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HLC® Network Simulators Released

Austin, Texas  Megladon Manufacturing Group announced today an addition to their HLC® Test and Measurement product family serving fiber optic transport equipment manufacturers and qualification labs. The 6RU and 3RU Rack Mount HLC Network Simulators allow testing over fiber optic glass up to 200km and is modular producing a variety of configuration options.

The Network Simulator products are used to test transport equipment for Telecommunication carriers and identify incompatibilities of hardware solutions before they are deployed on a large scale. Instead of simulating a network using attenuation, these products provide the length of glass to send a signal over the actual distance. This enables the carrier and test lab to identify any hardware components producing a nonconformance, make appropriate changes and then verify the change was adequate.

Based on a modular design, the 6U product contains up to 200km of glass in 25km increments or 80km in 10km increments as well as other configurations. The interconnect ports on the front panel allow for distance changes and for multiple boxes to be put in series. The 3U product contains up to 50km for applications where rack space is a critical consideration. These simulators are manufactured with glass from all major glass manufacturers.

“We found an opportunity in the marketplace that required versatility and reliability and used our expertise to provide a solution” stated John M. Culbert, President & Partner of Megladon. “ We enjoy solving problems and building relationships”.

The HLC® (Hardened Lens Contact) is a unique and critical aspect of the Network Simulator. Continuous testing over a duration of 3-6 months can only be accomplished if the interconnects are of the highest quality. A signal loss during the testing procedure can cause a schedule delay in large deployment projects. The HLC® is designed to provide reference grade geometry, low loss and a tempered end face for stability and durability.

Megladon’s HLC® Test and Measurement product family includes Test Reference Cables used to test link loss over deployed networks and by fiber optic termination manufacturers, Long Launch and Pulse Suppression products for use with OTDR testing and Network Simulators. The common use of the HLC® technology across this product offering provides reliability when you need it most and an extended life span.

Megladon® Manufacturing Group Ltd., a subsidiary of TyRex Group Ltd.®, is recognized as a leader in the fiber optic marketplace. Founded in 1997, Megladon made its’ mission to provide customers with fiber optic products that far exceed industry standards. As technology innovators, Megladon created the HLC® (Hardened Lens Contact) termination, which has changed the market and taken it to the next level. For additional information on Megladon and its’ patented processes please visit the company’s website at

For additional information regarding Megladon’s variety of fiber optic products, please contact us at (512) 491-0006 or by email.

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About Megladon

A global industry leader in fiber optics and your premier partner for fiber optic connectivity, Megladon has spent over a decade developing fiber optic technology and perfecting the HLC interconnect. Our patented technology and process results in a reference grade interconnect that is reliable, rugged, repeatable and provides maximum performance. With millions of our products deployed worldwide, our fiber optic technology has been proven time and again to solve many of the problems encountered in network deployment and maintenance. We have also been able to use HLC as the foundation piece to develop unique and passive fiber optic solutions for our customers.