Broadcast

OCC has a history of excellence in the broadcasting world. From worldwide sporting events, to political coverage to the most glamorous award ceremonies - OCC is there. When the camera is live, the pressure is on to ensure every exciting shot transverses the globe to a TV screen. Count on OCC for products that repeatedly withstand the extreme demands of rapid deployment and retrieval applications.

The broadcast industry has established high standards in delivering major events and programs around the world. OCC products solve many complex applications because of the ruggedness and reliability of our cables and hardware products. Our stadium and arena cables are optimized to withstand the rigors of installation challenges such as difficult cable pulls, high tensile loading, and severe crush occurrences.

Our new line of SMPTE® cables and pre-terminated assemblies bring you the innovative and proven performance that you expect from OCC. OCC’s cabling and connectivity product solutions are best known for their superior strength, reliability, and data integrity—undergoing rigorous testing beyond industry standards used by other manufacturers. Whether you need fast and easy "Plug-and-Play" solutions or the rugged flexibility of our SMPTE cables, OCC can meet all of your broadcast needs. Please click here for more information on our suite of SMPTE cables.


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What makes OCC Broadcast products superior?

With advances such as HD video and multi-channel audio in the broadcasting market, greater demands are being put on data transmission systems. Fiber optic technology, with its ability to deliver digital, high-bandwidth, and low signal loss data streams is ideally suited to cope with these needs. Optical Cable Corporation’s broad range of fiber optic broadcast products is specifically designed to withstand the challenges for real-time transmission of high definition broadcast signals.

OCC Broadcast solutions start with tough fiber optic cables. Our stadium and arena cables are optimized to withstand the rigors of difficult cable pulls, high tensile loading and severe crush occurrences and can repeatedly endure the abuse associated with the extreme demands in rapid deployment and retrieval applications. Where standard fiber optic cables are likely to fail, OCC's broadcast cables are particularly well-suited to the harsh environment associated with outside field broadcast applications. Factors that make OCC's fiber optic broadcast cables ideal for the broadcast industry include:

  • OCC's special Core-Locked™ jacket is extruded under high pressure directly over the cable’s core, resulting in the internal surface of the cable jacket having helical cusped ridges that interlock with the subcables. This helps keep the cable cross-section circular for better crush and impact protection and superior tear resistance during installation.
  • Helical stranding is a a time-tested cable construction design proven to provide flexibility, survival in difficult pulls and excellent mechanical protection for the optical fibers. This design ensures that no one particular element of the cable receives more stress than the other elements – thus equalizing the stress load associated with particularly tough installations.
  • Our water-blocked fiber optic cables provide the best water protection system available by combining the inherent water tolerant features of tight-buffered and Core Locked™ tightbound cable with super absorbent polymer aramid yarn. This design provides superb water-blocking performance while retaining the termination cost advantages of totally gel-free and powder-free tight-buffered cable.
  • OCC's Ultra-Fox™ and Ultra-Fox™ Plus cable design features unique fiber construction consisting of a primary coating of a UV-cured acrylate material and a tight fitting secondary coating of a hard elastomeric polymer buffer.

All of these factors make OCC's cables a practical and reliable means of high capacity data transmission in challenging environments without the delicacy normally associated with traditional fiber optic cables.

To compliment our broadcast cables, OCC manufactures a variety of rugged multi-channel fiber optic and electro-optic connectors. One such family of products is our compact Mini-Hermaphroditic Connector (MHC® II) . These connectors are available in both multimode and single-mode versions as well as electro-optic design, and, along with many of OCC's harsh environment connectors, are hermaphroditic. This allows cable assemblies to be daisy-chained together, making it simple to extend camera range without the need for gender-changing adapters. Power or control signals for the cameras may be supplied using hybrid connector options that add electrical and optical signals within the same connector body. These connectors withstand extreme environmental demands and they are specifically designed for reliable HD signals.

The OCC Broadcast system would not be complete without our Modular Advanced Reel System, or MARS, a lightweight, durable system constructed of a high impact glass enforced polymer that is easily transported and ideal for applications where cable needs to be deployed and reeled in quickly and stored efficiently.

The MARS cartridge system was specifically designed for deployment, retrieval and storage of fiber optic and copper communications cable. MARS offers the most advanced, self-contained reeling and storage system for broadcast deployable communication environments.