Northwire, Inc., a subsidiary of The LEMO Group, announced it is officially certified by LEMO to build and repair SMPTE hybrid fibre optic cable assemblies. With more than 30 years as the leader in high performance fibre optic connectors, LEMO’s 3K.93C series is the industry standard for precision and reliability.
Fully compatible with LEMO Push-Pull Connectors – including the hybrid electrical-fiber optic 3K series – Northwire’s SMPTE 311 and ARIB versions are also compliant to RoHS2, REACH, ANSI, UL 758 AWM and more. With superior resistance to crush, impact, abrasion, cut and VW-1 flame testing, the LEMO and Northwire combination ensures the highest quality and performance for rugged outdoor broadcast applications.
“In addition to celebrating our one year anniversary within The LEMO Group, Northwire has the pleasure of expanding our interconnectivity suite of products and services with LEMO to offer fully-certified SMPTE and ARIB end-to-end solutions,” explains Mike Schauls, VP of Operations and Engineering. “Around the world, our LEMO colleagues in the United Kingdom, Germany, Benelux, Japan, China, Singapore and the United States, are equipped with fibre termination facilities and we are pleased to complement their efforts and expand Northwire’s HD broadcast offering to our valued customers,” says Schauls.
Leveraging more than four decades of technical expertise, test and development, LEMO FOUR (Fibre Optic Unit of Research) established the quality and performance benchmarks for HD interconnectivity. Rigorously tested and proven to meet or exceed the standards of excellence proven by LEMO FOUR, Northwire is officially certified to manufacture and repair SMPTE 311 fibre optic cable assemblies.
With 4K and 8K on LEMO’s technology roadmap, Northwire Project Managers, in collaboration with Research and Development, are focused on expanding SMPTE and ARIB product lines with Halogen Free Flame Retardant (HFFR), Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH), Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF), Riser, Plenum rated and low temperature interconnectivity solutions and beyond.