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Active Silicon’s new Harrier SDI adapter for 3G and HD-SDI video streaming

Meet the newest addition to the Harrier family

June 6, 2019

We’ve just released advance samples of our newest member of the Harrier range – the Harrier SDI Adapter: a single channel host-end acquisition solution for 3G and HD-SDI video streams. The adapter is designed to work with a range of cameras to capture high-definition video/images and transfer these at lightning speed in challenging environments.

Technical details
The video input signal is supplied via the BNC connector, or over twisted pair via the RJ45 connector. Three parallel video outputs are provided: 3G-SDI/HD-SDI output (via BNC), an HDMI output, and USB Video Class (UVC) streaming video (via a SuperSpeed USB Type-C connector). Remote camera control is enabled by connecting a PC to the adapter via the SuperSpeed USB port or the USB Micro-B port. A single standard Cat5 Ethernet cable connected between the adapter RJ45 port and the camera can carry both RS-485 communications and video data.

The adapter is available as a board or fitted into a rugged enclosure for use as a standalone unit. When enclosed, it measures just 127mm x 86mm x 31mm.

Harrier series – the answer to real-time, high-definition, long-reach video transmission
As well as standard 3G and HD-SDI streams, the Harrier SDI Adapter automatically decodes HD-VLC™ encoded video streams – a technology supported by Active Silicon’s Harrier Camera Interface Boards fitted to a Tamron or Sony block camera. This end-to-end HD-VLC™ solution enables the use of longer cable lengths and multiple slip rings extending camera capability for challenging applications such as pipe inspection, robotics and remote vision in general. Read our white paper on long-reach HD video transmission technology to find out more, or watch the product in action in our video.

Advance samples of the Harrier SDI adapter are available to key customers today, with volume production scheduled for Q3 this year. Contact us to find out more, and view the full range of our trusted camera interface boards here.