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Live-Link Sr. Remote Camera Interface System

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Designed to handle news, sports, and other day-to-day remote interfacing needs with ease, the Live-Link™ Sr. Remote Camera Interface System offers a comprehensive fiber-optic-connected solution for transporting digital video, audio, intercom, and data between a remote camera location and a truck or control room. The point-to-point system consists of a portable Camera End Unit and either a portable or rack-ready Control Room Unit. Both use industry-standard connectors that are clearly labeled for fast, intuitive setup.

Live-Link Sr. provides two digital video paths in each direction that support the 3G/HD/SD-SDI SMPTE®-standards. In addition, the system provides connectivity for mic/line level signals, talent cueing, 2-channel party-line intercom, GPI/GPO, RS-232/RS-422 asynchronous data, and Gigabit Ethernet. A full complement of status LEDs simplifies monitoring and troubleshooting. Live-Link Sr. systems are suitable for remote production or permanent installation and can be powered by a DC supply or battery.

Live-Link Sr. is a reliable and convenient way of linking a production camera crew to an ENG or OB van, SNG vehicle, or production trailer. The system's portability and ease-of-deployment make it an ideal infrastructure solution for studio complexes, arenas, and campus environments. Live-Link Sr. units interconnect using two strands of single-mode fiber-optic cable and provide a transmission distance of at least 10 km (per SMPTE 297). Featuring the rugged opticalCON® DUO fiber-optic connectors from Neutrik®, units can also be ordered with ST optical connectors.

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Key Features

  • Transports digital video, audio, and data over two single-mode optical fibers
  • Supports standard 3G/HD/SD-SDI digital video formats
  • Four mic/line inputs with selectable gain and +48 V phantom power
  • Two line-level audio paths for IFB or general-purpose use
  • Party-line intercom interface with 28 V beltpack power
  • 2-wire-to-4-wire auto nulling hybrids for excellent intercom audio
  • 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet
  • RS-232 and RS-422 for camera control
  • Available with Neutrik opticalCON DUO for fast, reliable fiber connectivity
  • Anton/Bauer® battery mount standard on both units
  • Low power consumption allows extended battery operating time
  • Industry-standard connectors for all inputs and outputs
  • Available in portable or rack-ready versions

Which Live-Link system is right for your application? Review the
Live-Link Remote Camera Interface System Feature-by-Feature Comparison Chart.

Documentation Where to Buy

Live-Link Sr. Camera End Unit

The Live-Link Sr. Camera End Unit goes where the action is. Weighing less than 11 pounds (5 kg) the unit is truly portable. And with its rugged aluminum housing it's built to withstand the rigors of field use. The intuitive I/O panel uses industry-standard connectors: BNC for digital video, 3-pin XLR for audio and intercom, RJ45 for Ethernet, and 9-pin D-Sub for asynchronous data. Status indicators and multi-segment audio level meters make setup and use a simple process. The 2-channel party-line intercom interface provides DC power for direct connection of intercom beltpacks. The 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface features an auto MDI/MDI-X input eliminating the need for crossover cables. An Anton/Bauer battery mount allows for battery-powered operation. A maximum power draw of 30 watts allows battery operating time of four hours or greater. As an alternate to battery operation a source of 10 to 18 Vdc can be connected.

Live-Link Sr. Control Room Unit

Typically residing in an ENG truck or at a control room location, Live-Link Sr.'s Control Room Unit serves as the I/O panel for signals going to and from the Camera End Unit. Two single-mode optical fibers carry WDM-multiplexed signals between the units. All video, audio, and data inputs and outputs use standard connectors. Multiple LEDs provide video, audio, and system status information. The Control Room Unit is available in a portable or rack-ready version. The portable version can be powered by a 10 to 18 Vdc source or via battery using the Anton/Bauer mount. Consuming a maximum of 20 watts, battery operation in excess of six hours is easily achieved. The rack-ready version is optimized for use in permanent (fixed or mobile) installations. Using the optional Live-Link Sr. Rack Mounting Enclosure, one or two units can be mounted in three spaces (3U) of a standard equipment rack.

