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The RapcoHorizon Company Displays Pro Co Data’s SMPTE 304 Connectors at InfoComm 2013

New Fiber-Optic Tri-Loc® Camera Connectors Set a New Standard in SMPTE Options

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 5, 2013 – The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, showcases Pro Co Data’s SMPTE 304 Connectors at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 709). The new Fiber-Optic Tri-Loc camera connectors are compatible with all connectors in the field, making them ideal for high-end, live-broadcast productions.

Extremely rugged and reliable, the connectors are comprised of the heaviest gauge stainless steel available on the market. They also feature a low-loss Telcordia® GR-326 fiber-optic endface geometry core, perfect for today’s cinematic and broadcast productions. With industry-standard options such as a quick disconnect push/pull self-latching system and ARIB/EBU and ANSI/SMPTE compliancy, the SMPTE 304 Connectors are among the highest-performance options on the market.

“The composition of our SMPTE 304 Connectors makes them perfect for use in broadcast trucks and studios and at sport stadiums,” says Josh Welsh, technical services manager for Pro Co Data, a RapcoHorizon Company brand. “The steel construction provides the durability necessary for continuous use in the field, while the fiber optic connectivity interfaces with today’s digital cameras. Both of these features put Pro Co Data’s SMPTE 304 connectors at the top of their class.”

Customers can choose between Belden-, Furukawa- or RapcoHorizon-brand wires for a complete cable system. Custom reel options also give the user control over how and when to deploy the cable system.

The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications interfacing products. Comprising RapcoHorizon, Momentum, Pro Co, Pro Co Data, RAT, RoadHog and StageMASTER, each RapcoHorizon Company brand has developed a reputation in many industries for reliability, and superior sound performance. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, the company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The RapcoHorizon Company also has a state-of-the-art Custom Shop to modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.rapcohorizon.com.

DPFX-100-TR ; Two (2) fiber Detachable DisplayPort Extender

New optical DisplayPort extender, DPFX-100-TR is designed compact enough to be fitted into various installation environments with two (2) LC fibers connection. The transmitter and receiver set, DPFX-100-TR enables to transmit WQXGA (2560×1600) at 60Hz signal up to 300m (985feet) over two (2) LC multi-mode fibers, avoiding any tricks like scaling or data compression for lessening a burden of data transmission.

Between the transmitter and the receiver, pure fiber connection by two (2) LC fibers connector gives clean, secure and easy installation with no electrical hazard and a perfect electrical isolation. The DPFX-100-TR can be operated by USB power without external DC power adapter by plugging the supplied USB to DC plug cables to each module.



DPFX-100 is 2-Fiber DisplayPort Extender which supports:

- Supports DisplayPort 1.1a standards

- Extends WQXGA (2560×1600) at 60Hz

- Transmits DP data up to 300m (985feet) over two (2) LC multi-mode fibers (50/125um)

- Offers total data rate 10.8Gbps (2.7Gbps per lane)

- Supports Dual-mode DP (DP++)

- Supports auxiliary /l²C channel over fiber

- Compact design allows direct connect to the DP display

- Operated by USB power or DC power supplier

- Certifies FCC and CE standards for EMI/RFI emission

- Has DP receptacle and provides intermediate cable for flexible installation

-Includes two (2) +5V, 1A DC power adapters / two (2) USB to DC plug cables for the transmitter and receiver

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#16FL Kins Tower. 8, Seongnam-daero, 331beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-844 Korea Tel: +82 31 719-8033 | Fax: +82 31 719-8032 | tosales@opticis.com

- Secure the electrical isolation

HDFX-250-TR ; Two (2) fiber Detachable HDMI Extender

New optical HDMI extender, HDFX-250-TR is designed compact enough to be fitted into various installation environments with two (2) LC fibers connection. The transmitter and receiver set, HDFX-250-TR enables to transmit WUXGA (1920×1200) or 1080p at 60Hz signal up to 300m (985feet) over two (2) LC multi-mode fibers, avoiding any tricks like scaling or data compression for lessening a burden of data transmission.

Between the transmitter and the receiver, pure fiber connection by two (2) LC fibers connector gives clean, secure and easy installation with no electrical hazard and a perfect electrical isolation. The HDFX-250-TR can be operated by USB power without external DC power adapter by plugging the supplied USB to DC plug cables to each module.

It passes CEC, EDID & HDCP (High Definition Contents Protection) for better installation flexibility and compatibility.



