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Extron Announces Next Generation Cable Cubby Enclosures for AV Connectivity and AC Power

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce the Cable Cubby Series/2, the next generation of Cable Cubby cable access enclosures for AV connectivity and AC power. These durable, furniture-mountable enclosures are available in two sizes and feature a slim, unobtrusive design that is ideal for use on surfaces where space is at a premium. For fast installation, a simple integrated clamp system secures the Cable Cubby Series/2 enclosures to the furniture surface. The patent-pending, modular enclosures accommodate Extron Retractors, AV cables, or AAP-Architectural Adapter Plates. Cables and AAPs can be installed or serviced from the top of the enclosure after installation. Cable Cubby Series/2 enclosures are available in a black anodized or brushed aluminum finish to blend in seamlessly with modern furniture and room decor. more

Optocore Delivers Quality Sound Over Long Distances for CheongShim Peace World Center

Fiber Transport System Boasts Superior Audio, Reliability and Cost-Effectiveness as Key Benefits

GAPYEONG, SOUTH KOREA, DECEMBER 3, 2013 — When the CheongShim Peace World Center first opened in late 2011, the AV technology team knew that the vast size of the arena (it seats up to 25,000 people) would dictate the type of audio and data transport system that would support it. Traditional analog lines were just not going to cut it. Instead, the team turned to Optocore, the leading provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video and data in a variety of markets, for its fiber transport technology.

Located just over 21 miles outside of Seoul in the Gapyeong District in South Korea’s Kyunggi province, CheongShim Peace World Center is owned by Unification Church (also known as Moonism) and is the largest multipurpose hall in the area, to date. The approximately 1,367-square-foot (127 meter) steel-frame structure boasts a 29 ½ foot (9 meter) high arena that is generally used for various activities by the Unification Church’s general assembly, as well as for corporate events, concerts, plays or CF (commercial) shooting. Paired with Yamaha gear, the recently installed Optocore fiber system is just what was needed to properly transmit audio digitally from the microphones to the Front of House (FOH) and the PA system to its large constituency. Without it, the size of the venue would be just too big to transmit microphone signals over analog lines.

“We chose the Optocore system for its reliable optical transmission system, in order to ensure the audio would be heard throughout our large arena,” says Kim Hanchoon, audio/video technical director, CheongShim Peace World Center. “Traditional cabling was just not going to be reliable enough and while Optocore is still a rather new technology to many here in South Korea, we were happy to expose the team to Optocore’s fiber optic transmission method and all of the benefits that can be reaped from it.”

The equipment has been installed to support Front of House (FOH) as well as the sound control room. The Optocore DD32E system consists of three X6P-16IN units in the stage rack, each with 48 channels of analog mic inputs to digital and one X6-16OUT with 16 channel digital to analog converter. In addition, the DD32E provides AES/EBU feeds to the system’s loudspeaker DSP controllers at the main mix position, with a Yamaha PM5D mixing console loaded with one Optocore YG2 fiber optic card and two additional Optocore YS2 Slave cards that allow for up to 48 inputs and outputs to/from the Optocore network to the mixing console, as well as control of the X6 Optocore microphone preamps.

In the sound control room there is a Yamaha DM2000VCM mixing console loaded with an Optocore YG2 fiber optic card and two Optocore YS2 Slave cards that allow for up to 48 inputs and outputs to/from the Optocore network to the mixing console as well as control of the X6 Optocore microphone preamps. Rounding out the system, the technical team uses speakers and a speaker control unit from Meyer Sound.

Of the many benefits that the Optocore system has provided to the church, three stand outs for Hanchoon include sound quality, console connectivity and long-distance transmission.

“Having the Optocore system in place enables us to transmit signals by a fiber optic cable without noise or any audio loss,” he explains. “When our audio is passing through small outputs such as at the microphone level, there is no noise to distract our constituents; they are hearing the sermon, loud and clear, which is something that’s very important to us. In addition, it’s easy to control the Optocore system with the touch of a button on the console, while it also can handle the user to patch in all 48 channels, easily configuring the control layers.”

