2 HD + 2HD return, 1 G/L, 8 audio, IP, 2 RS, 2 GPIO PLUS 2 free optical links


The STORA 2 is a very rugged optical fiber transmission intended to connect 2 outdoor cameras to the OB VAN. Its capacity allows two standard cameras or one 3D camera per system.
The equipment assumes transmission of a comprehensive set of signals as follows:

  • 2 HD signals (live image),
  • 2 HD return path signals (view finder),
  • 1 Genlock (PAL image / Black burst / Tri-level),
  • 8 analog audio for intercom or broadcasting,
  • 1 Ethernet 10/100Mbs,
  • 2 Data RS 232/422/485,
  • 2 Contact closure.

The transmission board and its power supply are integrated in a compact die cast aluminum box. The enclosure ensures excellent shock/drop protection along with dust and water resistant capacity.
A small internal fan guarantees convection cooling inside of the box with the aluminum walls acting as a heat sink.
All the signals are transmitted on 2 singlemode fibers. Camera side module; STORA 2 RX can be remote powered through Hybrid cable. STORA 2 offers also the access to two free optical fibers, through SC/APC optical connections.


Connectors / Status LEDs

Standard rugged connectors are used for all the signals. HD and PAL video ports are on BNC connectors.
The other connectors are Neutrik D series socket, 4 audio are routed to XLR and the 4 remaining are located on D SUB 25 socket expansion connector for space consideration. IP, RSxxx and contact closure are dispatched on RJ45.

Optical and remote power access is done through a Neutrik OpticalCon DUO socket.

Seven status Led are located on the connector face (details in specification description).


Dynamic range: 15 dB (~ 30Km)
Optical link n°1: HD SDI bidirectional
Optical link n°2: HD SDI bidirectional + all other signals (GPIO, IP, RS, AUDIO)
Connector: NEUTRIK OpticalCon DUO + 2SC/APC


Video SD/HD

Number, connector: 1 bidirectional channel on BNC
Impedance: 75 Ω
Standard: SDI, ASI, HD, 2HD (3G optional, specific optical component)
Amplitude: Input: cable equalization (140 m Belden 1694A for HD), Output: 800mV pp
Return loss: Better than – 15 dB


Analog Video / GL

Number, connector: 1, BNC
Standard: PAL, SECAM, NTSC, Tri-level ( Bi / Tri level auto sense )
Impedance: 75 Ω
Bandwidth: > 5.8 MHz at +/- 0.2dB
Differential Gain: < 1%
Differential Phase: < 1°
Group delay: < 10 ns
SNR: > 67 dB (CCIR567)


Analog Audio

Number, connector: 8 bidirectional channels, 4 on XLR / 4 on one SUB D 25 socket
Impedance: Input: 10 KΩ differential (non floating), Output: 20 Ω differential (non floating)
Amplitude: +4 dBm nominal (saturation at + 18 dBm)
Bandwidth: 50 Hz to 15 KHz at +/- 0.5dB, (20Hz to 20 Khz at -3dB)
Distortion: 0.05% at 1Khz +18 dBm
Signal to noise ratio: 90dB, “A” weighted



Number, connector: 2 bidirectional channels, 1 RJ 45 socket per channel
Protocols: RS485, RS422, RS232
Data rate: 0 à 230 Kbd/s
Setting: Internal coding wheel, (RS 485 2 wires by strapping on SUB-D) / RS 485 setting common for the 2 channels



Number, connector: 1 channel, RJ45 Socket
Protocols: 10 or 100mb/s, Full or Half-duplex (Auto), MDI or MDI-X (Auto)



Number, connector: 2 bidirectional GPIO contacts / 1 GPIO along each DATA RJ45 connector
Output: Relay (dry contact). ‘Common’ – ‘Normally Open’ terminals for each relay
Input: Input pin grounding



Consumption: 10 Watts per side
Low voltage source: 8 to 16 V DC, XLR 4 pins connector, protected by 5*20 mm standard internal fuse
Mains source: From 90 to 260 VAC / 47 to 63 Hz
Hybrid cable source: From 24 to 48 volts on powered device input / allowing 1000m of AWG16 cable.



Case: Die cast strong aluminum case, size 335*235*111mm excluding connectors and handles
Cooling: Internal fan / Case walls acting as Heat sink (No dust entry guarantee)
Operating Temp range: From -20 to + 60°C. (Avoiding direct sun exposition)



HD Video: 1 LED for each link (HD receiver locked on signal)
Analog video: 1 LED for video presence on the Input / Output port
Data activity: 1 LED blinks in case of activity on the DATA links
Alarm: 1 LED lits if internal receiver is not locked on incoming signal or in any internal problem
Power: 1 LED lits if all internal power sources are within specifications
Remote power: 1 LED indicates the remote power status (TX is sourcing power / RX receiving enough power)