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General Cable Launches Gepco® Brand Stadium Cables at the 2014 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 7, 2014 — General Cable is pleased to launch its line of Gepco® Brand Stadium Cables at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth #C7708) April 7-10, 2014. The new line of 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.

Gepco stadium cables 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 stadium cables provide solid performance across two very different applications,” said Brian Lamar, Product Manager, General Cable Communications Products. “Gepco and General Cable are pleased to provide a solution that makes installation for stadiums and other outdoor venues quicker and easier.”

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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.

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General Cable Demos Gepco® Brand SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester at NAB 2014

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 7, 2014 — General Cable is pleased to demonstrate its valuable Gepco® Brand SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth #C7708) April 7-10, 2014. Visitors can learn how easy it is to use the most comprehensive tester for hybrid fiber camera cables while earning chances to win the complete SMPTE-304TS test kit.

Participating in the demonstration is just one way to earn entries in the drawing. Additional chances to win can be earned by watching a demonstration video and filling out a contact form on the gepco.com website, as well as by sharing the contest on LinkedIn. Full details about how to participate can be found at gepco.com/WinaSMPTEtester. The final drawing for the SMPTE-304TS kit will be held April 11, 2014, after the NAB Show has concluded.

Ideal for use in sports/events broadcasting, fixed and mobile facilities or wherever a SMPTE HD camera cable is used, the SMPTE-304TS 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.

“Because it tests both electrical and optical circuits, it’s the most comprehensive tester available for hybrid fiber camera cables,” said Brian Lamar, Product Manager, General Cable Communications Products. “The portable design of the SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester and its many features make it easy to verify your cables before and after installation.”

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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.

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Gepco® Brand Plenum Hybrid Fiber Cable Debuts at the 2014 NAB Show

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 7, 2014 — General Cable is pleased to announce the addition of the Gepco® Brand HDC920P Plenum Hybrid Fiber Camera Cable at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth #C7708) April 7-10, 2014. For permanent installation in plenum air spaces, the new HDC920P fiber optic and copper conductor hybrid fiber cable for SMPTE 311 applications 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.

The HDC920P joins the complete line of Gepco Brand SMPTE 311 hybrid fiber camera cables. The HDC920 comes in an extra-flexible, abrasion-resistant TPE compound that is ideal for portable, studio and outdoor broadcast applications, while the HDC920R comes in a riser rated PVC outer jacket for permanent installation. Designed for permanent underground installation, the HDC920PEF has an extra-rugged polyethylene jacket and water blocking tape wrapped around the cable core. Heavy-duty versions with a modified construction for rugged environments are also available.

“The HDC920P adds to an already robust line of Gepco Brand Hybrid Fiber Camera Cables,” said Brian Lamar, Product Manager, General Cable Communications Products. “We are pleased to be able to provide a complete solution for any hybrid fiber application.”

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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.

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Gepco® Brand Lightweight and Flexible 7.8 mm Hybrid Fiber Camera Cable Featured at NAB 2014

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, APRIL 7, 2014 — General Cable is pleased to demonstrate the flexible and lightweight, yet durable Gepco® Brand HDC720HD 7.8 mm Hybrid Fiber Cable at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth #C7708) April 7-10, 2014. Radically different from typical industry products but with the same performance characteristics of traditional SMPTE 311 cables, the HDC720HD 7.8 mm hybrid fiber cable is 16 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter in design. Visitors will be able to feel for themselves the differences in size, weight and flexibility of the HDC720HD compared to a typical portable 9.2 mm cable and how those differences add up when in use in the field.

The revolutionary construction of the HDC720HD starts with replacing the typical heavy steel strength member with a Kevlar® strength member that has the same pull strength of steel, but is lighter and more flexible. Unlike steel, Kevlar expands and contracts at the same rate as the glass members during temperature extremes, keeping the elements in the cable aligned reducing migration. Using Kevlar in place of steel also means the cable has virtually no memory making the cable easier to pay off, lay flat and wind back up on the drum.

For further durability, the HDC720HD utilizes bend-insensitive fiber elements with very low attenuation and a bend radius of 0.2 mm—versus 2.0 mm for traditional single-mode fiber—in a breakout style with additional Kevlar protection around the individual fibers.