HDFX-200 is 1-Fiber HDMI Extender which supports:

- Extends WUXGA (1920×1200) at 60Hz (1.65Gbps/ch) or 1080p at 60Hz (36bit, 2.25Gbps/ch)

- Transmits HDMI data up to 300m (985feet) over two (2) LC multi-mode fiber

- Supports HDMI1.3 up to 36-bit color depth

- Operated by USB power or DC power supplier

- Complies with CEC, EDID & HDCP1.2

- Certifies FCC and CE standards for EMI/RFI emission

- Has HDMI receptacle and provides intermediate cable for flexible installation

-Includes two (2) +5V, 1A DC power adapters / two (2) USB to DC plug cables for the transmitter and receiver

OPTICIS HQ
#16FL Kins Tower. 8, Seongnam-daero, 331beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-844 Korea Tel: +82 31 719-8033 | Fax: +82 31 719-8032 | tosales@opticis.com

- Secure the electrical isolation

HDFX-200-TR ; One (1) fiber HDMI Extender

New optical HDMI extender, HDFX-200-TR has one (1) LC fiber connection and is designed compact enough to be fitted into various installation environments. The HDFX-200 with the same mechanical dimension for each of transmitter and receiver enables to transmit the uncompressed HDMI up to WUXGA (1920×1200) at 60Hz refresh ratio or 1080p at 60Hz, avoiding any tricks like scaling or data compression for lessening a burden of data transmission.

ThBetween its transmitter and receiver, pure fiber connection by one (1) LC fiber connector gives clean, secure and easy installation with no electrical hazard and a perfect electrical isolation. The maximum extension is 300m (985feet) over a multi-mode fiber.

HDFX-200 has HDMI receptacle and provides intermediate cable to be connected to various types of HDMI connectors. It passes CEC, EDID & HDCP for better installation flexibility.



HDFX-200 is 1-Fiber HDMI Extender which supports:

- Extends WUXGA (1920×1200) at 60Hz (1.65Gbps/ch) or 1080p at 60Hz (36bit, 2.25Gbps/ch)

- Transmits HDMI data up to 300m (985feet) over one (1) LC multi-mode fiber

- Supports HDMI1.3 up to 36-bit color depth

- Complies with CEC, EDID & HDCP1.2

- Certifies FCC and CE standards for EMI/RFI emission

- Has HDMI receptacle and provides intermediate cable for flexible installation

OPTICIS HQ
#16FL Kins Tower. 8, Seongnam-daero, 331beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-844 Korea Tel: +82 31 719-8033 | Fax: +82 31 719-8032 | tosales@opticis.com

- Secure the electrical isolation

New cost–effective KanexPro HDMI Matrix with up to 32×32 I/O’s

May 16, 2013. Getting ready for InfoComm? Don’t forget to check our new, best-in class HDMI™ Matrix Switcher for all your AV integration needs.

The KanexPro HDMI 32×32 (also available in 4×4, 8×8 & 16×16) matrix is an ultra-high performance, digital matrix switcher engineered to route HDMI signals from 32 inputs to 32 outputs. The unit provides full HDCP internal management for today’s integration in commercial A/V market, ensuring HDCP key authentication, and administering the handshake internally. It maintains resolutions up to 1920 x 1200, 1080p or 2K, supporting full cross point switching. The matrix supports smart EDID management for rapid integration of sources and displays.

HDMI, Matrix, EDID, HDCP


Fully controllable through RS-232 commands, IR remote and front-panel buttons, this switcher includes 10-global presets for I/O configurations which allows saving and recalling via the front-panel, IR or through serial control at any time.

Today’s Applications

The KanexPro HDMI 32×32 matrix switcher is ideal for countless commercial applications such as military, medical and government environments where swift, reliable switching and distribution of high-resolution DVI/HDMI signals is critical to meet pixel-by-pixel needs.
To get a quote or for more information please call us at 888-644-4149 or visit KanexPro.com

About KanexPro™

Leveraging our core strength in professional A/V products, KanexPro carries a complete selection of A/V connectivity needs. When planning digital installations you will find that we carry a broad line of A/V connectivity products enabling you to broadcast, extend, split, or multiply HD signal transmissions; simply and cost-effectively. KanexPro is a registered trademark. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

PESA Extends Vidblox DVI Series with 2K Extenders for Coax or Fiber Distribution

Huntsville, Alabama – PESA, a leading U.S.-based custom design and build manufacturing company for professional audio and video signal distribution, will showcase its new series of Vidblox 2K DVI dual link extenders, which transport 2K video over coax and/or fiber, at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 2958), which runs June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla. Vidblox 2K units extend ultra high-resolution, computer-based content to or from serial digital equipment.

