A Bridge For Everyone

Below is a list of common Ethernet bridges used for going from a hardline Ethernet connection on a cinema camera to a wireless connection for remote access around a local vicinity. Each bridge has pros and cons, a price point and features that you should consider before investing.

Not long ago, there were hardly any bridges made for cinema camera control. Now there are enough to make product comparison charts, which means you have options based on your desired feature set and price point.

Don’t know if you need a certain feature, like Gigabit Ethernet? You can reference the Camera List, which outlines camera control protocols per cinema camera body.

The tables below display best when your device is rotated to landscape.

Sub-GHz Bridges

This set of camera-ready bridges operate at frequencies under 1 GHz. The exact frequency range depends on the country variant and that country’s allocated frequencies. (This product list is organized alphabetically left-to-right by brand name.)

  • Product

  • bitbox

  • SPUDNIK

  • AtomLink

  • Brand

  • Bit Part

  • Potato Systems

  • Tinkerworks

  • Price (USD)

  • $1199

  • $500

  • $600

  • Release Year

  • 2024

  • 2024

  • 2024

  • Boot Time (Seconds)

  • ~4

  • ~2

  • ~4

  • Gigabit Support

  • Maximum Pair Ratio

  • Virtually Unlimited

  • 1:4

  • 1:8

  • Quick Pair

  • Operating Frequency

  • 902-928 MHz

  • 902-928 MHz

     

    863-870 MHz

  • 902-928 MHz (US Model)

     

    863-870 MHz (EU Model)

  • Ethernet Port(s)

  • RJ45 and USB-C

  • RJ45

  • Lemo 0B 4-Pin

  • Chassis Material

  • Aluminum

  • PETG

  • Aluminum

  • Volume without Antennas (cm³)

  • 145

  • 92

  • 69

  • Chassis Design License

  • PCB

  • Proprietary

  • Netbridge 2.1

  • [Unlisted]

  • OS

  • Proprietary RTOS

  • [Firmware Only]

  • [Firmware Only]

  • Purchase Link

  • OEM

  • OEM

  • OEM

  • 2.4 / 5 GHz Bridges

    This set of camera-ready bridges operate at common WiFi frequencies. The exact frequency range depends on the product line, as delineated below. (This product list is organized alphabetically left-to-right by brand name.)

  • Product

  • Mini Production Router

  • TeeHee

  • On Camera Router

  • Brand

  • Rencher Industries

  • sampetrov.lol

  • Ugland Camera

  • Price (USD)

  • $265

  • $500

  • $125

  • Release Year

  • 2020

  • 2023

  • 2024

  • Boot Time (Seconds)

  • ~180

  • ~30

  • ~180

  • Gigabit Support

  • Maximum Pair Ratio

  • Virtually Unlimited

  • Virtually Unlimited

  • Virtually Unlimited

  • Operating Frequency

  • 2.4 GHz

  • 2.4 GHz

     

     

     

     

     

    5 GHz

  • 2.4 GHz

  • Ethernet Port(s)

  • RJ45

  • RJ45

  • RJ45

  • Chassis Material

  • Nylon

  • Aluminum

  • ABS

  • Volume without Antennas (cm³)

  • 179

  • 148

  • 112

  • Chassis Design License

  • PCB

  • GL-AR300M

  • NanoPi R5C

  • GL-AR300M

  • OS

  • OpenWrt

  • OpenWrt

  • OpenWrt

  • Purchase Link

  • OEM

  • OEM

  • OEM

  • Hardware GUI Systems

    In addition to the standalone bridges listed above, a few companies also offer bridges that are more self-contained “systems” that offer GUI’s on specialty hardware they have designed. (This product list is organized alphabetically left-to-right by brand name.)

  • Product

  • Semote

  • Ultimote 2

  • Brand

  • Semote

  • Tinkerworks

  • Price (USD) for 1:1 System

  • $3850

  • $4500

  • Release Year

  • 2015

  • 2024

  • Boot Time (Seconds)

  • ~120

  • ~90

  • Gigabit Support

  • Maximum Pair Ratio

  • Virtually Unlimited

  • 1:7

  • Operating Frequency

  • 902-928 MHz (US Model)

     

    412-440 MHz (EU Model)

  • 902-928 MHz

  • Bridge Ethernet Port(s)

  • Lemo 1B 10-Pin

  • Lemo 0B 4-Pin

  • Purchase Link

  • OEM