Copperheads (3200)

SKU: COPPERHEAD-3200 Categories: , ,


The CopperHead 3200 system is a robust fiber optic link between your camcorder and your truck, control room or “video village” position. The system will simultaneously transport both digital (SDI or HD-SDI) and analog (NTSC or PAL) program video, as well as all two-way camera control, audio, video, data, tally/call and intercom signals between the camera and the base station.



  • All camera signals on lightweight fiber cable
  • Broadcast quality video and audio
  • Return HD video
  • Two-channel intercom
  • Long distance range (multiple kilometers)
  • Battery mount options for Anton/Bauer or V-Mount
  • Wide temperature range
  • Low power consumption
  • Multiple fiber connector options
  • Two fiber cable options
  • Tactical fiber
    • Military specification, battlefield proven
    • Requires local power at camera
  • SMPTE hybrid fiber
    • Internal power supply delivers 95W power to the camera up to 213m (780 ft.)
    • External PowerPlus delivers 100W power to the camera up to 2 km (1.2 mi.) 150W opt.
  • Use the TelePort 3G system to multiplex up to eight CopperHead 3200 systems onto a single strand of fiber
  • Durable, high reliability design


Progressive Broadcast Hire Ltd

11 Fairley Street
Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland G51 2SN
United Kingdom (UK)
Phone: 01414202053

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed but staff are available on call.
SundayClosed but staff are available on call.


Additional information


Video, Digital (bi-directional)
-Interface: SMPTE ST 259, SMPTE ST 292
-Data rate: 270 Mb/s or 1.5 Gb/s
-Input level: 800 mV p-p
-I/O impedance: 75Ω
-Output impedance: 75Ω
-Bit-error rate at -22 dBm: 10-12
-Jitter (pathological data): <0.2 UI
-Rise/fall times: <270 ps

Video, Analog (bi-directional)
-Interface: RS-170, NTSC, PAL
-Frequency response: 30 Hz – 4.2 MHz: ±0.25 dB
-8 MHz: -3 dB
-Video signal to noise ratio: ≥70 dB
-Differential gain: <2%
-Differential phase: <2°

-Data support: 10BaseT/100BaseT
-Connector: Twisted pair RJ45
-Cable compatible: UTP 100Ω Cat5
-I/O impedance: 10 kΩ / 30Ω

-Number of channels: 1 to 4
-Type: Balanced, line level
-Impedance: >15 kΩ
-Maximum input level: 24 dBu
-Quantization: 24 bits, 128X (oversampled)
-Sample rate: 48 kS/s
-Frequency response: ±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

-Number or channels: 2
-Interface types (base): RTS, Clear-Com or 4-Wire
-Frequency response: 200-18 kHz, ±3dB
-Max distortion: ≤0.5 %
-Noise: <-60 dBu
-Max gain (RTS or Clear-Com): ≥24 dB
-Min gain (RTS or Clear-Com): ≤-45 dB

-Operating wavelengths: 1310/1550 nm
-Tx laser output power (std./opt): -6/0 dBm
-Rx sensitivity, HD-SDI: -22 dBm
-Fiber compatibility: Single-mode
-Optical connector options – camera unit:
*Local power: MX or opticalCON
*Remote power: Short range power, SMPTE ST 304 or opticalCON
*Long range power, SMPTE ST 304
-Optical connector options – base station:
*Unpowered (TAC Cable): ST or opticalCON
*Remote power (hybrid fiber): Standard power: SMPTE ST 304, opticalCON, or STs and Molex

Distance Limit*
-TAC Cable (local power at camera):
*Standard laser: 15 dB optical loss ( ≥5 km*)
*Optional DFB laser: 19 dB optical loss (~30 km*)
-SMPTE ST 311 hybrid fiber:
*Standard internal power supply w/PowerWafer: ~ 300m (984 ft.), 95W at 12 VDC*
*Long range: HDX w/PowerPlus, LP: ~2 km (6,562 ft.): 100W cont. / 150W peak*

-Dimensions (W x H x D):
*Camera unit: 63.5 x 55.9 x 165.1 mm (2.5 x 2.2 x 6.5 in.)
*Base station: 444.5 x 44.5 x 228.6 mm (17.5 x 1.75 x 9 in.)
*PowerWafer: 127 x 55.9 x 155.5 mm (5 x 2.2 x 6.12 in.)
*PowerPlus LP (100W): 127 x 63.5 x 152.4 mm (5 x 2.5 x 6 in.)
*PowerPlus HP (150W): 127 x 94 x 152.4 mm(5 x 3.7 x 6 in.)
*HDX: 330.2 x 215.9 x 88.9 mm (13 x 8.5 x 3.5 in.)

-Camera unit: 0.68 kg (1.5 lbs.)
-Base station: 2.27 kg (5 lbs.)
-PowerWafer: 0.68 kg (1.5 lbs.)
-PowerPlus: LP: 1.04 kg (2.3 lbs.), HP: 1.13 kg (2.5 lbs.)
-HDX: 4.76 kg (10.5 lbs.)

Power consumption:
-Camera unit: 8W at 10-18 VDC
-Base station (TAC Cable): 10W at 10-18 VDC

Temperature range: -25° to 45° C

Humidity range: 0 to 95% RH, non-condensing

*The maximum cable length varies due to optical loss that can depend on cable quality, dirt/dust/contamination on connectors, and number of fiber interconnects. When using hybrid cable for power, the size of the hybrid cable, as well as the power draw of the camera, lens and accessories are also factors.