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
"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."
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
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
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.