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Cable Technology Feature Article

November 04, 2010

Timbercon Earns Approved Manufacturing Status for EZ-MATE Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Timbercon, a fiber optics product and solutions manufacturing company, announced the approved manufacturing status for the EZ-MATE fiber optic hermaphroditic connector series manufactured by Applied Optical Systems (AOS), a subsidiary of Optical Cable Corporation (OCC).

The EZ-MATE hermaphroditic fiber optic family of connectors are available in 2, 4, 6,12 and 24 channels in both plug and receptacle configurations and supports either multi or single mode applications, company officials said.

Cable assemblies use OCC’s D-Series Military Tactical and OCC’s DX-Series Distribution fiber optic cable which are helically stranded for superior mechanical and optical performance, they added.

The cable assembly provides easy termini cleaning with removable front key plate. Keying position options enable segregated mating through mechanical interface. The plated aluminum or stainless steel options are useful for high corrosion applications.

The Single Mode UPC polish of the cable assembly ensures high performance. Additionally the strain relief is designed to meet 400 pound pull strength specification.

EZ-MATE finds application in U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps military tactical deployments or strategic installations; oil, gas and geosciences industries; and mining as well as industrial and broadcast applications.

“OCC has been our fiber cable choice since beginning in this industry over 10 years ago,” said John Lee, vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. “We have worked with AOS hermaphroditic connectors for a number of years and are proud to be able to offer the EZ-MATE connectors series on cable assemblies to our entire customer base and enhance the acceptance of this connector series.”

Timbercon (News - Alert) provides a vast array of connectivity solutions to the data storage, telecommunications, military, industrial, broadcast and networking industries. Earlier in June the company announced low pressure overmolding capabilities for fiber optic cable assemblies, TMCnet reported.

Later in September, the company also announced the rollout of Multifiber Termination Push-on (MTP) coupler/splitters for a wide variety of applications and industries.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf