Austin, Texas – Megladon Manufacturing Group took a monumental step for the CATV market by adapting the HLC® process to angle polished connectors. Angle Polished Connectors (APC) have been used for years in high speed video transport applications due to inherent low reflection characteristics. The fragile nature of fiber mating surfaces; however, has continued to plague an industry that is more competitive than ever.
With the growing video on demand and streaming video content on the web, a need arises for high quality fiber optic products capable of withstanding this trend. Industry leaders and providers are having to transition into a more competent network infrastructure to conform to the now industry standard of high performance fiber optic networks.
The SCRATCHGUARD® Fiber Optic Patch Cables (by Megladon Manufacturing Group) is a critical step forward in quality. The fiber optic connector is a crucial component and the “gateway to the fiber optic cabling network”. Damage to the connector due to repeated use has been the biggest problem for network managers, until now. The patented SCRATCHGUARD® Fiber Optic Patch Cables have virtually eliminated the problem. “We have studied the Megladon Manufacturing products and spoken with several major network operations that are using these breakthrough products. The product exceeds anything else they have ever used.” said Frank Bisbee, Editor of the Heard On The Street column (www.wireville.com), “Jim Hayes, President of the Fiber Optic Association www.thefoa.org confirmed the need for education in the fiber optic communications industry as new solutions are coming to the marketplace like a tsunami.” Bisbee added.
Megladon’s SM APC HLC SCRATCHGUARD® fiber optic patch cables are ideally equipped for network installers that are utilizing high speed video networks. The HLC® technology provides mating surface durability and low loss; paired with an Angle Polish Connector we now have a product that significantly reduces reflection, cutting down on interruptions in any given network.
“Up until now CATV and high speed video applications have not been able to take advantage of our HLC® patented processes due to standardization on angle polish connectors. Now they can not only experience the HLC SCRATCHGUARD® durability, but we added a reduction in insertion loss and reflection over traditional angle polish products,” said John Culbert, President of Megladon.
Megladon® Manufacturing Group Ltd., a subsidiary of TyRex Group Ltd.®, is recognized as a leader in the fiber optic marketplace. Founded in 1997, Megladon made its’ mission to provide customers with fiber optic products that far exceed industry standards. As technology innovators, Megladon created the HLC® (Hardened Lens Contact) termination, which has changed the market and taken it to the next level. For additional information on Megladon and its’ patented processes please visit the company’s website at www.megladonmfg.com.
For additional information regarding Megladon’s variety of fiber optic products, please contact us at (512) 491-0006 or by email.