Selected Live-Link Sr. Control Room versions provide 2-wire party-line support instead of 4-wire. Alternately, applications that require a 2-wire party-line circuit to be interfaced with the Control Room Unit's 4-wire interface can use the Studio Technologies' Model 45A Interface.

Refer to specific Live-Link Sr. Series for complete specifications:

  • Live-Link Sr. "04X" Series
    Supports Four Paths of 3G Digital Video, Four Mic/Line Inputs, Line/IFB Outputs, and 2-Channel Intercom
  • Live-Link Sr. "05X" Series
    Supports Five Paths of 3G Digital Video, Four Mic/Line Inputs, Line/IFB Outputs, and Party-Line Intercom
  • Live-Link Sr. "06X" Series
    Supports Four Paths of 3G Digital Video, One Path of Analog Video, Four Mic/Line Inputs, Line/IFB Outputs, and Party-Line Intercom
  • Live-Link Sr. "07X" Series
    Supports Six Paths of 3G Digital Video, Four Mic/Line Inputs, Line/IFB Outputs, and Party-Line Intercom
  • Live-Link Sr. "04X" Series
    Supports Four Paths of 3G Digital Video, Four Mic/Line Inputs, Line/IFB Outputs, and 2-Channel Intercom
  • Live-Link Sr. "05X" Series
    Supports Five Paths of 3G Digital Video, Four Mic/Line Inputs, Line/IFB Outputs, and Party-Line Intercom
  • Live-Link Sr. "06X" Series
    Supports Four Paths of 3G Digital Video, One Path of Analog Video, Four Mic/Line Inputs, Line/IFB Outputs, and Party-Line Intercom
  • Live-Link Sr. "07X" Series
    Supports Six Paths of 3G Digital Video, Four Mic/Line Inputs, Line/IFB Outputs, and Party-Line Intercom

Documentation

Other Documentation  

Title
Connection Details: Live-Link Sr. Camera End (Order Codes: LL-3G-CA-041/051/061 & Control Room (Order Codes: LL-3G-CR-041/042/043/044/051/052/061/062)
Description
Issue 5
Release Date
08-Apr-2019
Title
Connection Details: Live-Link Sr. Camera End (Order Codes: LL-3G-CA-045/055/065 & Control Room (Order Codes: LL-3G-CR-045/046/047/048/055/056/065/066), Issue 5
Description
Issue 5
Release Date
08-Apr-2019
Title
Connection Details: Live-Link Sr. Camera End (Order Codes: LL-3G-CA-075 & LL-3G-CA-076) & Control Room (Order Codes: LL-3G-CR-075 & LL-3G-CR-076)
Description
Issue 2
Release Date
01-Mar-2014
Title
Live-Link Sr. Remote Camera Interface System Full-Line Summary
Description
Issue 9
Release Date
20-May-2019
Title
Live-Link Sr. Remote Camera Interface System Feature-by-Feature Comparison Chart
Description
Issue 5
Release Date
14-May-2019
Title
Live-Link Sr. Camera End Unit Dimensions
Description
Issue 2
Release Date
01-Nov-2017
Title
Live-Link Sr. Camera End DXFs

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Live-Link Sr. Remote Camera Interface System Camera End and Control Room Front Angle Views (Order Codes: LL-3G-CA-041/042 and LL-3G-CR-041/042)
Live-Link Sr. Remote Camera Interface System Camera End Front View (Order Code: LL-3G-CA-041/042)
Live-Link Sr. Remote Camera Interface System Control Room Front View (Order Code: LL-3G-CR-047/048)
Live-Link Sr. Remote Camera Interface System Camera End Front Angle View with Connector (Order Code: LL-3G-CA-041/042)
Size Comparison of Live-Link Sr. and Live-Link Jr. Units
Live-Link Accessory Kit included with Live-Link Systems
Live-Link Sr. Rack Mounting Enclosure (Order Code: LL-RME-01)
Live-Link Sr. Cover for Special Installations (Order Code: LL-COVER-02)
Live-Link Sr./Model 45A Bracket (Order Code: LL-BRACKET-01)
Replacement 12 Vdc, 5 A Power Supply (Order Code: PS-DC-01)
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