Fibre • Audio • Video • Power • Comms
AUDIO COMMUNICATIONS AND AV SOLUTIONS JUNE 2018 | canford.co.uk
INTRO EXCITING TIMES IN THE WORLD OF WIRED AND WIRELESS INTERCOM The word is out and there is a real buzz going around about the multi-award winning Green-GO digital intercom over Ethernet, distributed exclusively in the UK and Ireland by Canford. This ground breaking intercom does away with the costly traditional central matrix by storing all routing and setup information within each outstation. Complex comms configurations can be readily designed off-site using the Green-GO control software ready to upload when required. Green-GO intercom will operate on virtually any 100Mbit/s data network and will co-exist with other data protocols including DMX and Dante. The system is expandable from 2 users to over 3000, just by adding outstations to the network. To complete the range, the new DECT wireless system offers high quality, low latency audio with robust RF coverage and roaming. For the many intercom users who need just two or four intercom channels, Tecpro analogue intercom remains the most cost effective way of acquiring pristine audio communications combined with extremely high reliability at an affordable price. System features include ‘show relay’, ‘remote mic kill’, ‘paging’ to external PA and four channel operation (on selected devices).
COMMS COMPLETE WIRED INTERCOM SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR LIVE EVENTS
tecpro by Canford
For over 30 years, Tecpro two-wire intercom has been the back bone of the UK theatre and rental markets. Simple and intuitive to operate, Tecpro intercom enables a group of people to have a simultaneous, two way conversation in real time with excellent intelligibility. The size of the group can vary between 2 and 80+ people and they can communicate on up to four independent intercom groups. These could be designated, for example, sound, lights, backstage and show relay. Theatres of all sizes, concert venues, conference centres, houses of worship and prestigious outdoor events, all rely on Tecpro intercom 2-wire systems to perform flawlessly day after day, year on year. The comprehensive product range has been designed to service the requirements of both the touring and installed intercom markets.
UK Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1122
We need to talk! GREEN-GO DIGITAL INTERCOM OVER ETHERNET NEW Multi-Channel Main Stations and Extenders • 1U Rackmount and compact desktop formats • 36 fields (2 pages of 18) • Assign fields as a function or an intercom channel • Loudspeaker or headset communication • Multi-function LED pushbuttons and RGB TFT touch-screen • 24 Channel Extender units now available (link up to 9 to a main station)
DECT wireless intercom • High audio quality with low latency • Robust RF coverage • 32 Intercom Channels
NEW Walkie-Talkie interface For reliable linking to UHF Radio comms
NEW RGB LED Beacon Assignable to any Group or a single User. Indicates ‘Call’ or ‘Cue’ received
NEW SW18GBX • Gigabit Switch, easy menu navigation • 16 Ethernet Ports, 2 SFP cages for fibre • Set up separate VLANs International Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1133
HEADSETS NEW BOSE SOUNDCOMM B30 HEADSET The active noise-cancelling circuitry together with excellent wearing comfort gives a headset to improve quality of life for camera operators at sports events. The noise-cancelling dynamic microphone delivers high intelligibility into intercom systems. A bypass mode provides audio with or without battery power. The B30 is available in dual and single ear version.
COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HEADSETS For use with Tecpro and Green-Go
27-210 SMH210 Single muff
DMH220 and SMH210 • Very robust construction with only two moving joints • Hidden fixings hinder tampering whilst allowing easy repairs • F ull range of spare parts available • Noise cancelling microphone on flexible steel-reinforced boom • Steel core cable for extra strength • Soft comfortable cushions •W ide, smooth response for reduced listening fatigue
27-220 DMH220 Dual muff
DMH320 and SMH310 •H igh performance headsets specifically designed for communications use • V ery robust construction, made from unbreakable flexible composite material •D ual-chamber foam-filled ear-shells, larger than 200 series for wearing comfort •H igh acoustic isolation on DMH320 for reduced ear fatigue • E xtended response ear loudspeakers • B roadcast quality noise-cancelling dynamic microphone •N ew boom design allows use with boom at left or right hand side •M ic switched off by swinging boom upwards • B oom can be bent into optimum position to suit the wearer
27-310 SMH310 Single muff
27-320 DMH320 Dual muff
VT MICROPHONES VOICE TECHNOLOGIES Canford are the UK Distributor for Voice Technologies, a Swiss manufacturer of high-end miniature lavalier microphones, headworn microphones and earphones designed for broadcast, theatre, video and conference applications:
• Precision engineered professional miniature microphones • Exceptional performance and reliability • Distinctive IPX-7 waterproof model (VT500WATER)
74-4829 VT500WATER MINIATURE MICROPHONE
For more information visit https://www.canford.co.uk/Voice-Technologies Contact:
UK Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1122
FIBRE FIBRE TERMINATION SERVICE Qualified and speedy service Fibre termination is delicate, precision work. Canford staff complete specialist certified training programmes before they can produce the mission critical cables which are often deployed at broadcast studios, premier football grounds and other outside broadcast venues. Test certificates are available if required, and will certify curvature radius, linear and angular offset, spherical fibre height along with a 3D illustration of the ferrule profile.
• Short lead-time for situations where speed is of the essence • Tested to IEC and Telcordia standards for complete geometry inspection • Termination of LEMO, Neutrik opticalCON and other fibre connectors • Ready-made and custom cable assemblies
LUSEM OXLINX ACTIVE OPTICAL HDMI CABLES Range extending optical HDMI cables intended for fixed installation where longer cable-run lengths than those obtainable with standard copper HDMI cables are required or, where cabling needs to pass through environments with high electrical interference.
• 4K 30Hz, 3D, Deep Colour • Cables are available in a range of lengths from 5 to 100mtrs • Multi-channel Audio, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio • No additional external powering required (powered from connected HDMI devices) • EMI & RFI Immunity • Plug and Play operation • Hybrid copper/optical fibre cable for extended range
LUSEM OXLINX ACTIVE OPTICAL HDMI 1.4, DVI - Deployable The ‘OxLinx’ series of active, optical HDMI cables are intended for applications where a longer cable-run length is required than can be obtained with standard copper HDMI cables and are also useful where the cable needs to pass through environments with high electrical interference. They take power from the HDMI connection on the send and receive devices. Designed for rental and stage use, applications can include professional AV systems interconnection and indoor and outdoor digital signage and kiosks as well as home theatre systems in larger buildings. To enable HDMI 1.4 the plug on HDMI type A adapters require external USB powering. 38-8784
LUSEM OXLINX ACTIVE OPTICAL HDMI 2.0 - Deployable Lusem ‘OxLinx’ series of active, optical, HDMI 2.0 cables are intended for applications where longer cable-run lengths are required than can be obtained with standard copper HDMI cables. They are also useful where the cable needs to pass through environments with high electrical interference and offer a considerably more elegant and cost-effective solution for long cable runs than Cat5E cable with converter box systems. Designed for rental and stage use, applications can include professional AV systems interconnection and indoor and outdoor digital signage and kiosks as well as home theatre systems in larger houses. To enable HDMI 2.0, the plug on HDMI type A adapters may require external USB powering for certain equipment.
International Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1133
CABLE CANFORD CAT5E-F-J CATEGORY 5E DATA CABLE Stranded conductor, screened - Multi-circuit, flexible and heavy duty grades Multi-circuit deployable Cat5E cables, for both studio and touring/OB applications, based on Canford’s CAT5E-F screened flexible cable. The heavy duty version (formerly called ‘touring’) uses the standard CAT5E-F 6.2mm diameter flexible cable, with colour coded and numbered individual jackets. The overall jacket has a tough layer of PUR (polyurethane) for abrasion resistance. Canford uses PUR on many cable designs to provide excellent wearing characteristics in the harsher environment of outside broadcast and touring applications
The flexible version (formerly called ‘studio’) has a design optimised to give the best possible flexibility, and uses the CAT5E-F-M 5.8mm diameter cable, with colour coded and numbered individual jackets. The overall jacket is soft PVC for optimum flexibility. It is suitable for use with both standard RJ45 connectors (round entry version), the Neutrik etherCON and most other ruggedised RJ45 designs, or any other connector with a suitably sized entry gland.
