VISTA, CA – March 5, 2024 – Tempo® Communications, a leading manufacturer of tools and test equipment for the telecommunication and location industries, is excited to announce the launch of the Spike Marker. Designed to mark objects buried in soil up to one meter deep, the Spike Marker is an ideal, compact solution for marking a wide range of applications, including cable TV drops, fiber drops, traffic light control cables, and power or gas lines.

The Spike Marker boasts a compact design, with a diameter of less than 20mm and a length of 89mm (3.5 in). The small size of the Spike Marker makes it perfect for shallow and narrow ducts where a larger marker ball is impractical. ​ It is ideal for marking key points in networks such as tees, valves, junction boxes, and more.​With Spike Markers, marking utilities after installation is easier and faster than ever before. ​

Spike Marker is available in all industry-standard frequencies and color combinations including telephone and fiber versions with a 7mm diameter “coupler” nose. ​ This allows for direct application to “dead ends” of fiber micro-ducts and similar applications using standard off-the-shelf couplers. ​

The Spike Marker is impermeable to water and resistant to acids, alkalis, and solvents. ​Its outer case is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), ensuring long-lasting performance in any environment. ​Additionally, the Spike Marker is compatible with Tempo’s EML-100 Marker Locator and all other industry-standard marker locators, making it a versatile choice for professionals in the field. ​

“At Tempo, we believe in providing solutions that meet the unique needs of our customers and their buried utility projects. That’s why we offer a range of marking options,” says Jason Butchko, President of Tempo Communications.

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