Monday, April 8, 2013

TE Connectivity fills void in broadcast market with fiber-based patching products

USA: TE Connectivity (TE) announced a new addition to its broadcast product portfolio – the Fiber Optic Jack Field (FOJF). A unique product that allows for easy access to connectors and cables, the FOJF is a fiber enclosure specifically designed to accommodate applications that are fiber-dense and require more access to signal redirection.

In today’s up-to-the-minute-news and always-connected multimedia world, broadcasters need fast and easy access to their equipment in order to reconfigure circuits for setup and transmission. A traditional fiber “box” style product can be difficult to access and can result in time lost and inadvertent loss of on-air signals.

Creating a patch field similar in configuration to a copper jack field reduces the chances of accidental disconnect. With the FOJF, field technicians can easily access and test fiber circuits used for on-air, setup and transmission of signals where traditional copper products can’t support the distance and bandwidth of high-definition signals.

“The fiber optic jack field brings everything that we offer in copper into the fiber world,” said Dean Rosenthal, market manager, broadcast products for TE’s Enterprise Networks business unit. “It’s easy to install, maintain and use because it has the same look and feel as our copper products. Operators will love the robust technology and performance but they’ll especially appreciate the familiarity and intuitiveness of the solution.”

Designed with industry-standard components and using standard fiber patch cables, the FOJF product allows for easy access for quick servicing and blade-style board substitutions for fast adaptation and reduced downtime.

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