OCC expands line-up of broadcast cables | Cable | News | Rapid TV News
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Long-time fibre optic technology developer The Optical Cable Corporation (OCC) has introduced a line of SMPTE broadcast cables and enclosures for both permanent installations or challenging deployable applications.

cableOO 24Sep2018“Some applications require cable capable of exceptional flexibility, hybrid fibre-and-copper configuration, or have varying requirements for flame retardancy,” explained Scott Fitzgerald, OCC senior engineer. “This family of SMPTE cable offerings is engineered to handle virtually any application requirement.”

Among these high-bandwidth, low-signal-loss cables designs are highly flexible cables that enable quick and frequent camera movement, riser/plenum versions for permanent installations, and three-in-one SMPTE-compatible cables to transport three cameras’ signals in one location with only a single cable run.

The new OCC line also includes a selection of modular enclosures specifically designed for SMPTE 304 or other commonly used broadcast connections. These advanced designs include full fibre management, integrated splicing capabilities, all included within the enclosure. Models support up to eight ports on the front and back, as well as the ability to accommodate the three-channel stadium cable. All are designed to be mounted in standard 19-inch racks without requiring extra space above or below.

“These enclosures offer a simplified, scalable solution to many broadcast applications including shallow broadcast connection enclosures (JBT,JBE, JBP),” Fitzgerald said. “Also, the metal construction provides a rigid and durable alternative to the enclosures that are commonly available.”

Additionally, mobile production trucks, with repeating deploy-and-retrieve operations for sporting events, require a ruggedised tactical cable.