Each Vidblox 2K transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) pair supports coax, fiber, or both copper/fiber connectivity, which can be used to cost effectively distribute multiple 2K video signals simultaneously. Video resolutions up to 2560×1600@60Hz are supported via a DVI-D dual link connector, with analog stereo embedded in the video transport.

For added value, Vidblox 2K modules can be combined with PESA’s full line of 3G-SDI routing switchers for 2K distribution andswitching systems up to 288×288. On the local TX module, a looping DVI-D output allows quick monitoring status to check video content and image quality, and each Vidblox 2K can be networked for remote control using PESA’s Cattrax network control software.

“Vidblox 2K offers a simple and inexpensive solution to solve a number of integrator challenges for ultra high-resolution video,” said Dan Holland, PESA vice president of product marketing. “Our new extenders create the ideal long distance multi-path 2K solution for distribution of ultra high-resolution graphics used in production studios, command and control rooms, and geospatial imaging centers.”

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

All products mentioned herein are trademarked property of their respective owners.

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General Cable Adds Graybar as a Distributor for Gepco® Brand Products

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, APRIL 25, 2013 —General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce the addition of Graybar as a nationwide distributor of Gepco® Brand Commercial A/V cabling solutions. This expands General Cable’s relationship with Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services.

“We are pleased to expand our portfolio to include Gepco Brand products,” said Garry Acker, Graybar Vice President, Product Management. “The innovation and quality of Gepco Brand products is expected to provide great value and solutions for our customers.”

“Graybar and General Cable have had a great relationship for many years,” said Chip Barrett, Product Manager, General Cable Communications Products. “Graybar’s vast network of locations combined with their extraordinary commitment to customer service and their distinct focus on providing the right solutions to their customers makes them the perfect fit as a supplier of Gepco Brand Products.”

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 240 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. For more information, visit www.graybar.com or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

About Gepco® Brand
Gepco has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for 30 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories.

About General Cable
General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

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Markertek Releases a Full-Line of Fiber Optic Tactical Snakes

SAUGERTIES, NY – April 25, 2013Markertek, a global supplier of specialized products to all television and broadcast networks, today released a full-line of multichannel fiber optic tactical snakes for outside broadcast, sports production and pro-audio long distance applications.Fiber Optic Tactical Snake

Markertek’s complete line of fiber optic tactical snakes includes 2-Channel up to 12-Channel versions with ST, LC, SC or MPO connectors. All cables are assembled with OCC brand tac-fiber with internal aramid strength members for crush resistance in high traffic areas. Fiber optic tactical snakes are available with Schill reels featuring inner hub fanout storage and a latching protection door. All assemblies are multi-stage machine polished and tested for <-55dB RL with test results for each channel supplied with each cable. Built in-house at our state-of-the-art LEMO trained fiber shop with full repair services and custom lengths & configurations available.

“Whether you’re running a Blackmagic ATEM camera converter or a yellobrik transceiver, a fiber optic tactical snake from Markertek completes the system with a reliable interconnect you can drive a tank over, ” said Chris Fisher, VP of Engineering at Markertek. “The beauty of our Schill reel models is the ability to store your fanout inside the reel hub in a clean and safe environment. It is our goal to be the #1 supplier of custom fiber optic solutions to the broadcasting industry. Markertek has a LEMO trained staff and now offers SMPTE hybrid cables and breakout solutions for any application.”

To receive a free copy of the Markertek Fiber Edition Catalog visit www.markertek.com, email sales@markertek.com or call 800-522-2025. Digital versions are available for download either as a full PDF or in a ZIP file. Customers can also reach out to their existing Markertek sales contact for a quick quote or further details.

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About Markertek
Markertek is a highly specialized broadcast and pro-audio supply house serving the technical side of the media industry with over 60,000 unique solutions at reasonable prices – supported with dependable advice from actual pro-audio and broadcast video professionals. The Markertek catalog has achieved cult-like status among digital media professionals as the ultimate design tool for creating the electronic infrastructure required to produce the majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits, as well as all other areas in the audio and video industry.

Markertek is the #1 “Go-To” source in the industry for everything fiber optic including SMPTE Hybrid camera cables, 2-12 channel tactical fiber snakes, fiber rack mount solutions, fiber reels, fiber consumables and specialized tooling.

Visit www.markertek.com for more information.

