The HBB series of portable SMPTE 304M boxes breaks out the hybrid camera connector to two ST female connectors on a recessed, protective metal top-plate with optional electrical connectors. The breakout of the hybrid connector to discrete, industry-standard optical and electrical components allows for an HD camera to CCU interconnection over existing fiber tie-lines in facilities where hybrid fiber interconnects may not be present.
All optical components feature machine-polished ceramic ferrules and ceramic sleeves for superior optical alignment and low loss. The chassis is constructed from heavy-gage anodized aluminum for use in remote production environments. In addition to the standard configuration, the HBB breakout box is also available with XLR or 5-pin AMP connectors that are hard wired to the power and/or signal components of the SMPTE hybrid connectors.