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opticalCON Low voltage camera cableLAKEWOOD, NJ – Neutrik expands opticalCON’s line of pre-assembled mobile field cables to include a cost effective camera link set up, opticalCON Low Voltage Camera / Single mode Hybrid cable. Neutrik’s newest addition to opticalCON’s pre-terminated cable offerings is ideal for any broadcast application including touring staging productions, live performances and mobile broadcast studios/trucks.

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, less than 50 VAC) is required.

“Our opticalCON product is continually evolving to meet the very latest in our consumer’s technology needs,” says Jim Cowan, president of 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-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-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 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 avoids any transceiver contamination on-site and also helps users avoid vandalism by "protecting" the transceiver. 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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