CANFORD CAT5E-F CATEGORY 5E DATA CABLE Stranded conductor, screened - Deployable Increasing use of network and data cables between audio and video devices on location calls for a Category 5E cable that is designed specifically for deployable use. Basic Category 5E F/UTP is a relatively inflexible installation cable, and even the slightly more flexible patchcord type still has very poor handling characteristics. This Category 5E cable has been designed specifically for the professional audio and video user, and is intended to handle like a typical microphone cable. It has an extra-flexible four-pair core structure, that maintains Category 5E performance, a foil screen, then a special soft PVC composite material outer jacket, to give superb flexibility and handling characteristics. It is available in a variety of colours, plus a special “metallic silver” (nonconducting!) version specifically for “high tech” in-vision applications. It is suitable for use with both standard RJ45 connectors (round entry version), the Neutrik etherCON and most other ruggedised RJ45 designs, or any other connector with a suitably sized entry gland. The cable is also suitable for DMX512 applications.
CANFORD CAT5E-F CABLE BLACK
CANFORD CAT5E-F CABLE RED
CANFORD CAT5E-F CABLE GREEN
CANFORD CAT5E-F CABLE BLUE
CANFORD CAT5E-F CABLE METALLIC SILVER
CANFORD CAT5E-F-M CATEGORY 5E DATA CABLE Stranded conductor - Miniature, Flexible A reduced size version of Canford CAT5E-F, designed specifically for installations where a very flexible screened Category 5E cable is required. The core construction and jacket material is identical to CAT5E-F; the difference is only in the jacket thickness. Because of the reduced jacket wall thickness, this cable is not recommended for deployable applications. 31-860
Ideal solution for internal rack wiring.
UK Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1122
CABLE CAT6 SHIELDED Solid Conductor DRAKA Category 6 U/FTP 4 twisted pair solid conductor cable, patented foil wrapping of two pairs 1 & 2, 3 & 4, Low Fire Hazard jacket (LSHF). Also available as a Category 6 S/FTP 4 twisted pair solid conductor cable, patented foil wrapping of two pairs 1 & 2, 3 & 4, with overall Braid, Low Fire Hazard jacket (LSHF).
31-936 U/FTP, LFH Jacket (Blue)
31-928 S/FTP, LFH Jacket (Blue)
CANFORD CAT 6 F DEPLOYABLE Data Stranded Conductor UTP Cable
31-870 Increasing use of network and data cables between audio and video devices on location calls for a Category 6 cable that is designed specifically for deployable use. Basic Category 6 UTP is a relatively inflexible installation cable, and even the slightly more flexible patchcord type still has very poor handling characteristics in deployed (as opposed to patching) applications. This Category 6 cable has been designed specifically for the professional audio and video user, and is intended to handle like a typical microphone cable. It has an extra-flexible four-pair core structure that maintains Category 6 performance, then a special soft PVC composite material outer jacket, to give superb flexibility and handling characteristics.
NEW CANFORD CAT7-F DEPLOYABLE A polyurethane jacketed, flexible, CAT7 cable for multimedia applications. With four individual shielded twisted pairs and more twists per meter, CAT7-F is Updating the standard for Greater bandwidth, data rates and transmission distances than its predecessors
CANFORD FST-DMX-LFH Foil Screened Stranded Conductor Twin Cable - For Dmx512 Data - Low Fire Hazard Foil screened, 120 ohm, single-pair installation cable, specifically for DMX512 lighting-control applications, designed to meet RS485 data cable specification. Wire insulation is polypropylene, which shrinks back minimally during soldering (considerably less than PVC or polyethylene). The overall jacket is bonded to the screen tape so that one stripping action removes jacket and screen, leaving the signal wires and earth wire free for further processing. Wiring specifications for many public buildings call for LFH cables to be used in certain areas, notably in corridors etc. Under combustion circumstances, LFH cables have a 31-052 significantly reduced smoke emission, and the gaseous products contain no toxic halogens.
