Neutrik is fighting dust and dirt with the opticalCON Dragonfly Fiber Optic Camera Connector Series
Neutrik has added to its opticalCON family of products with the opticalCON Dragonfly Fiber Optic Camera Connector Series. Reportedly providing reliable connectivity that is easier to maintain than common hybrid camera signal transmission systems, Dragonfly is based on Neutrik’s patented XB2 technology. The fusion splice, high-performance lens transmits UHD 4K and 8K signals with very low loss as the signal surface of the XB2 lens is 322 times larger than the physical contact surfaces. This is said to result in low insensitivity against dust and dirt.
The fusion splice technology also allows the connector to be serviced in the field. The unit offers high-performance/low-loss attributes and protects against vibration and extreme temperature fluctuations. The hybrid connection transmits both power and data over a single connection, with low maintenance intervals. Dragonfly fits into standardised broadcast cutouts and offers a long life of 10,000 mating cycles thanks to its push/pull mechanism, IP68 dust and waterproof rating in mated condition and its anti-kink boot design.