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The Megladon Difference

HLC® SCRATCHGUARD® Scratch-Resistant Mating Surfaces

The Hardened Lens Contact (HLC)® process is a patented termination procedure that yields significant benefits in endface durability and overall optical performance. In the place of the typical scribe step in fiber termination, Megladon uses a CO2 laser to traverse the entire mating surface. This process changes the physical characteristics of the glass, and creates and integrated lens at the end of the connector.

Durability: The HLC® laser process changes the physical properties of the glass at the endface to create a surface that is harder and smoother than before. These changes create a connector that is scratch resistant, and will withstand a higher number of connections relative to standard connectors. Megladon has done extensive tests concluding that HLC® connectors do not degrade in performance over the course of 1000 mates.

Performance: The integrated lens created by the HLC® laser process creates a connector that consistently performs at reference grade levels. Both SM and MM terminations yield best in class IL and ORL, and have reference grade endface geometry as well (GR-326 compliant). All HLC® terminations are fully interoperable with all standard / existing terminations, and will increase the performance of any interconnect they are present in.

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About Megladon

A global industry leader in fiber optics and your premier partner for fiber optic connectivity, Megladon has spent over a decade developing fiber optic technology and perfecting the HLC interconnect. Our patented technology and process results in a reference grade interconnect that is reliable, rugged, repeatable and provides maximum performance. With millions of our products deployed worldwide, our fiber optic technology has been proven time and again to solve many of the problems encountered in network deployment and maintenance. We have also been able to use HLC as the foundation piece to develop unique and passive fiber optic solutions for our customers.