In the HDC720HD, the typical outer braid is replaced with two 18 AWG drain wires and a foil shield that allow the cable to be more flexible, lighter and smaller in diameter. The power conductors consist of two
16 AWG conductors so you can still achieve the same distance a regular SMPTE 311 cable performs to. The master jacket of HDC720HD is polyurethane material with a glossy finish that reduces the pickup of dirt and debris from outside applications, making it easier to keep clean.

“The HDC720HD design provides a lightweight, flexible solution with the added bonus of reducing migration errors caused by temperature extremes,” said Brian Lamar, Product Manager, General Cable Communications Products. “This makes the HDC720HD extremely ideal for use in portable applications and with high-definition Steadicams.”

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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® Brand Solutions for Live Music Venues Displayed at the 2014 NAMM Show

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 23, 2014 — General Cable is pleased to showcase its Gepco® Brand solutions for live music venues including RunONE™ Powered Cables and the DLC Series DMX Lighting Control Cables among others at the 2014 NAMM Show (Booth #6983) January 23-26, 2014.

Gepco Brand RunONE™ Powered Cables combine audio and power, along with optional data, under a single durable, yet flexible jacket. Shielding around the power channels eliminates power noise from interrupting the audio/data signal, ensuring high-quality performance. With multiple uses for corporations, DJs, lighting rigs and tours, RunONE allows the user to pull a single cable in place of multiple cables, providing a portable and neat solution that saves time and hassle.

Especially relevant to live music venues, the RunONE Touring Line was designed with larger-gauge power conductors and an overall shield specifically for touring and production use. The 12 AWG power conductors of the Touring Line provide a lower voltage drop for long distance runs, while the overall shield reduces outside noise often encountered during those longer runs. At the NAMM Show, the Gepco booth will highlight the varied applications for RunONE, including self-powered speakers, stage boxes that combine audio and power, and lights using DMX signals.

Gepco® Brand DLC Series DMX Lighting Control Cables will also be displayed at NAMM, including the newest additions to the series, the DLC122 and DLC222. Ideal for heavy production use, rigging and touring conditions, the DLC122 and DLC222 feature larger 22 AWG conductors for use in extended distance runs without signal loss, as well as an extremely durable and abrasion-resistant, yet flexible, polyurethane jacket. The DLC series lighting control cable is a true DMX cable with 120 Ohm impedance, low capacitance, double (foil and braid) shield and color-coded conductors for easy identification. Unlike conventional cables that are not intended for data transmission, the DLC series offers reliable data transfer through its data-specific design. The single- and dual-pair designs of the DLC series accommodate multiple lighting manufacturers’ products, and the DLC222 and DLC224 meet the United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) standards for DMX512 cable specifications.

“General Cable is happy to provide Gepco products tailored to touring and live music venues,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “The newest additions to the Gepco Brand RunONE and DLC series will provide the best performance in tough, heavy-production and touring conditions.”

In addition to RunONE and the DLC Series, the Gepco booth will display microphone and instrument cables as well as heavy-duty tactical cat 5e and fiber cables with Neutrik® etherCON® or opticalCON® connectors for protocols such as CobraNet®, MADI, EtherSound™, A-Net®, LightViper & OPTOCORE®.

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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.

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General Cable Demos Gepco® Brand’s Time-Saving Online Paneldesigner™ at CCW 2013

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 — General Cable will demonstrate its time-saving Gepco® Brand Online Paneldesigner™ at the 2013 Content and Communications World (CCW) conference and exhibition (Booth #1311) in New York City November 13-14, 2013. From wall plates to custom rack-mountable chassis, Gepco has long been able to produce almost any type of custom panel for Broadcast or Professional A/V applications. Now, Paneldesigner provides a time-saving, visual interface for designing custom panels.

Paneldesigner allows the user to choose the panel type, size, material, finish, connectors and lettering options so the user can quickly and easily submit his or her custom panel for a quote or order. Expandable menus provide easy reference for the multitude of connectors available, while the drag and drop interface makes designing a panel simple.

A user can get started with just a few clicks by typing in an email and password. When registering for a full account, all of the user’s projects can be stored within the account and edited and referenced at any time. The online Paneldesigner is available for use and can be found on the Gepco.com Website.

