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Gepco® International to Rollout Complete Line
of Fiber & Copper Interconnect Solutions
at NAB 2010

DES PLAINES, IL, March 30, 2010— Gepco International (NAB Booth C5643), an industry leader in the manufacturing of professional audio and video cables, will roll out several new fiber products for its hybrid fiber distribution systems line-up, rounding out its full line at the NAB Show April 12-15, 2010. Gepco will also introduce its Gepco® Brand Enhanced Category 6 and 5e data communications cables, while featuring its V-CON multi-channel video connector system.

Engineered and manufactured to industry-leading standards, Gepco’s hybrid fiber distribution systems and cable assemblies, as well as comprehensive cable and connector options, provide complete fiber connectivity solutions for high-definition audio and video applications. The company’s extensive range of fiber distribution system products—including breakout racks, boxes, and panels, often featuring modular or expandable designs with multiple connection choices—can solve any cable connection or installation issue presented.

Hybrid Fiber Distribution SystemsNew to Gepco’s hybrid fiber distribution systems line are the following: HMD Hybrid Fiber Modular Distribution Racks; HMS Hybrid Fiber Fusion Splice Racks; HDR1 High-Density Distribution Racks; HSB Fusion Splice Boxes; HDB SMPTE Field & Studio Boxes; HMP8-Bxx SMPTE 304M Breakout Racks; and HMP8 Modular Hybrid Fiber & Triax Panels. Gepco’s distribution system products simplify and improve the cable installation process, while their modular and expandable designs allow for the greatest flexibility.

Gepco also offers a wide array of fiber optic cable assemblies including the Neutrik® OpticalCon®, Amphenol TAC-4 and TAC-12, LEMO® SMTPE 304M hybrid fiber camera cable assemblies, ST/SC/LC multi-mode or single-mode snakes, indoor permanent installation cable assemblies, and tactical and portable-use cable assemblies.

All of Gepco’s fiber cable assemblies are factory-terminated by Gepco and feature precision machine-polished contacts, which offer UPC quality to achieve –55dB typical return loss specifications. This process helps to attain excellent optical clarity and alignment, reducing back reflection and minimizing insertion loss. For further transmission assurance, all assemblies and distribution systems are 100% tested and verified for consistent performance and feature premium quality connectors and components.

“To meet the increased demand for fiber optic applications in the pro-audio, broadcast and commercial AV markets, we have expanded and enhanced our optical fiber product line,” said Gary Geppert, Vice President of Technology, Gepco Brand Products. “The combination of our cable products, distributed components and value-added services allows Gepco to function as a single-source supplier for fiber connectivity solutions to these markets.”

Gepco’s new branded line of Enhanced Category 6 and 5e data communications cables feature extended bandwidths and precision tolerances to meet or exceed the latest TIA/EIA and ISO standards. Designed to deliver reliability in leading-edge networking, data and video applications, every reel is ETL Listed and UL Verified to ensure consistent performance. Available in both plenum and riser constructions, Gepco Category 6 and 5e cable may be installed in a variety of applications and environments.

V-CON Connector SystemFinally, Gepco will be re-launching its V-CON line, the standard in multi-channel video, which is comprised of connectors, distribution racks, breakout boxes and cable assemblies. The V-CON connector system sets the bar for the interfacing of multiple video channels in a single connector format. Designed to withstand the harsh environments encountered in outdoor broadcast, mobile production and staging applications, the V-CON system combines both precision electrical performance and exceptional durability in a single design.

Gepco, who joined forces with General Cable in August 2009, has broadened its capabilities to provide the right cabling solutions to meet your project requirements. Gepco is the complete interconnect solutions provider with innovative designs and breadth of product, including audio, video and network cables, cable assemblies, connectors and specialty products, paired with General Cable’s Carol® Brand extensive line of Electronics and Cord products.

Come see what's brewing at our 2010 NAB Show Booth C5643 with Gepco and Carol Brand products. Gepco & General Cable...Providing the Perfect Product Blend.

Gepco International, with headquarters in Des Plaines, IL, and distribution centers in Burbank, CA, and Clifton, NJ, has been a leading manufacturer of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables and cable assemblies for over 28 years. As a complete solutions-based supplier, Gepco also offers value-added service and distribution of connectors, cable management products, patch panels, and wire and cable accessories. Gepco was acquired by General Cable in August 2009.

General Cable, (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets. For more information about Gepco and other General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at or


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