After the successful unveiling of its opticalCON Advanced series at this year’s ProLight+Sound event in Frankfurt, Neutrik has now expanded the accessories for the range.
The company—which is the specialist for connectors and connection system in the entertainment industry—built upon the opticalCON fibre connection system which it established in 2005. Since its inception, the opticalCON system has become a solid presence amongst pro audio engineers due to its low maintenance and ruggedness.
The first development of the opticalCON range is opticalCON Advanced itself. opticalCon Advanced was developed to make the cables even more robust. They come with locakable and water-proofed metal caps which makes them ideal for outdoor applications. This use is improved even further by the inclusion of rubber guards.
Equally, the opticalCON Advanced brings with it improved cable protection and water resistance for long-term use with the inclusion of ergonomical cable strain relief. Furthermore, it comes with colour-coding options which allow users to customise their colour-coding system.
The opticalCON Advanced also comes with the useful Advanced Cable Drum Management system. This allows users to optimise their cable drum management and provides them with maintenance covers in the female version.Article continues below
The opticalCON system also now includes opticalCON Armored cables. These are hugely robust cables which resists extraordinary strains. However, despite the armouring the cables retain much of their flexibility which makes them easy to handle.
Another useful accessory is the opticalCON Advanced Pulling Sock. This pulling sock—which comes in single and split versions—simplifies the installation by providing a pulling force of up to 100kg. This allows the user to provide the cable connectors with optimal protection even in the harshest environment.