Neutrik (Booth #723), designer and manufacturer of the “XX” series XLR cable connector, will introduce its new OpticalCon at LDI 2005. The OpticalCon is designed to increase the reliability and maximize the uptime for fiber-optic connection systems.
“Due to OpticalCon’s compatibility with conventional LC connectors, users have the choice of utilizing a cost effective LC connector as a permanent connection, or Neutrik’s rugged OpticalCon cable connector for mobile applications,” says James Cowan, president of Neutrik USA. “OpticalCon offers the high quality and durable performance you have come to expect from Neutrik.”
The new 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 through which to run power or data signals. A special SMPTE-version1 has been optimized for broadcast applications, which provides an additional ground-shell contact.
In order to create a simplified installation, users 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 three mobile field cables, which can be ordered at almost any length.
The OpticalCon features a rugged connection, all metal housing and heavy-duty cable retention. The optical connection cables are protected from dust and dirt through automatic sealing covers and gaskets. OpticalCon uses easy-to-clean conventional LC connectors and has a Push-Pull locking mechanism. In addition, the colored labeling plates are included to identify the fiber mode.