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Soaring demand for high-speed Internet to sustain fiber's growth

The fiber optic cable installation industry will likely experience heightened revenue growth over the next five years, according to report from industry market research firm IBISWorld.

Revenue is expected to increase at an average of 5% per year to $5.5 billion in the five years to 2016. Wireless carriers are expected to expand fiber optic cable installation at higher rates, as more of them upgrade their networks and consumers increasingly demand high-speed Internet on their mobile phones.

"Broadband connections will also rise during the same period, albeit at slower rates than the previous five years," the firm said.

Larry Johnson, President of The Light Brigade (the leading fiber optic training firm) reminds us: "As we tackle the challenges of meeting the demands of high-speed Internet, data centers, new networking solutions with fiber optic cabling, we are constantly challenged to install facilities that have a barrier to obsolescence and maximum durability. Quality Control and Repeatability are crucial elements in the fiber optic cabling world." www.lightbrigade.com

At the same time the demand for fiber has increased, the requests for pre-terminated fiber has skyrocketed. John Culbert, President of Megladon Mfg. said the demand for the ScratchGuardR HLCR (Hardened Lens Contact) termination soaring. Megladon created the HLCR (Hardened Lens Contact) termination, which has changed the market and taken it to the next level.

Megladon Manufacturing Group took a monumental step for the Communications Network Carriers and CATV market by adapting the HLC process to angle polished connectors. Angle polished connectors have been used for years in high speed video transport applications due to inherent low reflection characteristics. The fragile nature of fiber mating surfaces, however, has continued to plague an industry that is more competitive than ever.

With the growing video on demand and streaming video content on the web, a need arises for high quality fiber optic products capable of withstanding this trend. Industry leaders and providers are having to transition into a more competent network infrastructure to conform to the now industry standard of high performance fiber optic networks.

The SCRATCHGUARDT Fiber Optic Patch Cords (by Megladon Manufacturing Group) is a critical step forward in quality. The fiber optic connector is a crucial component and the "gateway to the fiber optic cabling network". Damage to the connector due to repeated use has been the biggest problem for network managers, until now. The patented SCRATCHGUARDT Fiber Optic Patch Cords have virtually eliminated the problem. "We have studied the Megladon Manufacturing products and spoken with several major network operations that are using these breakthrough products. The product exceeds anything else they have ever used." said Frank Bisbee, Editor of the Heard On The Street column (www.wireville.com). "Jim Hayes, President of the Fiber Optic Association (www.thefoa.org) confirmed the need for education in the fiber optic communications industry as new solutions are coming to the marketplace like a tsunami." Bisbee added.

Megladon's HLC SCRATCHGUARD fiber optic patch cords are ideally equipped for network installers that are utilizing high speed video networks. The HLC technology provides mating surface durability and low loss; paired with an Angle Polish Connector we now have a product that significantly reduces reflection, cutting down on interruptions in any given network.

Up until now Military, CATV and high speed video applications have not been able to take advantage of our HLC patented processes due to standardization on angle polish connectors. Now they can not only experience the HLC SCRATCHGUARD durability, but we added a reduction in insertion loss and reflection over traditional angle polish products. MILSPEC requirements of rugged durability in harsh environments is a further testimonial to the Megladon technology.

In the DATA CENTER market, MegladonR Manufacturing Group Ltd., a subsidiary of TyRex Group Ltd.R, is recognized as a leader in the fiber optic connectivity technology. Founded in 1997, Megladon made it their mission to provide customers with fiber optic products that far exceed industry standards. As technology innovators, Megladon created the HLCR (Hardened Lens Contact) termination, which has changed the market and taken it to the next level.

What is Business Critical?

HLC cables are well suited for use in the harshest environments and the most demanding situations. In testing and manufacturing, HCL patch cords can withstand constant plugging and unplugging for years without substantial damage or performance loss. The HLC surface provides minimal optical signal loss making it the ideal choice for video and cable TV applications. For the military and other remote location uses, when replacements are not readily available HCL cables are far more reliable. In Municipal communications systems involving 911 and emergency communications HLC cables have dramatically reduced troubleshooting calls. In any business where the highest performance levels are required Megladon's HLC, Hardened Lens Contact fiber optic patch cords are the clear choice. For additional information on Megladon and their patented processes please visit the company's website at www.megladonmfg.com.

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