Owslebury, UK – February 8, 2018 – BHV Broadcast, manufacturer of Video Ghost, a multi-award-winning product and part of the Media Ghost platform, is launching a significantly enhanced next-generation version of the revolutionary power solution this spring. At NAB2018, Video Ghostdx will make its US debut with a game-changing feature set that dramatically expands its capabilities, and extends its appeal from cameras and monitors to include PTZ heads, or any unit or application requiring a reliable power source and data link. Attendees can see Video Ghostdx on CueScript’s Booth #C2622.
Video Ghost, the video equivalent of phantom power for audio, is known in broadcast and related fields for its safe and cost-effective method of transporting power and SDI video over a single coaxial cable, removing the need for bulky, expensive and unreliable batteries or local AC power sources.
New Name – New Features, Support and Functionality
Updated to Video Ghostdx, the system now allows the simultaneous transmission of digital video (SDI), dc power and bi-directional data over a single coaxial cable. Supported formats include SD and HD, and it is 3G/6G/12G capable to achieve up to 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD). The data control link is compatible with numerous protocols including Sony VISCA, Pelco-D and Pelco-P, and can control PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) functions remotely as well as color correction and iris settings among others.
A true ‘fit-and-forget’ system, Video Ghostdx takes just minutes to set up and now offers up to 75W* of d.c. power over 150m (500 feet) for use in hard-to-reach locations without the added cost and safety implications of running local mains power. A built-in proprietary interlock system prevents power being sent over the coaxial cable until the base station has established contact with the head end, thus avoiding any accidental damage.
Video Ghostdx is also available in a rack-mounted version, GhostRackdx, offering four channels of power over coax in a 1RU x 19″ rack case with integral power supplies and front panel monitoring. GhostRackdx is ideal for OB vehicles and can be run over passive jackfield systems.
“The addition of the bi-directional data link with VISCA, Pelco-D, Pelco-P control is very exciting,” says Hiorns. “The new features, functionality and support combined with its portability and rapid deployment make this a product ideal for anyone powering a PTZ, monitor, camera or any unit requiring power. Anywhere.”
*(depending upon cable type)
About BHV Broadcast BHV Broadcast is the manufacturer of award-winning digital video/power distribution and transmission systems with a background in frame-rate conversion and video editing equipment. It is also highly active in the field of broadcast engineering consultancy and product development strategy. For further information: www.bhvbroadcast.com