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CCW 2010 (HD WORLD): JVC Unveils KA-F790U Fiber Optic Packages for the GY-HM790U Camera at Content & Communications World )
Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2010
CCW 2010 (HD WORLD): JVC Unveils KA-F790U Fiber Optic Packages for the GY-HM790U Camera at Content & Communications World )


WAYNE, NJ (October 13, 2010) –JVC Professional Products Company and Telecast Fiber Systems unveiled the CopperHead™ ProHD KA-F790 camera-mounted fiber optic transceiver and announced 6 complete fiber packages to the U.S. market at Content & Communications World in New York City (Booth 901). Built exclusively for the JVC GY-HM790 ProHD camera, it is the first CopperHead to provide a direct connection to a camcorder without requiring external cables.
Using a 68-pin connector on the back of the GY-HM790, the compact KA-F790 attaches directly to the camera body and enables broadcasters to leverage the GY-HM790’s full studio functionality in the field. It connects the camera via SMPTE hybrid (powered) or tactical (unpowered) fiber optic cable to a truck, control room, or “video village” position.
The system simultaneously transports bidirectional digital (SDI or HD-SDI) and analog (NTSC or PAL) video, as well as all two-way camera control, audio, video, data, sync, tally/call, prompter, and intercom signals between the camera head and the remote CopperHead Base Station. The lightweight, 1 RU Base Station is easily integrated into any studio, mobile truck, or portable flypack – and plugs directly into a facility's switcher, router, intercom, and house sync systems.
“Since its unveiling at this year’s NAB show, the GY-HM790 has received rave reviews for excellent HD image quality as well as its versatility for both studio and ENG use,” said Steve DeFrancesco, vice president and general manager of Telecast Fiber Systems. “And now, our new CopperHead ProHD KA-F790 makes it easy and seamless for GY-HM790 users to leverage the range, quality, and reliability of fiber for their remote productions.”
“With the CopperHead ProHD systems from Telecast Fiber Systems, GY-HM790 users can have the convenience and performance of fiber on location,” said Lon Mass, vice president of sales and marketing, JVC Professional Products. “The customized KA-F790 transceiver fits directly on the camera, which provides an elegant, reliable, and streamlined fiber optic solution.”
To address specific customer applications, JVC has packaged the KA-F790 in 6 complete systems that include Tactical (unpowered) Fiber Cable, Hybrid (powered) cable with SMPTE or OpticalCON connectors, and a choice of RTS or Clearcom intercom modules. The CopperHead ProHD systems will be available next month and are priced from $11,995.