Markertek Announces Canare Hybrid Fiber-Optic Certification

Improves fiber capabilities
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Saugerties, NY — Markertek (a division of Tower Products) has announced that it has been officially certified by Canare to build and repair SMPTE 311M hybrid fiber-optic cable assemblies with Canare HFO connectors. The Canare HFO connector offers easy maintenance with a detachable alignment sleeve and insulator. Canare's connector construction includes stainless steel tip and solder contacts fixed in the insulation housing.

Canare HFO is a veteran design used by many operators of fiber systems, and all properly terminated cables meet or exceed SMPTE 304M, 311M and ARIB BTA S-105B compliance. Canare broadcast camera cable assemblies include seven color coding rings and four pieces of clear heavy-walled shrink tubing for fast identification. Attaining Canare Certified FC Connector Assembler status means that Markertek technicians have passed rigorous training and testing.

“We are very pleased to add Canare’s high quality HDTV/SMPTE cable assembly products to our fiber offerings and to represent their quality standard and commitment to excellence,” said Chris Fisher, Markertek vice president of engineering. “Canare SMPTE certification continues to solidify Markertek’s fiber lab as the broadcast industry leader for both new assemblies and repairs with our true commitment to quality craftsmanship. Our shop features the very latest in fiber optic termination and testing equipment. We are proud to add Canare fiber assemblies to our certifications which already include LEMO SMPTE and Neutrik opticalCON.”