LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 8, 2013 — General Cable is pleased to unveil its new Gepco® Brand SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth #C7408) April 8 -11, 2013. Ideal for use in sports/events broadcasting, fixed and mobile facilities or wherever a SMPTE HD camera cable is used, the SMPTE-304TS tests both electrical and optical circuits while the intuitive display graphically depicts which contact is defective or pinned out incorrectly.
Compatible with all SMPTE 304 standard cable, the SMPTE-304TS has a portable, hand-held design and provides over 40 hours of continuous use without recharging, while the diagnostic OLED backlit display can be easily seen in direct sunlight or at night. Each SMPTE-304TS test set includes a metering unit and optical source unit with black aluminum frames, a rechargeable NiMH battery with charger, a USB to USB-mini charging cable and a rugged ABS plastic carrying case.
“Because it tests both electrical and optical circuits, it’s the only tester needed for hybrid fiber camera cables,” said Paul Scott, Field Application Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “The portable design of the SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester and its many features make it useful anywhere SMPTE HD camera cable is used.”
General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.
Gepco® has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.