ADC intros broadcast, entertainment connectivity products

April 11, 2008 -- At NAB 2008, ADC will introduce four new connectivity products aimed at the broadcast and entertainment industries.

Apr 11th, 2008

April 11, 2008 -- At the National Association of Broadcasters conference and exhibition (NAB 2008) in Las Vegas, to be held April 14-17, ADC will introduce four new connectivity products aimed at the broadcast and entertainment industries. The company's full range of products for DTV, mobile HDTV, HD fiber, IPTV and IP applications will also be on display at the show.

The four new products will include the following:

-- The ProAx Hybrid Fiber (HF) camera connector is a field-repairable connector featuring ADC's Avalanche technology. This connector is engineered to withstand tough mobile environments, featuring stainless steel on its wear surfaces, shuttered optics to prevent contamination and accidents, and "O-ring protection" that provides an IP68 rating without external protection boots. The company says the ProAx HF connector offers peak optical performance and supports newer high-data-rate demands.

-- The ProAx Quad Fiber (F4) harsh-environment connector is multi-fiber connector, available as a factory terminated assembly using ADC's tactical reduced bend radius fiber cable, or as a field termination connector featuring the company's Avalanche technology.

-- The ProPatch Miniature (PPM) Series Super High-Density Coax (SHDC) HD patching system is designed to reduce the amount of rack space required for coax video and audio panels. At less than 1Kg/RU, the SHDC is among the lightest HD patch panels on the market, contends the company.

-- The UniPatch GigE patch panel is billed as a professional-grade normal-through Gigabit (Cat5e rated 1000-BaseT) patching system designed for demanding professional environments where frequent patching and higher density is required.

Also at NAB 2008, ADC will announce the addition of a broadcast and entertainment component to its Professional Architects, Consultants and Engineers (PACE) program.

Additionally at the show, the company will deliver a presentation on the key elements of Video over IP transported over various PON and DSL broadband architectures. The company says the presentation will address enabling technologies including MPEG II and MPEG IV, along with currently available IPTV delivery mechanisms available, and the potential capacities of the varying technologies.


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