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OCC's Lightweight Deployable Reel System
OCC's Modular Advanced Reel System (MARS) is the industry's first lightweight cable deployment reel
system designed specifically for the demanding needs of harsh-environment fibre optic installations...

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nlike traditional metal-style
reels, MARS is constructed
of a lightweight polymer that is
easily transported and is ideal for
applications where cable needs to
be deployed and reeled in quickly
and stored efficiently.
"The MARS system is a vast
improvement over metal reels, which
are heavy to transport and can rust in
outdoor environments, making them
even harder to use," says Barney
Dean, Director of Broadcast Sales.
"Broadcast cable often is deployed
and taken up in harsh weather
conditions that can result in wet,
dirty cable - conditions that lead
to rust on the reels. The lineup of
MARS products help protect cabling
and reels for trouble-free usage
time after time."
MARS is suited for a variety
of applications such as remote
broadcasting setups, mobile
emergency telecommunications
stations, mobile tactical shelters,
military tactical communications,
major broadcasting events, and
emergency restoration and
deployable communications in
disaster situations.
MARS reels also feature an
integrated cable payout and storage
area that enables the operator to
deploy small lengths of fibre cable
without having to unspool the
entire payload. When stacked, the
reels can be interlocked to provide
stability during transit. Finally, the
AFO-style reels can be provisioned
with either 1-inch diameter round
hole or 1-inch square axle hole.

Accessories
MARS meets the challenge of
today's harsh environment by

OCC MARS Cartridges stack for
easy transport

offering an integrated solution to
clean and maintain connectors in
the field. MARS can be provisioned
with a variety of cleaning kits that
correspond to popular styles,
including LC's, ST's, and cylindrical
fibre optic connectors including our
own F-LINK and MHC-II. Cleaning
kits and restoration kits are available
for 4, 6, 8, 12, 18 and 24-channelstyle connectors.
Turn-key storage cases for MARS
reels have an interlocking waffle
pattern that ensures secure stack
ability during transit, while the
latching system holds tight even
in rough conditions. The industrial
foam lining maintains tight fit around
reels. There's even a pressure relief
valve for pressure equalisation in
high altitude conditions.
The Integrated Axle Reel (A-Frame)
is an easily deployed and stored
base for 750M and 1000M reels.
It has a "U bearing" which allows
convenient swapping of reels, with
a pin latch to secure the reel during
deployable situations. The reel
axle is field installable and can be
interchanged with backpack axle.
The integrated crank handle allows
for easy acquisition of cable.
MARS T-Frame's design allows for
disassembly into five components
for easy shipping and storage. Pin
latches are tethered to base and
lock into place. An integrated
brake adjusts the drag applied to
the reel, preventing over spin, while
the crank handle allows for easy
acquisition of cable. The axle on
the AAR base can also be used for
reel storage or deployment, and the
curved upper handle bar allows for
easy management.
Similar to the T-Frame, the
MARS Tripod design allows for
disassembly into four components
for easy shipping and storage, and
also has tethered pin latches and
integrated brake. Axles are easily
interchanged and available in 100,
300 and 500M sizes and the axle
latch can easily be positioned to
retain or remove the reel.
New to the MARS accessories
family is the Collapsible Tripod,
which can fold quickly for easy
transport, shipping and storage. Also
featuring the tethered pin latches
and integrated brake, this lightweight
dynamo weighs less than 10 pounds,
yet supports up to 40. Axles are
easily interchanged and available
in 100, 300 and 500M sizes and the
latch can easily be positioned to
retain or remove reels.
The Reel Acquisition Cradle allows
reels to spin for deployment and

OCC's MARS family of reels and accessories offers a modular reel and
accessories platform to meet the demands of diverse uses

retrieval without an additional frame.
The retractable handle on reel is fully
accessible for reeling and handy
straps secure reel in place during
transit to prevent damage or shifting.
The design allows for full access to
both tether end of cable and main
end and the reel locks securely to
cradle with simple turn of quick
connect coupling.
The Transit case with acquisition
cradle secures reels while cradle
enables fast deployment without
additional set up. When closed, the
interlocking waffle pattern enables
secure stack ability of cases during
transit and the latch holds tight even
in rough conditions. The industrial
foam lining ensures tight fit around
reels during transit, and the case
includes a pressure relief valve
allows for pressure equalisation in
high altitude conditions. There are
carry straps on base to allow
for two-person deployment,
and mouse holes allow
cable to be deployed
with case lid on base.
Taking the show
on the road makes
the Bumper Mount
a handy accessory.
The swing away axle
holds reels in place
during deployment or
retrieval on a vehicle
or platform where it can
be folded away when
in motion. It can be
used to hold multiple
combinations of the smaller
reels and the axle latch quickly locks
or releases reels on the mount. The
bumper mount can be mounted
to various surfaces, bolted or

welded in place
MARS Backpack's lightweight
frame is deal for quick deployment
in rough terrain by just one person.
It accommodates standard MARS
reels without modification and a
second reel can be installed for
longer deployments. Cable can be
deployed/retrieved with backpack
on ground as well, and is available
with optional slip rings
Finally, the MARS Cartridge
system is a self-enclosed metal
case that eliminates the need for
shipping containers. The wheels
and interlocking capability of the
cartridges allow for ease and stability
of transport, even when sustaining
up to 600 lbs of cargo. The reel roller
elements and release knob allow
reels to be interchanged or removed
easily. There is a tool area for storage
of critical tools and fixtures.

MARS lightweight polymer reel with
integrated connector and cleaning
kit storage


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In Broadcast - November 2013
Contents
InNews: Engineering Emmy Awards
InNews: K-Opticom Live 4K Hevc Transmission
InForm: Sislive Product Range Success
InFocus: JVC Delivers Global Content Camcorder
InStudio: Litepanels Sola 12
InGear: Ikegami Unicam-HD Camera
InGear: Soundfield DMI Aces Top Tennis Tournament
In Broadcast - November 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - November 2013 - Contents
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