Finally, Hanchoon says he is pleased with the long-distance capabilities that fiber optic transmission has afforded to the church.

“It’s often the case when using a multi-cable setup for a long distance signal, that there might be a loss of signal transmission caused by the circuit size that is over 200 meters, such as in our case,” he says. “By utilizing Optocore and fiber optics instead, we can overcome the distance barriers, ensuring smooth, reliable transport every time.”

“We are so pleased to provide such a complete solution to the A/V team at CheongShim World Peace Center,” says Tine Helme, director, Optocore. “The fact that our system can be used in three ways—as an electrical transmission system by multi-cable (analog), signal transmission of console and stage box (using PM5D and DSP50) by UTP cable, as well as optic transmission—is further proof of the unprecedented benefits that fiber transport can bring to even the most challenging of situations, such as CheongShim’s large venue.”

About Optocore
Based in Munich, Germany, Optocore is the world market leading provider of scalable, high-bandwidth, low–latency fiber-optic networks for the transmission of audio, video and data. For 20 years, Optocore has been continuously innovating and setting new standards with regards to digital network technology. Optocore builds and develops synchronous optical fiber and CAT5 based network solutions for broadcast professionals, fixed installations and live event applications. Utilizing leading-edge technology and high-quality components Optocore guarantees durability and therefore long-term market and customer satisfaction. Due to the open system architecture, Optocore’s platform offers other manufacturers the option to transfer conventional standard audio, video and data formats used in the pro audio industry, via a fiber and CAT5 network. Technical expertise, QoS and an extensive support structure are guaranteed to all customers, together with the highest level of quality controls. For more information, visit www.optocore.com.

Tributaries® Launches New Series 4 Cables

Orlando, FL—Tributaries proudly introduces a new series of interconnect cables, handmade at the company’s headquarters in Orlando, Florida. The Series 4 cables achieve a level of performance far above previous models of Series 3 and Series 5 cables, and will be on display during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Suite 29-326 at the Venetian Hotel in conjunction with Clarus Cable and Waterfall Audio.

Tributaries has made major changes in the construction of the audio cables by changing the coaxial design to a perfect twisted pair geometry with solid conductors which yields more accurate signal transfer. Digital and video cables employ a 75-ohm coaxial design with an upgraded solid conductor for a higher level of performance.

The cosmetics of the cable and connectors of the Series 4 line have been designed to elevate this line of cables to a new level of elegance not seen before at this price point. “We are excited with the performance of the Series 4 cables,” said Joe Perfito, President of Tributaries Cable. “The use of new cable designs and updated cosmetics push the Series 4 to surpass the performance of our Series 3 and Series 5 cables. We’re also proud to say these products are made in the USA, allowing us to offer a superior level of quality control.”

Tributaries’ offers new Series 4 Audio Cables for analog RCA audio, balanced audio and subwoofer mono and Y cables. The Series 4 Digital/Video 75 ohm Cables are for digital audio and analog video.

All models available now.

Extron Introduces New TeamWork Collaboration System for Digital and Analog Sources

Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce TeamWork 601, the company’s newest digital collaboration system. The TeamWork 601 system supports up to four digital laptops or tablets, and two legacy analog computer-video and audio sources. Analog signals are digitized so that they can be switched to the display, along with native HDMI signals, on a single HDMI cable. TeamWork 601 works with most flat panel displays, laptops, and tablets. It also works with virtually any new or existing furniture system. Optional mounting hardware facilitates different collaboration table or work surface designs. Extron TeamWork is a fully customizable collaboration system that is ideal for corporate and education applications. Pre-configured packages, including the TeamWork 601, TeamWork 600, and TeamWork 400 are available for fast implementation with minimal setup. more

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.

