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Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne®

Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne®

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 13, 2010 — Gepco International, an industry leader in professional audio and video interconnect products, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Systems, a premier provider of fiber optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications. Through this partnership, Gepco will launch a new line of fiber optic transport products made by MultiDyne called Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® at Content and Communications World (CCW), October 13-14. This marks Gepco’s first venture into active products, allowing Gepco to further provide complete solutions to the broadcast and pro A/V markets. To celebrate this new connection between the two companies, Gepco (CCW Booth #1320) and MultiDyne (CCW Booth #916) will link their two booths at the CCW show via fiber utilizing products in the new line.

“Gepco’s strong fiber and assembly capabilities coupled with MultiDyne’s leading fiber transport products make this partnership a natural fit,? said Joe Zajac, Market Development Manager for Gepco. “Gepco has always been a solutions provider. Extending our range of solutions to active products makes sense for our customers so they can get everything they need in one place.?

The Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® line will feature six pairs of products (transmitters and receivers) designed to convert an electrical signal to an optical one, allowing for much longer transmission distances, lower total weight of cabling and significant cost savings.

Systems for the transport of SDI signals over fiber include the GP-3GSB, GP-1500, GP-3000 and GP-3500. At only three inches in length, the GP-3GSB is a miniature, ultra-portable fiber optic link for the transport of up to 3 Gbps HDTV signals (1080p 3G-SDI). In larger, yet still compact and portable configurations, the GP-1500 transports up to 1.5 Gbps HDTV signals (HD-SDI), while the GP-3000 transports up to 3 Gbps HDTV signals (1080p 3G-SDI). Finally, the GP-3500 provides up to 3 Gbps fiber optic transport (1080p 3G-SDI) with audio, intercom and bi-directional data for camera and POV. All four systems support embedded audio and data in the HD-SDI video signal.

Created to extend HDMI® distance limitations, the GP-HDMI is a low-cost HDMI® fiber link with HDCP copyright protection and EDID functionality. The fully uncompressed HDMI® signal is transported over one fiber supporting WUXGA up to 1920 x 1200.

Designed for the transport of DVI-I, RGB-HV and DVI-D over one fiber, the GP-6000 is ideally suited for sending high-quality, high-resolution digital video—up to WUXGA 1920 x 1200—over long distances. The GP-6000 can convert all formats into a SMPTE-compliant 3G optical and electrical transport stream that can be distributed through any standard 3G-SDI routing switcher providing extreme versatility and equipment interoperability.

“We’re pleased to be launching this new partnership with Gepco and providing the Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® product line. Gepco will not only be able to introduce these systems to new markets, but they’ll also be able to offer the convenience of stocked inventory as well as the corresponding assemblies necessary for operation,? said Frank Jachetta, Managing Director of MultiDyne.

The Gepco® Powered by MultiDyne® name reflects the commitment of both companies to work together, and most products in the line will backed by MultiDyne’s seven-year warranty.

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 www.gepco.com or www.generalcable.com.

About MultiDyne: For more than 30 years, MultiDyne has been a leading provider of innovative and outstanding video and fiber-optic-based transport and routing systems for the broadcast, cable, satellite, production, digital cinema, pro A/V, corporate, retail, surveillance, teleconferencing, judicial arraignment, transportation, government, military, and healthcare markets. MultiDyne’s fiber optic transport and routing systems for video, SDI, 3G HD, DVB/ASI, VGA, DVI, HDMI, audio, AES, Ethernet, data, CATV, as well as the company’s other broadcast accessories are used worldwide by such industry leaders as ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, RAI, BBC and the Department of Transportation. MultiDyne provides a seven-year warranty on its core product line. For more information, call MultiDyne at 1-877-MULTIDYNE or 1-516-671-7278, visit the company’s Web site at www.multidyne.com, or send an e-mail to sales@multidyne.com.

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