Telecast Fiber Systems' MX Fiber Connector Represents a Major Breakthrough in Signal Transmission and Field Production
Worcester, MA-based Telecast Fiber Systems has an answer for those crews looking for reliable and easy-to-maintain fiber-optic cable connectors. Up to now, fiber connectors used for HD production have been clumsy; sometimes they don't fit together right, and are difficult to clean or repair.
The company's new MX connector series, which supports all types of HD signals-and is 30 percent lower in cost than the military-grade connectors currently used-has been so popular that the company has sold thousands of them in less than a year. Many consider the connector a major breakthrough in field production.
The MX is being used by many of the mobile production companies producing news, sports, entertainment and digital cinematography in the U.S. This includes CBS Sports, which owns dozens of them for connecting portable HD camera for its professional golf coverage.
Leveraging mini-"eXpanded beam" technology, the coupling interface of the MX connector (available in 2- or 4-channel versions) is made up of small glass lenses. These mean no small crevices that usually collect dirt and interfere with signal transfer-you wipe off the lenses with a lint-free cloth. This makes them ideal for use in harsh environments.
In addition, the fiber ends are protected from the elements and each other. There is no physical contact between fibers or between mating lenses. Also, there are no fragile sleeves or alignment mechanisms to break, which often happens with conventional fiber connections.
The MX is used on Telecast's equally popular CopperHead multiplexing unit, which mounts on the back of HD cameras and combines two-way camera signals (and intercom) onto a single, lightweight fiber cable.
For more information, visit http://www.telecast-fiber.com.