News Detail

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Link's Fiber Optic Connections for Ferrari Challenge

Link’s revolutionary tactical multicore fiber optic technology is being used to broadcast the world’s most famous single-brand car championship.

With over 1,000 drivers taking part in the competition since its first race in 1993, the Ferrari Challenge is the most-followed single-brand car championship in the world.

A high-tech brand such as Ferrari requires an adequate level of innovation and professionalism in the selection of equipment and materials utilized to broadcast the event all over the world. In this regard, the TV broadcast company NVP has recently renewed the cabling infrastructure with high-quality fiber optic connections produced by Link.

More specifically, Link provided its innovative multicore fiber optic systems to create the backbone for the connection of several mobile “hubs” which are used to connect and power UHD cameras along the track.

The system utilizes Eurocable single-mode 24-channel fiber optic tactical cables that are specially designed to tolerate extreme bending radiuses while maintaining an intact structure. Featuring a triple jacket, they are reinforced with aramid fibers to ensure maximum tensile strength. These characteristics make them especially suited for extreme environments, such as live racing broadcasts. The cables are terminated with very compact MTP connections (about the size of an RJ45) enclosed in robust aluminum LK Connectors shells. These special connectors supply a lower signal loss than standard LC connectors, are IP 68 rated, and are also very resistant to shock and vibrations thus minimizing the risk of accidental unlocking. Like all LK Connectors, they also feature an easy and error-free coupling system for fast connections. Link’s multicore fiber optic extensions allow field technicians to connect up to 24 fiber channels in one action in total safety and with extreme ease; an operation that is often much more complex with other types of connectors.

Single-mode 24-channel fiber optic tactical cable


In terms of cabling, the whole system is made particularly efficient by means of specific switches that enable the separation of fiber channels to reach more than one hub, if not all 24 channels are employed.

Link’s multicore fiber optic system is immediately operational, without the need for wiring and making patches on site. This is a very important feature as it reduces the chance of error and installation times.

In addition, the hubs are equipped with CCU modules and receive, via Eurocable SMPTE cables, signals from various UHD cameras. This huge amount of data is then transmitted through the tactical fiber cables to the central mobile control room.

For more than 30 years, Link has been renowned in the Entertainment Industry. Link is known for not only its cables and connector ranges, but also for being one of the most innovative companies in the creation of “smart” systems for the distribution of signals and power for live events, multipurpose venues, stadia, and major sports events.



News Items
July 1, 2020

Innovative LKS Data Technology for Teatro Lirico

For this project Link decided to develop an innovative system to greatly simplify the...
April 14, 2020

Link's Fiber Optic Connections for Ferrari Challenge

Link’s revolutionary tactical multicore fiber optic technology is being used to broadcast...
March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Link

Dear Friends, COVID-19 has affected people across the globe in ways we could have never...
November 21, 2019

Live from LDI - PDlink "Smart" Power+Data Distros

Check out this latest video review just released from our good friends at Audio Biz,...
May 23, 2019

Link provides a perfect solution for Yamaha Motor Racing

Following the world motorcycling championships, Yamaha Motor Racing has recently undertaken a...
March 16, 2017

Link introduces the new LKS Data connector

Your 19 pin connector that delivers both Power and Data

We announced our New 19 pin connector at LDI 2016. This connector allows for both Power and Data...