CANFORD FST-LFH Foil Screened Stranded Conductor Twin Cable - Low Fire Hazard This Dâ€™nâ€™A series (Digital and Analogue) cable is designed to be suitable for both digital and 31-059 analogue audio signals, with an impedance of 100 ohms which has been proven to be suitable for AES/EBU digital audio as well as analogue microphone and line level signals. Wire insulation is polypropylene, which shrinks back minimally during soldering (considerably less than PVC or polyethylene). Wiring specifications for many public buildings now call for LFH cables to be used in certain areas, notably in corridors etc. Under combustion circumstances, LFH cables have a significantly reduced smoke emission, and the gaseous products contain no toxic halogens. International Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1133
CABLE RAPID-RESPONSE CELL FOR CABLE PRODUCTION Canford has made significant investments within its manufacturing facility in order to cope with a growing demand for bespoke cables, as well as other own brand manufactured products. The Rapid-Response Cell for cable production was developed to allow both custom and standard cable assemblies to be quickly produced, reducing customer waiting times. Depending on cable type, cable assemblies can now be produced, packed and ready for same day despatch*
*Same day despatch when you order before 12pm. Subject to stock holding of non-standard cables and connectors. Appropriate lead time required for large project orders. A standard £8.00 delivery charge will be applied to all orders below £100.00, otherwise carriage is free.
POWER IEC-LOCK LOCKING AC MAINS POWER LEADS Slim Design • Easy to Remove • Easy to Identify An internal locking mechanism which locks in an IEC power inlet, provide a simple way of securing a power cable to any electrical equipment fitted with a standard IEC connector. They are invaluable for use with critical equipment, either free-standing or rack-mounted and in areas subject to vibration, such as outside broadcast vehicles, touring and ‘fly-away’ kit, where standard connectors may become dislodged in transit. 42-3426 AC MAINS POWER CORDSET IECLock+ female - IEC male
42-3200 IEC-LOCK IEC MAINS CONNECTOR Female cable, locking, rewireable
42-3221 AC MAINS POWER CORDSET IEC-Lock female
42-3586 AC MAINS POWER CORDSET IEC-Lock+ female - SCHUKO
AC MAINS POWER LEADS - Powercon 32 Amp These cables use Neutrik Powercon NAC3FC-HC 32A connectors supplied unterminated, terminated to Duraplug UK 13A plugs or Walther industrial splash proof plugs (BS EN 60309 -1:1999, formerly BS4343).
The cables with UK 13A plugs use 3 x 1.5 sq.mm cable with Arctic PVC flexible jacket. Plugs are fused with a 13A fuse. Unterminated versions, and those with 32A plugs, use 3 x 4 sq.mm cable with Arctic PVC flexible jacket.
NEW IP ADDRESSABLE PDU iPLite monitors multiple PDU’s from a single IP address, includes Free SNMP software, allows email alerts to be sent, alerts on all parameters, plus also allows monitoring of temperature and humidity thresholds. Easily configured which means set up to be completed in minutes, display fitted to allow local monitoring or remotely monitor via Free SNMP software, iPLite communicates via HTML, HTTPs, SNMP and XML via inbuilt WEB Browser.
UK Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1122
POWER CANFORD MAINS POWER DISTRIBUTION UNITS Canford design and manufacture over 240 different Mains Distribution Units (MDUs) in the UK. Our wide range of 1U rackmount MDUs are intended for broadcast and pro AV applications where system reliability is paramount. The Canford MDU range includes four input options, loop-through outlets, switched for un-switched, with a choice of red or green illuminated rocker switch or power present LED and Economy versions. Use our online Mains Distribution Selection Tool to find MDUs that meet your requirements.
