NAB Show Spotlight: Tote Caddies Get A Refresh


Joseph Electronics will be putting its Tote Caddie series of portable fiber-optic signal-acquisition systems for ENG, SNG, and other outside broadcast (OB) applications front and center at the 2017 NAB Show.

Tote Caddies offer fast, operator-deployed, point-to-point signal transport and are built with Pelican weather-resistant cases. The caddies are designed with news and field crews in mind.

The Totes Caddies have 12 modules that can be mixed and matched0

While in Las Vegas for the NAB Show, Joseph Electronics will introduce the Caddie Transporter series, a new family of customizable fiber transporter caddies for use in remote-broadcasting applications.

The Caddie Transporter series provides up to 18 signals of 3G/HD/SDI uncompressed video plus four additional slots that can be fitted with a selection of other modules for audio, intercom, analog video, genlock, MADI, and Dante.

Each Caddie Transporter serves as a plug-and-play system for sending multiple video and audio signals over a single fiber. Built to be housed in a 5-RU setting, one end of the system is stationed in the studio, sending signals to the other unit in the control room. Also, in a Joseph Electronics exclusive, a bypass channel allows users to add more A/V data signals in either direction.

Additionally, Joseph Electronics will put the spotlight on the DFT-JR, which allows the transmission of HD video over fiber. Part of the JFS Digital Fiber Transport (DFT) series, the DFT-JR can transmit up to 16 channels of pristine, uncompressed 3G/HD/SDI video on one or two single-mode fibers, depending on configuration. Housed in a 1-RU fanless enclosure with redundant power supplies, the DFT-JR can support up to eight two-channel modules to handle as many as 16 signals.

The DFT-JR also has a bypass channel, which makes it possible to add more analog video, audio, or RS data transport signals. With the two-fiber version, users can also add Gigabit Ethernet signals.