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Gepco Improves & Expands High-Definition
Series of Digital Video Coax Cables

CHICAGO, April 13, 2001 - Gepco® International introduces its improved and expanded series of High-Definition digital video coaxial cables. The new High-Definition series has been developed and re-engineered to address the demands for HDTV transmission, a higher UL riser rating, flexibility, an enhanced physical appearance and ease of termination.

Click for Larger ViewIn addition to the re-engineered VPM2000 and VSD2001, Gepco's High Definition series has been expanded to include VHD1100 (RG11), VHD7000 (RG7) and VDM230 (miniature) type coaxes. All feature a guaranteed 3 GHz bandwidth for HDTV interconnect, a new gas-injected foam polyethylene dielectric, lower attenuation, excellent crush resistance and a more flexible and riser rated (CMR) jacket.

At the core of these improvements are Gepco's new gas injected dielectric and manufacturing process control. The new gas-injected polyethylene dielectric has a faster velocity of propagation (82% to 84%), tight tolerance 75-ohm impedance and low attenuation and structural return loss across the entire 3 GHz bandwidth. These improvements result in a cable that can transmit high-speed video data more accurately and reliably, even at great distances. All these electrical improvements are accomplished while maintaining superior crush resistance. In fact, Gepco's proprietary process and compounds create a cable that is even more crush-resistant than other brands or previous types.

The conductive elements of Gepco's new High Definition series of video coax consist of a precision-drawn solid copper center conductor, and a 95% tinned copper braid with 100% foil shield for complete broadband shielding. The shield is designed to be easily terminated, with a more reliable connection due to the tight-angle braid weave and special non-bonded, fully conductive foil.

Gepco® International, with headquarters in Des Plaines, IL, and a branch location in Burbank, CA, has been a leading provider of studio and broadcast audio and video cables for more than 18 years. The company also specializes in manufacturing custom cable assemblies, panels, patch bay harnesses and breakout boxes. In addition, Gepco stocks and distributes connectors, patchbays and other cable-related products. For more information about Gepco, visit our Company Profile.


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