Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a mighty locomotive.
It's Megladon's Tactical Fiber Optic Cable Assembly (TFOCA)
Megladon Announces New Product Release of TFOCAII Fiber Optic Assemblies with HLC(r) ScratchGuard(tm) Technology
Austin, Texas, February 8, 2010 - Megladon Manufacturing Group has announced that HLC and SCRATCHGAURD fiber optic technology is now available for the TFOCA family of fiber optic assemblies. Designed for harsh environments and field deployments, the TFOCA type connector has the need to withstand the constant handling and matings required in tactical applications, and these aspects are further complimented by HLC technology.
Unlike normal fiber optic connectors, these are made for high strength, as they're meant to be used in harsh environments. TFOCA is used in aerospace, oil-drilling, military, and water purification applications. The connectors are generally hermaphroditic, so any two can be connected, regardless of gender. Several US Department Of Defense specifications and military specifications apply to TFOCA, including DOD-1678, MIL-C-83526/12-01, and MIL-STD-810C. Normal (civilian) fiber optic connectors are much less expensive, but require a variety of specialized tools to assemble.
The Tactical Fiber Optic Cable Assembly (TFOCA) provides the physical connection between Fiber Optic Modems (FOMs), repeaters or other equipment.
This ruggedized TFOCA connector will withstand the repeated connection/disconnections and the handling typically required for rapid fiber optic cable deployment and retrieval in a tactical or commercial harsh environment applications.
Jim Hayes, President of the FOA (the Fiber Optic Association) reminds the communication designers that the ultimate goal of the fiber optic connector is transparency. The Megladon Mfg. ScratchGuard(TM) HLC® TFOCA is unique in durability and superior performance.
TFOCA connectors are engineered and tested to satisfy the mechanical and environmental requirements of DOD-1678 and MIL-STD-810C. The TFOCA connectors meet the requirements of MIL-C-83526/12-01. Connector and housing assemblies are hermaphroditic which facilitates genderless coupling with similar TFOCA connectors. This ruggedized TFOCA connector will withstand the repeated connection/disconnections and the handling typically required for rapid fiber optic cable deployment and retrieval in a tactical or commercial harsh environment applications.
The TFOCA connector's unique design and environmentally protected design provides protection from high compressive tensile loads, dust and dirt. In addition, a waterproof seal at every interface insures outstanding resistance to moisture and water penetration. Each TFOCA connector is protected with its own captive hermaphroditic dust cover. The cable termination is designed to firmly anchor the cable to the connector body without special tooling. These connectors are field mountable.
HLC(r) with ScratchGuard(tm) technology has been shown to maintain consistent high level performance over the course of 1000 connector matings and ensures a scratch resistant mating surface that can withstand harsh environments and prevent performance degrading scratches. HLC technology also brings industry leading loss and performance characteristics to the tactical connector market.
"HLC and TFOCA products are a match made in heaven," says Daniel Hogberg, Megladon Product Manager, "we are able to strengthen the TFOCA application and bring performance and reliability once thought impossible. When you take a tough product and make it tougher, you open up new possibilities in the realm of field deployable networks."
Megladon(r) Manufacturing Group Ltd., a subsidiary of TyRex Group Ltd.(r), is recognized as a leader in the fiber optic marketplace. 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 HLC(r) (Hardened Lens Contact) termination, which has changed the market and taken it to the next level. For additional information on Megladon and their patented processes please visit the company's website at www.megladonmfg.com.
For additional information regarding Megladon's variety of fiber optic products please contact John Culbert at 512.615.4687 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.