Megladon Manufacturing Presents HLC® SCRATCHGUARD(TM) Fiber Technology at BICSI U.S. South-Central Regional Meeting

Houston, Texas, February 26, 2009 - The BICSI U.S. South-Central Regional Meeting in Houston, Texas on February 26 provided excellent value to the meeting attendees. The regional meeting included informational presentations from Megladon Manufacturing (, Tyco Electronics (,
Panasonic System Solutions ( and others as well as vendor showcases from ADC (, Maxcell ( and many others. Lunch was provided along with CEUs.

Regional meetings, such as the South-Central meeting, allow BICSI members to attend shows with reduced travel time and cost while still receiving the value of a big conference. Michael Collins and other regional directors do an incredible job of promoting these events utilizing contributed time.

U.S. South-Central Region Director

Michael Collins, RCDD

Technical Sales Manager - AT&T

6500 W. Loop South, Zone 4.8

Bellaire, TX 77401

Tel: +1 713.567.1234

Fax: +1 832.553.8047

Cell: +1 713.306.6134


Megladon Manufacturing's presentation "Extending the Lifecycle of Fiber Optic Cables" (Power Point Presentation at highlighted the challenges within fiber optic networks because of the fragile nature of fiber optic cables. Scratches and contamination on the mating surface of a fiber patch cord will cause decreased performance in the overall network, making the network only as reliable as the patch cords.

Industry best practices can contribute to extending the lifespan of the fiber optic cables, but are limited in their ability to actually safeguard fiber cables from damage. An introduction to Megladon Manufacturing. SCRATCHGAURD(TM) technology shows how existing technology can help strengthen optical networks through more robust connector technology.

By John Culbert, President - Megladon Manufacturing.

"We are pleased and excited about serving the BICSI organization", stated John Culbert, President and Partner at Megladon. He continued "We know our technology is good for the industry because it solves many of the struggles that have existed for years. Our goal is to educate the market concerning our existing HLC SCRATCHGUARD technology and continue to develop new solutions".

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 it their 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 their patented processes please visit the company's website at or respond by email to

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