Rugged Four-Channel Fiber Optic Connection System for Point-to-Point Cabling
LAS VEGAS, NV – Neutrik introduces opticalCON QUAD, a four-channel version of its well-established solid and ruggedized-protected fiber optic connector system, at NAB 2009 (Booth N7929). Designed specifically for multichannel point-to-point cabling applications, Neutrikâ€™s opticalCON QUAD is IP65 rated for dust tight and water jet protection. With three variations including 4-channel, 4-channel X-treme and Triple-Split 12-channel assemblies, Neutrikâ€™s new opticalCON QUAD provides several fiber solutions for any broadcast or live event.
â€œWith the introduction of our upgraded opticalCON QUAD, we have fine-tuned our technology to offer the broadcast market the ultimate in fiber connectivity,â€? says Pete Milbery, managing director of Neutrik USA. â€œOur new opticalCON QUAD is ideal for any multi-channel point-to-point application where 4-channels of fiber are needed. More specifically, broadcasters now have the ability to fiber-link several broadcast trucks together for a solid and convenient connectivity solution.â€?
Neutrikâ€™s opticalCON QUAD is available with 4- (NKO4M) or 12-channel (NKO12S) mobile field cables. Its Triple-Split 12-channel cable features three opticalCON-4 connectors on both ends, allowing standardized 4-channel connectivity for multi-channel point-to-point cabling. opticalCON QUAD X-treme is also available for road-ready applications such as mobile and outdoor broadcasts, touring and rental and staging. opticalCON QUAD X-treme offers a cut-proof and rodent resistant double jacket with a glass yarn armored cable construction. opticalCON QUADâ€™s new chassis connector (NO4FDW-R) features a laser protective metal shutter seal with a two-component rubber gasket.
opticalCON increases the reliability and maximizes the uptime for fiber optic connection systems. The system is based on a standard optical LC-Duplex connection; however, the opticalCON improves this original design to ensure a safe and rugged connection. It enables up to four copper wires to run power or data signals through. A special SMPTE-version1 has been optimized for broadcast applications, which provides an additional ground-shell contact.
In order to create a simplified installation, one can connect a conventional LC connector on the rear, which causes the chassis connector to act as a â€œfeed-through.â€? The opticalCON cable connector comes pre-assembled with a choice of three mobile field cables, which can be ordered at almost any length.
The opticalCON also features a rugged connection, all metal housing and heavy-duty cable retention. opticalCON uses conventional LC connectors, which are easy to clean, and has a Push-Pull locking mechanism. In addition, the colored labeling plates are included to identify the fiber mode.
Neutrik manufactures a wide array of XLR connectors and receptacles, jacks and plugs, speaker connectors and accessories for the professional audio industry. Neutrik USA is located at 195 Lehigh Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701.
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