Gepco International Introduces TactiFlex Flexible Ruggedized Fiber Optic Cables at InfoComm 2012
Gepco International, exhibiting at InfoComm in booth C10916, a manufacturer of professional audio and video interconnect products, introduced a new line of flexible ruggedized fiber optic cables. Designed for portable applications in harsh environments, the new Gepco brand TactiFlex flexible ruggedized fiber optic cables are tough and lightweight, yet more flexible than standard ruggedized fiber cables on the market, according to the company.
Unique to TactiFlex fiber optic cables is a polyurethane outer jacket that is 30 percent more flexible while remaining abrasion-, chemical-, and cut-resistant. For further damage protection and mechanical isolation, the 125Ám single-mode fiber elements are coated with a 900Ám, hard elastomeric, tight buffer. Available with either single-mode or multi-mode fiber, TactiFlex cables are currently offered in a distribution-type construction, which uses an aramid strength member filler for exceptional strength.
With multiple connector options to choose from, TactiFlex flexible fiber optic cable assemblies provide a rugged, portable solution with extra flexibility. TactiFlex can be terminated with precision ST, SC, LC, and FC format connectors, as well as Amphenol T-FOCA II and Pierside connectors. Additionally, TactiFlex cable has been qualified for use with Neutrik opticalCON connectors and is ideal for use with expanded beam solutions. Machine polished, Tactiflex cable assemblies are available at almost any length and terminated to user specifications.
"TactiFlex fiber optic cables and assemblies deliver improved performance for portable broadcast applications," said Joe Zajac, sales and applications engineer for Gepco brand products. "While TactiFlex cables can stand up to the harshest uses, their unique, flexible jacket makes them easier to maneuver than stiff, ruggedized fiber optic cables."