Neutrik just announced the opticalCON DRAGONFLY Fiber Optic Camera Connector Series. The new DRAGONFLY series is aimed at the Broadcast and ProAV markets and its technology uses fiber lenses and fusion splicing to achieve a signal with minimal loss. DRAGONFLY is based on Neutrik’s patented XB2 Technology. Its 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 physical contact surfaces. This further results in low insensitivity against dust and dirt.
DRAGONFLY offers connectivity against vibration, thus having low potential for damage. It is also field serviceable. According to Neutrik, switching to DRAGONFLY is easy, as it fits into standardized broadcast cutouts. Cleaning is quick using compressed air and water. With its push/pull locking mechanism, IP68 rated dust and waterproof rating in mated condition, and proven anti-kink boot design, DRAGONFLY offers a long life of 10,000 mating cycles.
Neutrik’s opticalCON DRAGONFLY can be found here.