IDEAL Introduces Two New F Connectors for Faster, More Efficient CATV and Satellite TV Installations

Both represent the company's next generation of connectors targeted at the application demands of 5MHz to 3GHz video distribution, including digital cable and satellite TV.

SYCAMORE, IL, FEBRUARY 14, 2014 -- IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., an innovator in tools and supplies for data communications installers, announced today the expansion of its coaxial cable connector family with the introduction of new NJX™ and TLC™ F connectors. Both represent the company's next generation of connectors targeted at the application demands of 5MHz to 3GHz video distribution, including digital cable and satellite TV.


"Improperly designed and installed F connectors can degrade the quality of your video signal," explained Jeff Meader, Business Unit Manager for IDEAL DataComm Tools & Supplies. "Our new NJX and TLC series provide excellent video transmission in cost effective, easy to terminate and install designs. Plus, the TLC connector requires no compression tool for a permanent installation which saves the installer time, labor and cost during installation."

The NJX is a cable specific compression connector designed for indoor use with RG-6 or RG-6 Quad coaxial cable. At 75 Ohms nominal impedance, the connectors provide excellent video transmission for HDTV output from today's satellite receivers, antennas, DVRs and cable boxes. Installation requires a standard stripper providing a two-step ¼" x ¼" preparation. Standard IDEAL compression tools can be used, including OmniSeal Pro™ and Linear X™ series products. NJX are positioned as cost-effective alternates to the more rugged, all brass IDEAL RTQ™ series of weatherproof indoor/outdoor F connectors.

The TLC is a tool-less compression F connector that reduces installation time by up to 30 percent because it only requires basic ¼" x ¼" preparation of the RG-6 cable before being securely attached by hand. Crimping or compression tools are not required to permanently attach the connectors to the cables. Simply prep the cable, slide the connector on to the cable, and hand tighten to the device. If the installer prefers to use a torque installation tool, the TLC can be tightened easily with any of the three available IDEAL F/BNC connector tools. Like the NJX, the TLC is designed for indoor use.

To learn more visit www.idealindustries.com.

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