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TE Connectivity Fills Void in Broadcast Market with Fiber-Based Patching Products

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>New Fiber Optic Jack Field Eliminates Electronic Signal Conversion Devices</b></i> </p>

Monday, April 08, 2013

TE Connectivity Fills Void in Broadcast Market with Fiber-Based Patching Products

10:00 EDT Monday, April 08, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Business Wire) -- TE Connectivity (TE) today announced a new addition to its broadcast product portfolio – the Fiber Optic Jack Field (FOJF). A unique product that allows for easy access to connectors and cables, the FOJF is a fiber enclosure specifically designed to accommodate applications that are fiber-dense and require more access to signal redirection.

In today's up-to-the-minute-news and always-connected multimedia world, broadcasters need fast and easy access to their equipment in order to reconfigure circuits for setup and transmission. A traditional fiber “box” style product can be difficult to access and can result in time lost and inadvertent loss of on-air signals. Creating a patch field similar in configuration to a copper jack field reduces the chances of accidental disconnect. With the FOJF, field technicians can easily access and test fiber circuits used for on-air, setup and transmission of signals where traditional copper products can't support the distance and bandwidth of high-definition signals.

“The fiber optic jack field brings everything that we offer in copper into the fiber world,” said Dean Rosenthal, market manager, broadcast products for TE's Enterprise Networks business unit. “It's easy to install, maintain and use because it has the same look and feel as our copper products. Operators will love the robust technology and performance but they'll especially appreciate the familiarity and intuitiveness of the solution.”

Designed with industry-standard components and using standard fiber patch cables, the FOJF product allows for easy access for quick servicing and blade-style board substitutions for fast adaptation and reduced downtime.

The FOJF Features :

  • Quick and easy access to circuit for reconfiguration and transmission
  • Support for IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.3ba and IEE 802.3z
  • Familiar orientation designed to be operator intuitive
  • Industry-standard components, which are easily attainable and replaceable and are cost-effective
  • Industry-standard, low-profile and low-loss looping plug, which maintains normalled connection
  • Expressly built for a master control environment
  • Incorporates TE Connectivity standard fiber management trays, bend radius protection, Velcro tie down straps and more

For more details about TE's Fiber Optic Jack Field solution, visit:

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: To connect with TE Enterprise Networks, go to:

TE Connectivity, TE connectivity (logo), and TE (logo) are trademarks.
All other logos, products and/ or company names referred to herein might be trademarks of their respective owners.
©2013 ADC Telecommunications, Inc., a TE Connectivity Ltd. company. All rights reserved.

TE Connectivity
Media Relations:
Karen Galiger, 336-665-5934
Senior Communications Manager
Product Communications:
Dave Viertel, 952-917-0454
Marketing Manager

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