Making the right connection is key to performance and reliability

BLOG: GEOFF ROSE Connectors are compact and often ignored, but they serve as important gateways for many broadcast equipment devices, linking components and systems together to enable them to operate as they should. Until they fail, such connectors tend to be taken for granted, but hopefully not for much longer. Whether designing or simply maintaining…read more

Semtech, L2Tek, IP, chip, broadcast

6Gbit/s adaptive cable equalizer chips from Semtech added to our broadcast IC portfolio

L2Tek has announced the availability of new adaptive cable-equalizer and cable-driver chips that provide the longest full-speed transmission distance for ultra high-definition video systems. Ultra HD is also known as 4K TV and has four times as many pixels as the standard 1920 x 1080 Full-HD. Developed by Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analogue…read more


The revolution will be televised due to Stagebox

BLOG: MARK SCOTT-SOUTH The start of a broadcasting revolution? High praise for Stagebox as millions are brought the Glastonbury experience at home even quicker than before. Broadcasting festivals has always been a costly and complex operation but now, after experiencing success at Glastonbury, Stagebox technology enables significant time and cost savings for large outside broadcasting…read more

Changeable interface connectivity system for precision 6GHz 75-Ohm coaxial connectors

L2Tek has announced availability of a new and innovative Changeable Interface Connector System, which has been developed by Cambridge Connectors. The new changeable interface connector system consists of two parts: the connector body, which is fixed to a processor board; and the changeable interface, which connects to the mating half, which in turn can be…read more

4K technology is talk of the town at IBC 2013

There was lots more talk and excitement about 4K TV at Amsterdam’s RAI conference centre last week and some major players showcasing 4K gear. In our minds, 4K is certainly picking speed. That said, there are still contradictory views on whether or not this tech will remain as a front-runner for television and general displays. Perhaps the best…read more

Stagebox high-definition broadcast production technology gains extra reach with high-capacity wireless links

L2Tek has announced success in recent broadcast-over-wireless interoperability trials that combined the ground-breaking Stagebox high-definition camera-mounted IP-based broadcast production technology with high-reliability gigabit-capacity ‘CableFree’ wireless equipment. The main advantage of this combination of technology is that it removes the often-difficult element of physically obtaining high-bandwidth Ethernet IP over the ‘last mile’ to a camera location in…read more

L2Tek and Stagebox shortlisted as finalist in ConnectedWorld.TV Awards 2013

L2Tek, with Stagebox, has been shortlisted for Best Delivery Technology of 2013 for ConnectedWorld.TV Awards. Creative broadcasters and independent producers as well as innovative technology companies and consumer electronics manufacturers feature among the finalists. L2Tek is honoured that Stagebox has been shortlisted. The gala dinner will be held at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam on Monday…read more

Stagebox high-definition broadcast production technology to be used at the Glastonbury Festival

L2Tek has described how the BBC will be using the ground-breaking Stagebox High-Definition (HD) production technology for its upcoming broadcasts from Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, which is taking place at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset, from 26th – 30th June 2013. L2Tek is a licensee of the cost-saving Stagebox camera-mounted Internet-Protocol (IP) connectivity…read more

High-performance Ultra HDTV video transmission connectors to its extensive portfolio for broadcast applications added

L2Tek has announced availability of connectors that meet the high 6GHz video-transmission speeds required for the latest Ultra HDTV (Ultra High-Definition Television) standard. The new Ultra HD broadcast TV standard, which is also known as ‘4K’ and offers a picture that is four times sharper than traditional full high-definition TV, is being promoted by leading broadcasters and…read more

Robust and long-reach cable equalizer chips from Semtech deliver design wins

L2Tek has gained several design wins with the recently launched SemtechGS3440 and GS3441 3Gb/s adaptive cable equalizer integrated circuits (ICs), which offer excellent performance over extended cable lengths for broadcast applications. In conjunction with the company’s recently announced GS3490 configurable and adaptive cable-equalizer and cable-driver combo IC, these devices further enrich L2Tek’s leading portfolio of silicon devices…read more