In Rock and Roll there is no substitute for reliability. After years of searching for dependable digital cable for its oceanic research, the U.S. Government found the solution in TMB’s ProPlex™, a unique product with its roots in concert touring.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) studies marine mammals worldwide using a custom towed hydrophone array spanning over 3 miles. Previously, expedition scientists could not find good data cable that was also rugged enough to withstand the constant use in rough seas and extreme temperatures. Chief scientist Jay Barlow explains, “We are using a new hydrophone array this year, made in our own lab using modified ProPlex CAT5 cable from TMB (thanks to TMB’s OEM Sales Department.) We've towed this one for over 1,000 miles now, and results are excellent: Flow noise is less than with arrays we have purchased in the past.” A log of expedition reports can be found at:

According to TMB CEO Colin Waters, “Entertainment touring is a good test of the true strength of people and products. That’s why governments and the corporate world increasingly raid our industry for personnel and technology. While we’re proud to be part of the production business, TMB is continually looking for new markets for our tried and tested touring technology.”

TMB offers the world’s finest, road-ready stock and custom cables and assemblies along with a full line of production supplies and services. With locations in Los Angeles, London, New York, Beijing, and now Toronto, TMB supplies rental companies, dealers, and manufacturers with anything and everything they need, when they need it. TMB headquarters is located at 10643 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331; tel. 818-899-8818; fax 818-899-8813; website: