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Gepco Introduces Hybrid Electrical & Fiber
Component Distribution Rack

Rack Allows Distribution of Hybrid Fiber Camera Interconnects
Over Separate Electrical and Single-mode Fiber Optic Cables

LAS VEGAS, NV , March 16, 2006—Gepco International, an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of quality professional audio and video cables for over two decades, has introduced the HDRA, an angled, two-rack unit hybrid fiber distribution rack. This new addition to Gepco's HDR series features an angled two-rack unit front panel that reduces connector protrusion and cable strain.

The HDRA hybrid fiber distribution rack provides a simplified solution for the onsite installation of SMPTE hybrid fiber interconnections. Each hybrid fiber connector is broken out to separate single-mode fiber ST connectors and an electrical five-pin connector. This component level breakout simplifies the termination process by eliminating the need for the specialized on-site labor and equipment required to terminate hybrid fiber connectors.

The HDRA system also offers improved serviceability, allowing for faster repair of camera connector positions. If a fiber contact is damaged or worn, the contact jumpers can easily be replaced onsite, eliminating the need to completely cut and reterminate a standard hybrid fiber connector.

To ensure long service life and dependable performance in broadcast applications, the HDRA only utilizes precision grade components. The HDRA features machine-polished optical contacts, ceramic alignment sleeves, metal connector shells, dust caps, an extra-large designation strip, and is expandable up to four channels. In addition, five and six channel versions are available on special order.

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 20 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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