Markertek Launches a Full Line of SMPTE Hybrid Cables

SAUGERTIES, NY – April 24, 2013Markertek, a global supplier of specialized products to all broadcast and television networks, today launched an entire line of SMPTE Hybrid Fiber cables featuring LEMO connectors and Furukawa or Belden SMPTE 311M cable. Markertek’s expanded in-house fiber optic production facility is now ready to serve its worldwide customer base with off-the-shelf SMPTE Hybrid cables.SMPTE Hybrid Cables

The Markertek Fiber Shop offers SMPTE Hybrid camera cables in three versions: Flexible studio, Riser-rated install and Outside Broadcast harsh environment. SMPTE hybrid to ST, LC and SC breakout cables are also available – with and without power options – for both internal rack and long distance distribution applications.

“Our LEMO trained fiber optic lab boasts the latest polishing and test equipment,” said Chris Fisher, VP of Engineering at Markertek. “We now have the ability to deliver the fastest turnaround time on both stock and custom fiber optic cable solutions. In true Markertek fashion, we have off-the-shelf solutions. You don’t have to get a quote or wait 3-4 weeks for a SMPTE Hybrid 311 cable.”

To receive a free copy of the Markertek Fiber Edition Catalog visit www.markertek.com, email sales@markertek.com or call 800-522-2025. Digital versions are available for download either as a full PDF or in a ZIP file. Customers can also reach out to their existing Markertek sales contact for a quick quote or further details.

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About Markertek
Markertek is a highly specialized broadcast and pro-audio supply house serving the technical side of the media industry with over 60,000 unique solutions at reasonable prices – supported with dependable advice from actual pro-audio and broadcast video professionals. The Markertek catalog has achieved cult-like status among digital media professionals as the ultimate design tool for creating the electronic infrastructure required to produce the majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits, as well as all other areas in the audio and video industry.

Markertek is the #1 “Go-To” source in the industry for everything fiber optic including SMPTE Hybrid camera cables, 2-12 channel tactical fiber snakes, fiber rack mount solutions, fiber reels, fiber consumables and specialized tooling.

Visit www.markertek.com for more information.

Markertek Unveils Complete Line of SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Optic Adapters

SAUGERTIES, NY – April 23, 2013Markertek, a global supplier of specialized products to all broadcast and television networks, today unveiled its HYDAP line of SMPTE hybrid fiber adapter solutions designed to lower the cost of outside broadcast and sports production.HYDAP Fiber Optic Adapters

The HYDAP provides a solution to running expensive long length SMPTE 311 hybrid camera cables by converting the SMPTE hybrid connector to conventional single mode ST connections or Neutrik opticalCON LC connections. These robust in-line adapters feature an extremely durable extruded aluminum housing for harsh production environments. Fiber connectors are recessed to prevent damaged ends and a square housing design prevents rolling. HYDAP units are available in both SMPTE hybrid male and female models breaking out to either ST fiber or Neutrik opticalCON connections. Standard models are passive but are also available with power options.

“Now you can use conventional ST fiber or Neutrik OpticalCON cables with your SMPTE hybrid cameras,” said Chris Fisher, VP of Engineering at Markertek. “These SMPTE hybrid breakout solutions lower your cabling costs and offer a simple inline solution. The housing is so rugged we drove a Jeep over them and they survived.” Continued Fisher, “It is our goal to be the #1 supplier of custom fiber optic solutions to the broadcasting industry. Markertek has a LEMO trained staff and now offers SMPTE hybrid cables and breakout solutions for any application.”

To receive a free copy of the Markertek Fiber Edition Catalog visit www.markertek.com, email sales@markertek.com or call 800-522-2025. Digital versions are available for download either as a full PDF or in a ZIP file. Customers can also reach out to their existing Markertek sales contact for a quick quote or further details.

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About Markertek
Markertek is a highly specialized broadcast and pro-audio supply house serving the technical side of the media industry with over 60,000 unique solutions at reasonable prices – supported with dependable advice from actual pro-audio and broadcast video professionals. The Markertek catalog has achieved cult-like status among digital media professionals as the ultimate design tool for creating the electronic infrastructure required to produce the majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits, as well as all other areas in the audio and video industry.

Markertek is the #1 “Go-To” source in the industry for everything fiber optic including SMPTE Hybrid camera cables, 2-12 channel tactical fiber snakes, fiber rack mount solutions, fiber reels, fiber consumables and specialized tooling.

Visit www.markertek.com for more information.

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