The practicality of the fibre optic cable is well known, for all applications that involve the quick transfer of data, in large quantities. Link boasts a long experience and important certifications regarding the treatment and construction of fibre optics.
Founded in 1987 by two sound engineers, Link is a company born around the demand for stable and precise connections for entertainment applications. After developing a new generation of connectors, the company has moved – without leaving the core business – to technologies for the management and distribution of digital data and to fibre optic technology. In short, they work on the most innovative solutions to solve cabling and connectivity problems for the audio, video and lighting sectors.
The Link Group, in fact, is made up of different realities, each of which is orientated towards a type of product: LK Connectors, for example, produces circular connectors that are ideal for all environments where durability, connection reliability and operator safety are critical factors, while Eurocable specialises in the design and manufacture of a wide range of cables made with attention to flexibility and electrical specifications, including a unique brand of hybrid cables for carrying signals of various types and power.
In short, the Link ‘laboratory’ is always active, and can offer users, in particular as regards to fibre optics, a vast choice of connectors and cables, built and tested directly by the company, which has obtained an important series of certifications just for the testing area. The Link team has been officially certified as a 4K HD camera cable assembler with LEMO connectors (SMPTE 311), as well as an assembler of both 12 and 24 fibre (single mode and multi mode) MTP connectors from USCONEC. Another certification, obtained by none other than Neutrik, is that for the assembly, in Italy, of opticalCON cables (COCA).
The Link laboratory offers, moreover, a series of very precise and innovative tools for the analysis and evaluation of fibre optic systems. For example, a state-of-the-art interferometer, an indispensable tool for guaranteeing efficiency and maximum quality of fibre optic processing. The instrument, in fact, measures and displays the geometry of the ferrule of single and multiple fibre connectors, while a particular contactless technique called “white light scanning interferometry” (SWLI) provides high precision, repeatability and reliability to fibre connector tests, especially for pass / fail tests, using IEC or Telcordia requirements. Link also owns the OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) which sends optical pulses inside a fibre optic and receives useful information to evaluate the quality of the system or to identify any faults efficiently.
To summarise, Link is the trailblazer in Italy for fibre optic cables and connectors: a bit like a specialised university, which not only builds with established techniques but proposes innovations and develops new solutions.
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