Neutrik Showcases Low-Voltage Camera/SM Hybrid Cable for OpticalCON at NAB

Neutrik
expands its opticalCON line of pre-assembled mobile field cables to include a
cost-effective camera link set up, opticalCON
Low Voltage Camera/Single mode Hybrid cable.Ideal for any
broadcast application including mobile broadcast studios/trucks, touring
staging productions and live performances, Neutrik’s newest addition to
opticalCON’s pre-terminated cable offerings will be on display at NAB 2009
(N7929).

opticalCON
cable connectors are pre-assembled with a choice of six mobile field
cables. The range of cables includes rugged hybrid, robust and
lightweight mobile field cables with 2 multi- or single mode fibers, a 4 pole
Y-split and a SMPTE cable. opticalCON now offers a cost effective
Low Voltage Camera / Single mode Hybrid cable that is optimized for camera link
systems (ENG/SNG), camera adapter systems, camera cranes and powered down
converter boxes for broadcast applications where only ELV (Extra Low Voltage,
<50 VAC) is required.

“Our
opticalCON product is continually evolving to meet the very latest in our
consumer’s technology needs,” says Fred Besnoff, product applications manager
at Neutrik USA.
“Incorporating a low voltage camera cable into our fiber assemblies is another
feature that makes opticalCON a robust solution for a variety of applications.”

The IP65
rated opticalCON increases the reliability and maximizes the uptime for fiber
optic connection systems. While this new system is based on a standard
optical LC-Duplex connection; 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-version 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-Duplex
connector on the rear, which causes the chassis connector to act as a
“feed-through.” The opticalCON cable connector comes pre-assembled with a
choice of six 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. It features an
automatic sealing shutter which protects the fiber from contamination in the
unmated condition. In addition, 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.