The Bosch LTC8016/90 interfaces up to 16 AutoDome or Dinion cameras for Bilinx over-the-coax communication with any Allegiant series switcher. Bilinx gives a system administrator complete control from a remote location over a camera's pan, tilt and zoom functions as well as various programming operation using the standard coax video cable. This saves installation costs by eliminating the need to run separate control wiring. It is also a considerable time saver by offering camera recognition once connection is complete, without having to enter individual camera addresses. This unit installs in a standard 19" rack using the supplied mounting hardware.
Bilinx Saves Installation Costs and Time
Bilinx is Bosch's unique technology for sending bi-directional communication signals including PTZ control, programming and alarm functions to Bilinx enabled cameras over the standard video coaxial cable. This saves considerable cost by eliminating the need to purchase additional control cable. It also speeds up the installation process by configuring cameras automatically without having to enter AutoDome site addresses for individual cameras. Bilinx also supports the use of Bi-Phase generating products such as Bosch DVRs for control of PTZ functions and camera menu access over the video cable.
Up to 31 of these units can be cascaded together to control up to 496 Bilinx enabled cameras. Bilinx technology is not limited to a coaxial cable, but can also be used with fiber optic or CAT5 devices for transmitting bi-directional signals over great distances.
Inputs: BNC x16 Outputs: 34-Pin male ribbon connector (ribbon cable included), provides 16 video outputs (unity gain using active circuitry)
Bi-Phase Data Interface
6-position removable terminal block with "+"," -", and "shield" input connections and "+"," -", and "shield" looping output connections, with attached end-of-line termination resistor
9-Pin female D-sub x1 (for Allegiant RS-485 interface port connection)
RS-485 'Looping' Data Interface
9-Pin D-sub x1 (for data interface to cascaded LTC8016 unit)
RJ-45 x1, supporting 10/100 BaseT (reserved for future use)
Maximum Cable Length Supported
Up to 1000 ft. (300m) using standard CCTV-grade RG-59U with copper center conductor and copper braided shield; up to 2000 ft. (600m) using CCTV-grade RG-11 or RG-6.
Up to 2000 ft. (600m) using LTC4630 and LTC4631 Series fiber optic modules. Note: This distance includes the length of coax cables used between the devices and the fiber optic link.
Up to 750 ft. (230m) using CAT5E cable that meets ANSI/TIA/ EIA-568-A requirements with NV-211 or NV-214 A-M BNC-to-twisted Balun devices (or similar passive device pair). Note: When using twisted pair links of this type, some degradation in video quality may be experienced at distances beyond 500 ft. (150m)).