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General Cable Features Several Key Products in Gepco/General Cable Booth at NAB 2015

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, April 13, 2015General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to feature several key products in the Gepco/General Cable booth (#C6916) at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 13 – 16 including the Gepco® Brand SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester, Gepco® Brand Stadium Cables, Gepco® Brand HDC920P Plenum Hybrid Fiber Camera Cable and General Cable’s Blown Optical Fiber (BOF) System.

Gepco® Brand SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester Ideal for use in sports/events broadcasting, fixed and mobile facilities or wherever a SMPTE HD camera cable is used, the Gepco® Brand SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester tests both electrical and optical circuits while the intuitive display graphically depicts which contact is defective or pinned out incorrectly. Compatible with all SMPTE 304 standard connectors, the SMPTE-304TS has a portable, hand-held design and provides over 40 hours of continuous use without recharging, while the diagnostic OLED backlit display can be easily seen in direct sunlight or at night. Each SMPTE-304TS test set includes a metering unit and optical source unit with black aluminum frames, a rechargeable NiMH battery with charger, a USB to USB-mini charging cable and a rugged ABS plastic carrying case. Visitors can learn how easy it is to use the most comprehensive tester for hybrid fiber camera cables by viewing a demonstration in NAB Booth #C6916.


General Cable Blown Optical Fiber (BOF) SystemsGepco® Brand Stadium Cables allow for simplified installation of one cable across Direct Burial and Riser applications. Typical indoor and outdoor applications require the installer to use different cables and splice the two together, requiring more time, while also making the installation vulnerable to signal loss or errors. With Gepco Brand stadium cables, the installer can run a single cable from the outside direct burial environments directly into buildings for riser applications, no splicing necessary. They feature two-ply water-blocking tape and water-swellable fillers (audio only) for advanced water protection in direct burial installations while also retaining a CMR rating. Available in single-pair audio (61801SC), high-definition RG 11 coax (VHD1100SC) and RG 11 triax (VT61811SC), all Gepco Brand stadium cables are ideal for extended-distance runs.


Gepco® Brand HDC920P Plenum Hybrid Fiber Cable Rounding out the complete line of Gepco Brand hybrid fiber camera cables, the Gepco® Brand HDC920P Plenum Hybrid Fiber Camera Cable, designed for permanent installation SMPTE 311 applications in plenum air spaces, features a flexible, white UL rated PVC jacket. In the hybrid 311 format, the HD video signal is transmitted over two single-mode optical fibers to ensure accurate and extended-distance data transmission. To increase the durability, Gepco uses a special nylon-based polymer with increased tensile strength for the fiber coatings, and a 16 AWG steel strength member is cabled at the center of the cable core. All copper elements feature heat-resistant PE insulation and a shielded copper braid.

General Cable Blown Optical Fiber (BOF) SystemsGeneral Cable’s Blown Optical Fiber (BOF) System provides significant and measurable time, cost and service benefits to a Broadcast cabling network throughout its life cycle. General Cable’s BOF System, which is offered as 2 thru 12 fibers per Microduct or as 6, 12 or 18 bundled fibers per Microduct solution, provides numerous advantages over conventional fiber optic systems, including the reduction of the total lifecycle cost and an increase in flexibility for the designers of fiber optic networks. Blown optical fiber accommodates Moves, Adds and Changes (MACs) easily and quickly with minimal disruption. The Blolite® Individual Blown Optical Fiber System is best suited for Broadcast premise applications with shorter distances that may contain tight bends and turns, while the NextGen® Brand Bundled Blown Optical Fiber System is ideal in applications that contain longer, straighter paths. Both systems will be demonstrated in NAB Booth #C6916.

“We’re pleased to demonstrate at NAB some of the time- and cost-saving products that General Cable has to offer the Broadcast market, as well as highlight others that fill some very specific needs,” said John Zerbe, Product Manager, Gepco Brand Products, General Cable.

General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper, and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, construction, industrial, specialty and communications markets. In August 2009, Gepco International was acquired by General Cable. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

Gepco® has been an industry-leading brand of studio, stage and broadcast AV cables for over 30 years. As a solutions-based supplier, Gepco provides bulk cable, SMPTE fiber and fiber products, panels, assemblies and the ability to customize it all for a complete solution.

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Gepco® Brand SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester  PDF
Gepco® Brand Stadium Cables  PDF
Gepco® Brand HDC920P Plenum Hybrid Fiber Camera Cable  PDF
General Cable’s Blown Optical Fiber (BOF) System  PDF

 

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