Product release: Harrier 3G-SDI Camera Interface Board

  • Published November 2018

Active Silicon are pleased to launch our new Harrier interface board in 75 Ohm and 50 Ohm variations, offering long-reach, real-time HD digital and analog video transmission for the Tamron MP1010M-VC and MP1110M-VC cameras, as well as various Sony FCB and other autofocus zoom cameras. Fitting perfectly to the side of the camera, the Harrier interface board provides a cost-effective solution to take full advantage of the high definition digital video output, providing superior image quality and supporting all the 3G-SDI and HD-SDI modes of the camera up to 2.97 Gbps. In addition, the interface board can provide simultaneous analog output of Standard Definition (SD) video in 720p50/60 modes in switchable 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios for distortion-free display. Other features include a built-in test pattern which conforms to the SMPTE RP-219-2002 specification, and HD Visually Lossless Compression (HD-VLC™), allowing much greater cable lengths.

Applications and innovations
The product has been developed with the pipe inspection market in mind but is ideal for a range of applications including medical imaging, inspection of industrial ducts, assessment of gas and nuclear facilities, surveillance and general industrial vision.

This board revolutionizes the transmission of digital video, allowing cable lengths not reached before, and even accommodates the addition of multiple slip rings. Tests with compatible hardware have proven HD-VLC™ (HD) video transmission over coax cables in excess of 700m, twisted pair cable over 150m and many kilometers with optical cables. A full specification for the interface board can be seen online here, and you can view the solution in action in our video.

This new board complements our existing interface board and digital interface kit range, which can be viewed here. For enquiries about compatibility with other cameras, and alternative products, please contact us.