Canare Expands SMPTE HFO Cables Capabilities
Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Canare built the cable jacket of the tactical choices to have exceptional flexibility and mechanical qualities, providing crush and impact resistance.
FREMONT, CA: With the media world’s ever-changing scene, having robust yet simple-to-use technology is essential. Even something as simple as a wire can be crucial for videographers and camera operators. Canare SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Optic (HFO) SMPTE ST311 and ST304 cable assemblies have become the industry standard for this reason.
The SMPTE HFO cables are designed for broadcast and A/V (Audio/ Video) professionals, but they are also available as small, lightweight, and resilient tactical solutions that can withstand the harshest circumstances. Canare is a global pioneer in developing, manufacturing, and distributing audio and video cables, connectors, patch bays, and fiber-optic devices for the television broadcast business and professional A/V market.
Canare’s SMPTE HFO cables are popular with major news and sports networks and come standard in 9 mm (LF-2SM9N), with 7 mm patch cable (LF-2SM7N) and 7 mm or 9 mm tactical (LF-2SM7T and LF-2SM9T) alternatives. Canare built the cable jacket of the tactical choices to have exceptional flexibility and mechanical qualities, providing crush and impact resistance.
“Manufactured in Japan, Canare’s SMPTE HFO cables have become the industry standard across the global broadcast and live event industry,” says Shinichi Minowa, CEO, Canare Corporation of America. “The cables are a popular solution for operators of the industry’s leading camera brands. Further, the Canare SMPTE HFO cables offer users affordable pricing, reliable availability, complete cable and connector assemblies and custom-length options with quick turnarounds.”
Canare presents two types of tactical HFO SMPTE camera cables. Its standard 9.2mm (LF-2SM9T) is a great upgrade or replacement for standard camera cables and is available in custom lengths of up to 300 meters. The 7.1mm (LF-2SM7T) is a lightweight alternative, great for patching or shorter cable runs of up to 100 meters. Both cables extend a 1x O.D. (Outside Diameter) bend radius. Canare’s tactical cables also highlight a crush and impact-resistant outer jacket. Finished assemblies for both cables are available in custom and standard lengths and are assembled in the U.S. Canare also offers cable reels for easy deploying and storing of its cables.
All Canare cables have a one-year warranty. For added security, Canare also produces an HFO SMPTE Cable Tester, which is especially valuable for A/V pros that need to troubleshoot while on location. Additionally, Canare is the only manufacturer to build its cables and connectors, offering customers a one-stop solution for their A/V cable needs. The SMPTEHFO cables are compatible with several industry-leading camera manufacturers, including Blackmagic, Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC Professional, Panavision, Grass Valley, and Sony.