE-A4 range
ViaLite has launched a new ODE-A4 range of outdoor enclosures: ODE-A4 GPS, ODE-A4 VSAT, ODE-A4 Quad LNB, ODE-A4 configurable. The…