TWIN INPUT MDU
42-8321 (POWERCON) 42-8311 (IEC)
• 1U 19” Twin input 2 x 7 (14 total) Fused IEC Outlets, independent feeds (provides assurance that should power fail 50% of MD will continue)
• Bi-Colour LEDs indicate fuse Ok or Fuse Fail (allows quick visual check of potential power failure)
• Un-switched with 2 x Red or Green LED power indication
ECONOMY MDU • 1U 19” MDU 15 x fused IEC outlets • Un-switched with Red or Green LED power indication • Bi-Colour LEDs indicate fuse Ok or Fuse Fail • Robust all steel case - Black • Available Ex-stock
42-9122 (POWERCON) 42-9112 (IEC)
CURRENT METER MDU •Q uickly monitor overall current draw, identify and resolve any overloading issues. • 1 U 19” 12 x IEC outlets (up to 16A) •O utputs individually fused with bi-colour status LED’s • A vailable in Black or Grey, switched or un-switched • Includes Lacing Bar and Designation Strip 42-8383
NEW MDU 15 LOCKING IEC OUTLET
For Outside Broadcast,Touring and Fly Away Kits Designed and manufactured by Canford, MDU15 is intended for applications prone to vibration or where equipment is regularly re-positioned, such as outside broadcast, touring, hire and fly-away systems. Canford MDU15 features 12x universal Locking IEC outlets to protect against unintentional power disconnection.
• 1x 10 amp IEC inlet • 12x Universal IEC-Lock outlets Individually fused outputs with status LEDs
International Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1133
LIGHTING LITTLITE GOOSENECK LAMPS
Bare These are gooseneck light fittings offered with a choice of connectors or threaded male stud, gooseneck lengths and light sources. They are primarily designed for use with mixing consoles, to provide localised illumination.
With bases These lamp sets each consists of a surface-mounting base with a gooseneck lamp, either permanently attached or detachable by means of a connector. The bases have a variety of switches and dimmers on the upper surface; goosenecks are offered in a selection of lengths and with a choice of light sources. They provide a surfacemounting solution.
Rack mounting The RL Series can provide localised illumination for a fully-installed equipment rack or allow the user to adjust illumination for patching and general maintenance. The lights are available in two formats; one is a recessed panel, fitted with a dimmer and one or two goosenecks, each with a choice of halogen or LED lamps. The alternative is a rack-mounting panel, with dimmer, to take connectorised gooseneck lamps.
With weighted desktop bases The LW Series desk lights, available with either detachable or permanently-mounted goosenecks each with either high-intensity halogen or LED lamps, are suited to desk-top applications where localised illumination is required.
Music stand mounting The MS Series are available in one chassis-plate configuration with permanent-mounted gooseneck fittings and a choice of two light sources; they provides localised illumination for any music stand. Mounting to any flat edge with a screw-adjusted friction-mount clamp on the rear of the chassis. 51-6732
LED RACKLIGHTS The LED Racklight mounts in an equipment rack and provides a highbrightness light source to illuminate the controls of equipment mounted in the rack below it. Designed to keep the spillage of light to a minimum, the Racklight is highly useful not only back-stage and in equipment rooms, but also, in some positions, within a venue.
• Flush fitting light tray glides on rails • Dimmable LED display • Push to open/push to close locking system Code
EMO LED RACKLIGHT E820 - With intercom ‘call’ indication
EMO LED RACKLIGHT E810 - Light only
CANFORD LED RACKLIGHT GREY
CANFORD LED RACKLIGHT BLACK
UK Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1122
VIDEO/AUDIO CANFORD CATKIT ETHERCON STAGEBOX SYSTEM This range of robust stage boxes, patch boxes and super-flexible, rugged, multicore cables is designed to withstand the rigours of life on the road. Available in four-way or eight-way configurations with standard RJ45compatible etherCON connectors, they offer a solution to deploying multiple Cat5E equivalent cables in demanding environments, including television outside broadcast and live-performance rigs. Stage boxes are fitted with captive multicore cables in various lengths, with etherCON break-out tails, Multicore cables have etherCON break-out tails at each end, patch boxes provide back-to back etherCON connectivity and breakout to standard RJ45 Cat5E patchcords.