“We’re always looking for ways to make things easier for our customers, so we’re pleased to provide this very helpful tool,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “The online Paneldesigner allows customers to carefully plan out their designs, create folders for specific jobs and save drawings so they can come back to them at any time in the future.”

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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.

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Gepco® Brand SMPTE Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester Introduced at CCW 2013

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 — General Cable is pleased to unveil its new Gepco® Brand SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester at the 2013 Content and Communications World (CCW) conference and exhibition (Booth #1311) in New York City November 13-14, 2013. Ideal for use in sports/events broadcasting, fixed and mobile facilities or wherever a SMPTE HD camera cable is used, the SMPTE-304TS 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 cable, 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.

“Because it tests both electrical and optical circuits, it’s the only tester needed for hybrid fiber camera cables,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “The portable design of the SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester and its many features make it useful anywhere SMPTE HD camera cable is used.”

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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.

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General Cable Debuts Gepco® Brand’s Breakthrough 7.2 mm Hybrid Fiber at CCW 2013

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 — General Cable is pleased to debut a breakthrough in hybrid fiber cabling for mobile and permanent install SMPTE applications with the new Gepco® Brand HDC720HD 7.2 mm Hybrid Fiber Cable at the 2013 Content and Communications World (CCW) conference and exhibition (Booth #1311) in New York City November 13-14, 2013. Radically different from typical industry products, the HDC720HD is the first piece of a patent-pending hybrid fiber system that solves the most common durability issues associated with SMPTE camera cables in a smaller, lightweight design.

The revolutionary construction of the HDC720HD starts with eliminating the typical heavy steel strength member which often contributes to premature cable failure due to different expansion and contraction rates of the individual elements within the SMPTE hybrid fiber cable during temperature extremes. In the HDC720HD, the steel is replaced by a Kevlar® strength member that has the same pull strength of steel, but is lighter and more flexible. Unlike steel, the Kevlar strength member expands and contracts at the same rate as the glass members. Using Kevlar in place of steel also means the cable has virtually no memory making the cable easier to pay off, lay flat and wind back up on the drum.

For further durability, the HDC720HD utilizes bend-insensitive fiber elements with very low attenuation and a bend radius of 0.2 mm—versus 2.0 mm for traditional single-mode fiber—in a breakout style with additional Kevlar protection around the individual fibers.

In the HDC720HD, the typical outer braid is replaced with two 18 AWG drain wires that allow the cable to be more flexible, lighter and smaller in diameter. The master jacket of HDC720HD is polyurethane, which is tougher than PVC for rugged outdoor use, and its glossy finish reduces the pickup of dirt and debris from outside applications, making it easier to keep clean.

With a 31-percent smaller diameter and a 40 percent weight savings over 9.2 mm cables, HDC720HD allows 300 meters of cable on a drum in the same space and with less weight than 200 meters of 9.2 mm cable occupies.

“The new HDC720HD cable fixes so many of the common issues with SMPTE hybrid fiber camera cables with the added bonus of being smaller and lightweight,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “This makes the HDC720HD extremely ideal for use in portable applications and with high-definition Steadicams.”

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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.

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General Cable Highlights Gepco® Brand Time-Saving Online Tool and Cables at 135th AES Convention

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 18, 2013 — General Cable will focus on time savings as it highlights its Gepco® Brand Online Paneldesigner™ and Gepco® Brand RunONE™ Powered Cables at the 135th AES Convention (Booth # 2540) in New York City October 18-20, 2013. With Paneldesigner, the user-friendly, visual interface for designing custom panels; and RunONE Powered Cables, a portable and fast solution that combines power, audio and optional data under a single durable and flexible jacket; users can free up their time and energy for other critical tasks at hand.

From wall plates to custom rack-mountable chassis, Gepco has long been able to produce almost any type of custom panel for Broadcast or Professional A/V applications. Now, Paneldesigner’s time-saving, visual interface allows the user to choose the panel type, size, material, finish, connectors and lettering options so the user can quickly and easily submit his or her custom panel for a quote or order. Expandable menus provide easy reference for the multitude of connectors available, while the drag and drop interface makes designing a panel simple.

