With its new partnership with Simply45, Argosy can now offer pass-through connectors and tooling to the UK and UAE broadcast markets.
Argosy will introduce a new range of connectors and tooling from Simply45 at IBC 2021, for CAT 6, CAT 6A and CAT 7 cabling installations.
The Simply45 series offers the pass-through style connectors approved by HDBaseT, a global standard for long-distance transmission of ultra-high-definition video, audio, Ethernet, controls, USB, and up to 100W of power.
Chris Smeeton, Director at Argosy, said: “By adding the Simply45 series to our portfolio, we’re presenting more efficient ways for broadcasters to install connectors that are guaranteed to provide full signal integrity. With this pass-through style connector, safe and high-quality termination can be easily achieved, every time.”
Simply45’s patented Cap45 isolation cap snaps onto the front of the pass-through RJ45 plug after termination, covering the exposed wire ends and eliminating potential failure points and electrical arcing. Its Bar45 load bar lines up the conductors for better signal isolation and reduces near-end (NEXT) and far-end crosstalk (FEXT). Furthermore, the solution maintains wire pair twist synchronization at termination for improved cable performance and it is colour-coded for easy plug identification.
Argosy’s new partnership with Simply45 means that it can now offer pass-through style connectors and tooling to the UK and UAE broadcast markets.
Todd Cota, President of Simply45, added: “Argosy’s tenure and extensive knowledge, spanning over 35 years in the broadcast industry, is invaluable to us and we’re very excited to have them represent and validate our products in this industry.”
Blake Tally, VP of Simply45 explained: “It often takes a malfunction to realise there is a problem and it can be difficult to locate where the failure is occurring. With Simply45, the rate of failure is reduced significantly meaningless instances of having to start a termination over thus reducing, waste, as well as minimizing truck roll backs and upset customers.”
Josh Simons, Director at Argosy, stated: “Unlike traditional RJ45 mod plugs, there is no risk that after termination one of the wires is loaded incorrectly. The pass-through technology also enables the twist on the pairs to stay as close to the termination as possible, mitigating crosstalk effects. It provides the installer with all the benefits of the pass-through connector, and with Cap45; all the security of a standard mod plug.”
Simply45’s three-prong design provides the secure option to hold conductors in place and to lock in the conductors, including a larger Category 6A AWG size.
Simply45 is constructed with polycarbonate, UL94-V0, which is the highest flammability rating approved by NFPA and meets IEC 60603 connector specs. These connectors are also available shielded, which provides additional protection against signal loss. It also offers a range of crimp tool solutions to provide a stable crimping process, again helping to streamline the termination process.
“For systems integrators, installers and wiremen, the Simply45 range will not only revolutionise and streamline cable installation, but it will also prevent failures, and save long term costs over the infrastructure’s lifetime,” concluded Smeeton.