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Cerulean is a portable, point-to-point microwave link which carries two video streams or one 3D feed, with no errors and no latency, making it a real alternative to fibre on productions where cables would get in the way.
Cerulean works with multiple camera feeds, and gives TV producers plenty of new creative freedom. Alternatively, it can be a redundant hot standby for critical real time acquisition.
It uses the undeveloped, extremely high frequency band, 60GHz, which has a transport latency below 2ns, equal to the performance of fibre optic networks. At 60GHz, the beam width is very small, so several devices can operate in the same area without interference, and no spectrum licences apply in the 60GHz band.
Cerulean transports a video stream without compression, so there is no encoding delay, and one version of the product supports all High Definition formats. In field tests and live shows so far have shown that Cerulean operates perfectly over distances of around 500 metres.
Boxx TV’s Scott Walker says: “We designed Cerulean for critical acquisition applications, primarily OB and sports. It can be set up in under 5 minutes. All you have to do is plug the boxes in, tilt the transmitter and receiver to line them up, and it will work anywhere in the world.”