In 1989 Clark Wire & Cable opened its doors to the broadcast industry. Being a leader in cable and connectivity technology, Clark has been first-to-market on many products that have evolved to become industry standards.
As broadcast and AV technologies evolved, Clark has continued to innovate with products such as gas-injected coax, hybrid fiber and tactical fiber cables for use with the latest HD video standards and applications.
As part of our solutions based service model, Clark also offers customized interconnect products. From cable assemblies and custom manufactured cables to metal fabrication and custom wired patchbays, Clark can deliver connectivity products built specifically for each system.
As Clark continues to grow and innovate in our markets, we continually strive to deliver leading edge products with our distinctive personalized service. We recognize the value and support of each and every customer, and look forward to continually earning your business.Clark has been providing quality products to the broadcast and professional AV industries for the past 25 years!
1989: Clark Opens its Doors
- Pay-per-view cable TV service reaches about 20% of all wired households.
- Time Inc. and Warner Communications announce a $14 billion merger
- FCC Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service set up a testing schedule for the proponents of what were then several analog NTSC-compatible advanced television systems looking to be considered for approval.
- Baseball signs $400M deal with ESPN.
- The Winter Olympics sets ratings records, becoming the most-watched event in TV history with 204 million U.S. viewers, or 83% of the country, watching at least some of CBS's coverage.
- The World Cup audience from 52 televised games reaches up to 33 billion people. Univision, the Spanish-language network, anticipates $24 million in ad revenue. ABC gets a 4.7 rating and 15 share for the 10 games prior to the final.
- Blockbuster Entertainment and Viacom complete a $7.6 billion merger only five months after Viacom buys Paramount Communications for $9.5 billion.
- Sony releases Digital 8 video formatand the world prepares for Y2K.
- The year of the Digital Video Disc
- AOL and Time Warner merge. (Clark was here! Check it out)
- Organic LCD TV's (OLCD) are Introduced and revolutionize flat panel displays.
- Time Running Out on Analog TV's as the FCC deadline approaches. By 2009 all broadcasts are to be in Hi-def digital format. Oh, we've been ready! Check out our line of HD cables.
- Clark Wire & Cable is approved for Digidesign Venue System
- All manufacturers release high definition TV's and monitors. 1080 is considered the standard in the industry.
- HDMI digital output allows a connection from your TV or monitor to a hi-def cable box, satellite receiver and/or Blu-ray player. It delivers true 1080 picture quality as well as stereo audio all through one multi-pin connector. Yep, that's right, Clark offers HDMI cable too!
- 3D movies and 3D television sets arrive. Once again Clark is ready with their one-of-a-kind 3D cable CD7506
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