CALIENT Wins Ultra 4K Network Deal

Santa Barbara-based optical switch developer CALIENT Technoloogies reported a win today, with remote broadcast production company CP Communications. Calient said it has been selected to supply equipment to connect to a new, fiber-optic network supporting 4K ultra high definition television. Calient's products are being used by CP Communications for a new set of live sports and event broadcast production trucks, which are used at major sporting events for 4K television. CP Communications apparently supplies its equipment to major golf events broadcast by FOX Sports and NBC/Universal's Golf Channel. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Calient said those events often will deploy as much as 100 miles of optical networking cable to connect cameras and equipment to those trucks.