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Cable, Fibre, Optics And Connectors
A round up of the latest developments in the world of cable, fibre, optics and connectors...
By Jim Evans
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ultiD yne will now of fer
advanced, high-end digital
video camera accessories based
on creative innovation provided by
Inflexion Design, a new co-venture
that combines the strengths of
three industry veterans, Frank
Jachetta, Eugene Baker, and Carlos
Acosta. MultiDyne showcasd the
new products from this union for
the first time at the 2012 NAB
Show. The offerings will be sold
worldwide through the company’s
global distribution network.
Inflexion Design’s solid foundation
draws from the leading-edge design
skills of Eugene Baker, previously
Co-founder and CTO of Telecast,
combined with Solid Camera Cofounder Carlos Acosta’s real-world,
on-set expertise in digital cinema
and industrial design and the vision
of MultiDyne President and FibreOptic Pioneer Frank Jachetta. The
union will allow MultiDyne to provide
camera operators with innovative
new solutions that are elegant in
design while offering improved
workflow and operational ease of
use. The new high-performance,
fibre-optic-based camera
accessories are designed to appeal
to a wide range of applications–from
broadcast television stations to 3D
cinematographers.
“Inflexion Design integrates the
best aspects of creative design from
Solid Camera with MultiDyne’s highquality fibre-optic products,” said
Baker. “Our combined knowledge,
experience, and vision allow us
to create extraordinary product
functionality and reliability not

currently available in the industry.”
“Inflexion Design combines Carlos’
innovative approach to design with
Eugene’s bleeding-edge creativity
and the 35-year track record of
MultiDyne, to create a union that
is more than the sum of its parts,”
said Jachetta.
Argosy introduced an important
range of products at Broadcast
Asia 2013. To meet the challenge
of higher equipment density Argosy
is now supplying the Amphenol
HD-BNC connector, giving a 400%
improvement in packing density.
Modern digital and electronic
design has enabled complex
broadcast products to be realised
in ever-smaller devices. The
advantages are obvious in terms of
reduced rack requirements, which
leads to smaller machine rooms
and less air conditioning. The
challenge is to provide secure and
highly reliable connections in this
reduced space. This is particularly
the case for modern, high capacity
compact routers.
To meet this challenge, connector
specialist Amphenol has taken the
classic design of the 75Ω BNC
and reduced it in physical size.
The HD-BNC–HD for high density
in this context–provides the same
secure connection and maintains
the exacting standards for HDSDI return loss, but in a size which
allows 8mm fixing centres, rather
than the 15.9mm (.625”) centres of
the original. The result is an increase
in density of connectors of 400%.
Argosy has tuned this connector
to its IMAGE 360 HD coaxial cable,
providing an excellent mechanical
and electrical fit. Connecting the
HD-BNC to the cable uses the
same strip and crimp tools used
for conventional BNCs. As well
as panel and cable connectors,
Argosy also supplies insertion
tools to enable the bayonet to be

Klotz Cables's exhibition stand displays the essential cables and accessories

Rosenberger’s new connector system for the mobile communication market

securely locked in a densely packed
rack, where fingers could not reach
between the cables.
“Maintaining signal integrity is
paramount in any broadcast facility
– and an HD-BNC connector from
Amphenol delivers a new level of
packing density for the SDI interface
whilst ensuring that the signal
path is not compromised,” said
Josh Simons, Technical Director
of Argosy. “The Amphenol BNC
is an ideal solution for efficiently
connecting modern compact
broadcast equipment, and has
already been adopted by major
manufacturers like Harris Broadcast.
We are delighted to be able to supply
it as part of the comprehensive
Argosy range.”
The Amphenol HD-BNC
connectors will be demonstrated
alongside a variety of Argosy’s
other HD and fibre optic products
including, a broad range HD video
and audio cables, connectors, high
density HD video patch panels,
video and audio jackfields, cable

markers, cable boots, tools, MDUs,
routers, KVM switches, racks, cable
drums and network and data
products as well as a variety of
video accessories.
The new Klotz RAMCAT6
Cable offers high data rates plus
high mechanical resilience, and
is therefore ideal for the most
challenging mobile applications,
says the company. “The RAMCAT6
is the cable of choice for data
transfer in the Ethernet applications
1000BaseT and 10GBase-T where
cable carriers and cable drums
are used. The matched lay lengths
of the individual pairs and the
sophisticated cable stranding with
central PE filler are designed to
minimise crosstalk interference
over short and long transmission
ranges. With a cross-shaped PE
central filler and abrasion-proof
PUR jacket, the cable is ideal for
mobile use on the road.
In related news, Klotz Cables has
now further improved its proven
M1 cable series for microphones.
The cables are now available with
new metallised KLOTZ connectors
exclusively made by Neutrik. These
XLR connectors are produced in
impact-resistant, highly durable
composite material. The stylish
design and finish of the connectors
are complemented by their equally
outstanding resilience and quality.
The cable used by KLOTZ a.i.s. for
the M1 range is the reliable, highly
flexible MY206.
Leading connector suppliers
Huber+Suhner, Rosenberger,
Spinner and Telegärtner have jointly
developed a new connector system
for the mobile communication
market. The new 4.3- 10 connector
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InNews: Prime Focus Selects Avid Workflow
InNews: Elysium Workflow Centres on Aces
InReply: IO Gates Platform ‘keeps It Simple’
InTech: When Does Clean Switching Matter?
InGear: IBC Debut for Gepco’s Hybrid Fibre Cables
InFile: BFI Adopts Filecatalyst Transfer Workflow
InAudio: TSL Products’ Madi Capable Solutions
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - InGear: IBC Debut for Gepco’s Hybrid Fibre Cables
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