Amsterdam, October 13, 2010 – Draka Communications, a global leader in the cabling and optical fiber industry today announces that together with broadcast partner Fischer Connectors the two companies have received TVBEurope’s ‘Best of IBC 2010’ award for innovativeness and cost-efficiency for a new integrated HD Triax cable that adds 30 per cent working freedom for camera crews.
With over 1300 exhibitors and 48,500 attendees last month in Amsterdam, IBC is the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and media content worldwide.
This award-winning plug and play broadcast solution combines redesigned HD Triax cable and connector components for working cable lengths significantly more than a kilometer, offering vastly improved transmission distances that extend the limits of HDTV cameras, maximizing the performance of existing Triax equipment without the need for additional investment in fiber.
“ For both Draka and our partner Fischer Connectors it’s a great honour that our industry gives us recognition for the results of a close teamwork that produced our new HD camera cable, “ says Oli Hentschel, Draka Product Manager, Studio Broadcast. “ Many visitors to our stand at IBC2010 expressed their appreciation of how this new cable solution will extend the investment life cycle for a huge base of Triax users without resorting to optical technology upgrades.”
Triax is the main technology to interconnect HDTV cameras and related equipment in the professional broadcast industry. Resulting from extensive research and development between Draka and Fischer Connectors, the innovative combination has been field tested to verify the additional highly useable transmission distance from Triax HD equipment, while providing optimum signal performance.
For more than 50 years Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high-performance connectors and cable assembly solutions. Known for their reliability, precision, and resistance to demanding environments, Fischer connectors are used in high end electronic equipment such as broadcast, medical apparatus, scientific or instrumentation devices, defense and security systems. Fischer Connectors primary design and manufacturing facilities are located in Switzerland, with subsidiaries and distributors located worldwide. More information at www.fischerconnectors.com.
Draka (Euronext Amsterdam: DRAK), headquartered in Amsterdam, has 9400 employees in countries worldwide and 2009 revenues of over € 2 billion. Draka has a presence in 31 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia.
Draka’s activities are divided into three groups: Energy & Infrastructure, Industry & Speciality and Communications. Draka Communications with its four business units, Telecom Solutions, Multimedia Specials, Optical Fiber and Cable Solutions is a global market leader in the development, production and sales of fibers, cables and advanced network solutions. More information at www.draka.com/communications.
Photo: Draka and Fischer Connectors win TVBEurope’s ‘Best of IBC2010’ award for innovative new HD camera cable that protects the current investments of the broadcast industry. This plug and play broadcast solution combines redesigned HD Triax cable and connector components to give working cable lengths significantly more than a kilometer, offering vastly improved working room for camera crew.
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