This was born of the need to simplify connecting up our cameras and remote heads in outside broadcast situations.
The Simply SMPTE 4K Max 3-Box will pass give channels of 3G HD-SDI, stereo audio, and Camera Corps audio control data from a camera position back to the base unit. It'll also send one channel of 3G HD-SDI, analogue Genlock and stereo audio back, and then in addition RS232, RS422 RS485 and two channels of GPIO and ethernet in both directions.
The remote unit has two 12v DC power outputs (6 amps total max) and can also supply up to 450w of isolated mains power out when used in conjunction with the mid-box as a full system.
With this range of signal compatibility, you can rig an entire camera position (with an operator or as a remote head) and get all of your signals down just one cable back to the base position.
Configuration 5 x 3G-SDI remote to base, 1 x 3G-SDI base to remote
Standards SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, DVB-ASI
Input Equalisation Automatic to 100m @ 2.97 Gbps
Analogue Video (Reference)
Configuration 1 x Channel base to remote
Standards Bi-level / Tri-Level Sync
Configuration 1 x Bi-directional stereo audio circuit
Standards Balanced audio, 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 0.2 dB, Max Level +6 dBu
Latency < 2 uS
Configuration 2 x Channels base to remote
Standards Balanced audio, Max level +18dBu
Ethernet 1 x Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000Base-T)
RS232 1 x Bi-directional (Max Data Rate 250kbps)
RS422 1 x Bi-directional (Max Data Rate 10Mbps)
RS485 1 x Bi-directional (Max Data Rate 10Mbps)
GPI Configuration 2 x Bi-directional (VOL = 0.8V max 24mA, VOH = 5.5V max)
Base AC Input 230VAC 50-60Hz, 600W Max
Remote AC Output 230VAC NOM, 450W Max
Remote DC Output 12V, 6A Max, 2x XLR4
Protection AC sent on SMPTE hybrid cable is fully isolated, fused &
safety inter-locked (AC is only enabled when the correct
remote unit is connected). AC is shut off immediately if the
SMPTE hybrid cable is disconnected during use