FieldCast Fiber Dock One
As a four channel solution, Fiber Dock One brings you four channels of 3G SDI output, so you can connect straight to your switcher or monitor, but instead of coaxial cable it uses fast and reliable fiber optic connectivity to transport the video signals generated by your PTZ cameras.
You can connect your PTZ controller directly to the ethernet I/O port of Fiber Dock One, and it will act as a standard ethernet switch between your controller and your cameras, but again, instead of copper cable it uses fast and reliable fiber op;c connec;vity to communicate with them.
Furthermore, Fiber Dock One features a four channel 24VDC power supply to power all four cameras over the cable.
And here it comes all together. For every channel, Fiber Dock One connects to FieldCast hybrid cable, and this light and robust cable contains two strands of fiber for data transport and two copper conductors for power transmission. Just imagine, each camera only needs one flexible cable to transmit uncompressed SDI video, control data and power!
At the other end of each hybrid cable you only need to aTach FieldCast PTZ Monk, a one channel fiber op;c converter with 3G SDI input, ethernet I/O and 12VDC output. Once your PTZ camera is connected to FieldCast PTZ Monk, it can start up, it will listen to the PTZ controller you connected to FieldCast Fiber Dock One, and a video signal will neatly show up at one of the Dock’s four SDI monitor outputs.
Fiber Dock One comes with a power cable to be plugged in the 110/220V AC power input of the unit. Inside, A/C power is converted to 24VDC power, so it can ouput low voltage power over fiber op;c cable to power up PTZ controllers, FieldCast PTZ Monks, and PTZ cameras.
The front side contains 1 Ethernet i/o port to connect to a PTZ controller or ethernet hub. You don’t need to power the PTZ controller with its own power supply. You can have Fiber Dock One supply the power for your PTZ contoller. Just use the XLR connec;on at the backside of Fiber Dock One and connect to the DC In of your PTZ controller. Now the PTZ controller is powered by Fiber Dock One.
At the backside, Fiber Dock One houses 4 FieldCast Hybrid Chassis Connectors to connect to 4 FieldCast Hybrid Main Cables. Each chassis connector contains two strands of fiber for data transport and two copper conductors for power transmission. Over fiber, each connector receives uncompressed SDI video from a PTZ camera and carries ethernet (camera control data) i/o. Over the copper conductors, each chassis connector delivers 24VDC power output to power up a FieldCast PTZ Monk and a PTZ camera. Just imagine, each camera only needs one flexible cable to transmit uncompressed SDI video, control data and power!
The backside of Fiber Dock One also houses 4 channels of 3G SDI out, with dual SDI output per channel. So per channel you can connect for instance to your switcher and uses the dual output to locally monitor the SDI video generated by the PTZ camera.