A user can get started with just a few clicks by typing in an email and password. When registering for a full account, all of the user’s projects can be stored within the account and edited and referenced at any time. The online Paneldesigner is available for use and can be found on the Gepco.com Website.

With multiple uses for corporations, DJs, lighting rigs and tours, RunONE Powered Cables allow the user to pull a single cable in place of multiple cables, providing a portable and neat solution that saves time and hassle. Each RunONE cable combines one channel of power with two, eight or 12 channels of 110 Ohm balanced audio for line level, mic level or digital AES audio signals and can be used with self-powered speakers or in DMX lighting control. Additional configurations of RunONE include two channels of Category 5e cable that can be used for data drops in remote power and audio applications. Snakes with optional data can also be used for digital audio transmission while sending power to Front of House (FOH) for remote locations. Shielding around the power channels eliminates power noise from interrupting the audio/data signal, ensuring high-quality performance.

RunONE cables come in both Professional and Touring versions. The Touring Line of RunONE Cables is designed with larger-gauge (12 AWG) power conductors to provide a lower voltage drop for long-distance runs and an overall shield that reduces outside noise often encountered during those longer runs.

Terminated with industry-standard connectors, RunONE cables offer the option of Edison, IEC and Neutrik® powerCON® connectors for the power channel; 3-pin XLR, 5-pin XLR (for DMX lighting), TRS and Neutrik® convertCON® connectors for audio channels; and RJ45 and Neutrik® etherCON® connectors for optional data channels. RunONE cables are available in pre-defined and custom configurations.

“We’re always looking for ways to make things easier and save time for our customers, so we’re pleased to provide tools and cables that do just that,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products.

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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.

General Cable Unveils Latest Gepco® Brand Innovations in Hybrid Fiber Cabling and Accessories at IBC 2013

WOOD DALE, IL, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 — General Cable (IBC Stand 11.G61) will unveil its breakthrough Gepco® Brand HDC720HD 7.2 mm Hybrid Fiber Cable and new Gepco® Brand SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam September 13-17, 2013.

A leap forward in hybrid fiber cabling for mobile and permanent install SMPTE applications, the new Gepco® Brand HDC720HD 7.2 mm Hybrid Fiber Cable is the first piece of a patent-pending hybrid fiber system that solves the most common durability issues associated with SMPTE camera cables in a smaller, lightweight design.

The revolutionary construction of the HDC720HD starts with eliminating the typical heavy steel strength member, which often contributes to premature cable failure due to different expansion and contraction rates of the individual elements within the SMPTE hybrid fiber cable during temperature extremes. In the HDC720HD, the steel is replaced by a strength member that has the same pull strength of steel, but is lighter and more flexible. Unlike steel, this strength member expands and contracts at the same rate as the glass members. Using this new strength member in place of steel also means the cable has virtually no memory, making the cable easier to pay off, lay flat and wind back up on the drum.

For further durability, the HDC720HD utilizes bend-insensitive fiber elements with very low attenuation and a bend radius of 0.2 mm—versus 2.0 mm for traditional single-mode fiber—in a breakout style with additional Kevlar protection around the individual fibers.

In the HDC720HD, the typical outer braid is replaced with two 18 AWG drain wires that allow the cable to be more flexible, lighter and smaller in diameter. The master jacket of HDC720HD is polyurethane which is tougher than PVC for rugged outdoor use, and its glossy finish reduces the pickup of dirt and debris from outside applications making it easier to keep clean.

With a 31 percent smaller diameter and a 40 percent weight savings over 9.2 mm cables, HDC720HD allows 300 meters of cable on a drum in the same space and less weight than 200 meters of 9.2 mm cable occupies.

“The new HDC720HD cable fixes so many of the common issues with SMPTE hybrid fiber camera cables with the added bonus of being smaller and lightweight,” said Joe Zajac, Sales and Applications Engineer for Gepco® Brand Products. “This makes the HDC720HD extremely ideal for use in portable applications and with high-definition Steadicams.”

Also debuting at IBC, the Gepco® Brand SMPTE-304TS Hybrid Fiber Cable Tester is ideal for use in sports/events broadcasting, fixed and mobile facilities or wherever a SMPTE HD camera cable is used. The SMPTE-304TS 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.

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, 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 and cable assemblies for 30 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.

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