CANFORD OPTICALCON BREAKOUT BOXES Where multi-way fibre cables fitted with Neutrik opticalCON Dual or opticalCON Quad connectors are used to provide a point-to-point link, these break-out boxes split the two or four channels to a variety of other formats including; Duplex LC, SC and ST connectors, depending on the model. The connectors are mounted in a rugged, extruded enclosure, suitable for use in broadcasting and live-event environments. Both multi-mode and single-mode types are offered. These designs are assembled to order, in short time scales, using stocked modules. Alternative configurations such as mixed LC, SC and ST connections can also be accommodated. Code
CANFORD OPTICALCON QUAD BREAKOUT BOX 2X DUO MM
CANFORD OPTICALCON QUAD BREAKOUT BOX 2X DUO SM
CANFORD OPTICALCON QUAD BREAKOUT BOX 4X SC MM
CANFORD OPTICALCON QUAD BREAKOUT BOX 4X ST SM
CANFORD OPTICALCON DUO BREAKOUT BOX 1X LC DUPLEX SM
CANFORD OPTICALCON DUO BREAKOUT BOX 2X SC SM
CANFORD WALLBOXES - Surface mounting, modular A series of rugged steel wallboxes offering a vast range of connection possibilities when combined with ‘Universal’ series connectors. A robust, folded chassis forms the basis for the box with a choice of front plates with up to 48 ‘Universal’ cutouts. Front plate ‘Universal’ connector holes are numbered sequentially (e.g. 1-12, 1-16 etc). The back chassis is supplied with a selection of mounting holes and cable access holes in the rear face. Supplied with necessary hardware to assemble box. Finished in Black.
CANFORD STAGEBOXES - Modular, steel A series of rugged steel stageboxes offering a vast range of connection possibilities when fitted with ‘Universal’ series connectors on the top plate and popular multicore connectors on the ends. A robust, folded chassis forms the basis for the box, with a choice of top plates with up to 48 ‘Universal’ cutouts. Top plate ‘Universal’ connector holes are numbered sequentially (e.g. 1-12, 1-16 etc). End-plates are available with mounting apertures for EDAC, Contact, MIL26 or Tourline multipin connectors. They have a folded flange which protects the connectors and can be assembled facing in or out, when they form handles. Supplied with necessary hardware to assemble box, including plastic feet. Finished in black. International Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1133
VIDEO/AUDIO NEW ENGRAVING BY CANFORD Following substantial investment in the latest Trotec Laser Engraving machine incorporating both CO2 and Fibre technology Canford are now able to offer an in-house custom engraving service. With a working area of 1000 x 610mm and the capability to mark a wide variety of metals and finishes with very fine detailing we can achieve not only basic labelling but also intricate customer logos and designs.
NEW CANFORD CUSTOM SCREEN PRINTING SERVICE Using our significant experience of the silk screen printing process Canford is able to offer this service to customers who are looking to uniquely identify, promote or label their product. From helping to develop the initial artworks to producing the final film and mesh frame we can work with the client to ensure the end result meets their specification and delivers a high quality print. The custom screen-printing service is ideally suited to single or multiple colour applications where the volumes are higher (20+) and the print remains the same across the entire batch. For further information or a quote please contact the Custom Metalwork sales office via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively speak with one of the sales team.
CANFORD FLOOR BOXES
Heavy duty steel floorbox (also known as a ‘Stage Dip Box’) for recessed mounting into solid and wood floors. The top half of the box has an upper lip, which rests on or flush with the floor surface. It is finished in grey stove-enamel with grey moulded plastic lip. The bottom section has adjustable flanges for bottom fixing below the floor surface (removable if not required) plus 20mm knockouts, and is divided into three compartments. Mounting holes are also provided in the bottom face. The bottom section can be installed during building works (including in cast concrete floors), the top section screws in later, and has height adjustment of up to 18mm with set screws for levelling. The lid is hinged along the long edge, and is in itself a shallow tray – designed to allow a piece of carpet or wood trim (approx 5mm thick) to be inserted so as to match the lid to the remainder of the floor. Two moulded flaps are incorporated in the edge opposite to the hinge, which can either be locked shut when the box is not in use, or open to allow cables to enter. In this position they are locked so cannot partly close and trap the cables. Usable aperture with lid fully closed 12mm x 43mm per flap.
FOR WHEN THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
• Real time stock levels at canford.co.uk • Phone lines open until 5:30pm • Reliable next day delivery Contact:
UK Sales: +44 (0)191 418 1122
EXCITING TIMES IN THE WORLD OF WIRED AND WIRELESS INTERCOM