TE Connectivity Fills Void in Broadcast Market with Fiber-Based Patching Products

Mon Apr 8, 2013 10:00am EDT

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New Fiber Optic Jack Field Eliminates Electronic Signal Conversion Devices
GREENSBORO, N.C.--(Business Wire)--
TE Connectivity (TE) today announced a new addition to its broadcast product
portfolio - the Fiber Optic Jack Field (FOJF). A unique product that allows for
easy access to connectors and cables, the FOJF is a fiber enclosure specifically
designed to accommodate applications that are fiber-dense and require more
access to signal redirection. 

In today`s up-to-the-minute-news and always-connected multimedia world,
broadcasters need fast and easy access to their equipment in order to
reconfigure circuits for setup and transmission. A traditional fiber "box" style
product can be difficult to access and can result in time lost and inadvertent
loss of on-air signals. Creating a patch field similar in configuration to a
copper jack field reduces the chances of accidental disconnect. With the FOJF,
field technicians can easily access and test fiber circuits used for on-air,
setup and transmission of signals where traditional copper products can`t
support the distance and bandwidth of high-definition signals. 

"The fiber optic jack field brings everything that we offer in copper into the
fiber world," said Dean Rosenthal, market manager, broadcast products for TE`s
Enterprise Networks business unit. "It`s easy to install, maintain and use
because it has the same look and feel as our copper products. Operators will
love the robust technology and performance but they`ll especially appreciate the
familiarity and intuitiveness of the solution." 

Designed with industry-standard components and using standard fiber patch
cables, the FOJF product allows for easy access for quick servicing and
blade-style board substitutions for fast adaptation and reduced downtime. 

The FOJF Features :

* Quick and easy access to circuit for reconfiguration and transmission 
* Support for IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.3ba and IEE 802.3z 
* Familiar orientation designed to be operator intuitive 
* Industry-standard components, which are easily attainable and replaceable and
are cost-effective 
* Industry-standard, low-profile and low-loss looping plug, which maintains
normalled connection 
* Expressly built for a master control environment 
* Incorporates TE Connectivity standard fiber management trays, bend radius
protection, Velcro tie down straps and more

For more details about TE`s Fiber Optic Jack Field solution, visit:

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The
company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections
for the world`s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial,
broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and
defense. TE Connectivity`s long-standing commitment to innovation and
engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy
efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With
nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections
the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company,
visit: www.te.com. To connect with TE Enterprise Networks, go to:

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