New ICE Cable Systems HDMI Features Compact Head Design with GRIP Technology; Handles 15-lbs. of Pull-Force and Transmits 1080P/60 HZ Signals up to 100 feet without use of Baluns

Los Angeles, CA – ICE Cable Systems is shipping its new and improved Clear Series 2 HDMI Cables. Key features of the series include a compact head design, GRIP connector with locking technology and the ability to handle 1080P/60 HZ up to 100 feet (30 meters) without baluns. The line is comprised of pre-terminated cables in lengths from .5 meter to 30 meters and replaces the company’s original Clear Series.

ICE Cable’s unique GRIP connector attaches to female HDMI connectors with up to 15 lbs of pull-force, thus helping reduce disconnected cables and frivolous service calls. The compact size of the head (measures 10 MM by 19 MM by 21MM) contributes to easier side-by-side and stacking connections and takes up less space behind equipment.

In addition to an active chip set, proprietary cable technology allows the Clear Series 2 to achieve 1080P/60 HZ in runs up to 100 feet without the use of a balun, ideal for direct connections from Blu-ray DVD players and DVRs to the TV.

”Clear Series 2 is a game changer because it’s comprised of all the improvements that an integrator could want,” says ICE Cable Systems President Brian Rizzo. “With innovations in three key areas, this is a wish-list of HDMI cable technology at extremely-competitive prices.”

ICE Cable Systems has 41 active distributors in the US selling its products. Integrators can locate distributors in their area by visiting http://www.icecable.com/where-to-buy/ or by calling ICE Cable Systems at 310.444.1950.

About ICE Cable Systems: Founded in 2004 by president Brian Rizzo, ICE Cable Systems is a leading manufacturer of premium low-voltage wire and cable products serving the Audio Video, Alarm and Security, Commercial, Electrical Contracting and Data Center channels. The company’s products are available to integrators both directly and through more than 50 distributors in North America and internationally. ICE Cable’s success is driven by ingenuity and its desire to make superior products that offer more value to installers. www.icecable.com

Clarus Introduces USB for Crimson Series

Denver, CO—September 2013—Clarus® proudly introduces a USB cable for the Crimson Series, specifically designed for High Speed USB 2.0 computer audio applications. The new Crimson USB will be introduced during the 2013 CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado in booth 2321.

The engineering of the Crimson USB cable is the result of careful consideration of the complex issues associated with the design of digital cable, namely the preservation of signal integrity including minimization of jitter and the elimination of noise. To satisfy these design requirements, the Crimson USB cable is manufactured from heavy gauge PCOCC copper, Pure Copper by the Ohno Continuous Casting—a process that yields the purest copper available today. The USB features 20AWG power conductors to ensure there is adequate current flow to USB audio devices.

Clarus Crimson USB

To reduce jitter and timing issues, the Crimson USB cable is manufactured using high-precision wire twisting machines that ensure perfectly match twisted pairs. Skin effect is minimized by plating the solid-core PCOCC signal conductors with 6.1% solid silver. For noise elimination, there are effectively six layers of shielding to prevent the power signal or outside EMI/RFI from corrupting the digital USB signal. This heavy-duty protection also prevents emission of the high frequency USB signal from the cable, which if leaked, would adversely effect nearby cabling and electronics.

Like all Crimson Series cables, the new USB is covered with an attractive black and red woven jacket, complemented by painstakingly meticulous hand-craftsmanship.

Available in October 2013 in one- and two-meter lengths.

MSRP: 1m – $250 and 2m – $350

Clarus digital and analog audio Interconnects, speaker, and power cabling offer a patented design incorporating three distinctly different conductor types, each individually insulated; solid heavy-gauge conductors, flat conductors and spiral-ribbon conductors (with a non-conductive core). By designing audio and digital cables with multiple strand sizes and shapes, Clarus Cables dramatically improves clarity, resulting in more open and transparent sound.

Please visit the website at http://www.claruscable.com for additional information.

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