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Argosy debuts new range for outside broadcast environments

The Deployable Solutions range includes special over-jacketed cables that provide ruggedized protection

Broadcast infrastructure provider Argosy has launched what it describes as a range of ‘Deployable Solutions’ designed to ease pressure, increase signal integrity and save time for outside broadcasters covering live events.

The Deployable Solutions range includes special over-jacketed cables that provide ruggedized protection to minimise damage from impact, abrasion and longitudinal tension from repeated deployment, said the company.

Argosy SMPTE cable reel

These include Argosy’s SMPTE HYPERflex camera cable assemblies and its new TACflex-pro tactical fibre optic cable assemblies that ensure signal integrity over long distances, which the company says are ideal for remoting cameras and sound locations.

The range also includes Neutrik opticalCON ADVANCED and LITE cable connectors, which are available in DUO or QUAD versions. Lightweight and mobile for 2 and 4 fibre cables, they provide formidable cable retention due to aramid yarn and a black PUR outer jacket, said the company. Argosy has also developed its own brand of robust BNC connectors with tooling to fit each cable option for 1080i, 1080p or UHD requirements.

Argosy’s IMAGE series of HD digital video cables has been designed to perform at high frequency digital applications, as well as be suitable for the lower frequencies used in analogue applications. The small diameter of the IMAGE range has an added benefit over traditional analogue video cables, by affording weight and space savings in high-density installations, said the company.

Professional grade XLR microphone cables are also part of Argosy’s Deployable Solutions range with the option to supply 3 Pole XLR M-F Lead Black microphone cable on GT310RM cable drums in lengths of 50, 75 and 100 metres. Weather resistant and well-equipped for harsh environments, the cable drums make the storage, use and transportation of microphone cable effortless, the company said.

“Whether it’s triax, SMPTE hybrid fibre, multi-way audio or multichannel data protocols, remote cameras or sound stages, Argosy has a fully formed range of incredibly robust products that address the challenges associated with some of the tricker event-based outside broadcast production environments,” said Chris Smeeton, director at Argosy.