DS-3 and DS-4 75 Ohm Cross-Connect Cable for Central Office Applications

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, April 16, 2007– General Cable features two 75 Ohm coaxial cable products used primarily in Central Office applications.  The General Cable Series 734 and 735A product families are designed for use in DS3 transmission facilities as cross connect wire between digital network components.  Both products are available in a wide range of conductor counts, as well as with a 22AWG tracer wire, ensuring that customers can select exactly the right product to meet their needs.

Both Series 734 and 735A products include a silver-plated copper conductor, an aluminum foil and tinned copper braid.  They are jacketed in flame retardant PVC and are available in UL type CMR (riser) or CMP (plenum) versions. 

“The addition of Series 734 and 735A coaxial cable products strengthens General Cable’s product portfolio for Central Office applications,” said Greg Carnes, General Cable’s Product Manager, Central Office and Fiber Products.  “The 734 and 735A cables provide a nice complement to our existing breadth of twisted pair Central Office products.  We are now positioned to provide most of the cross connect cables our customers may require.”

General Cable manufactures a wide range of high performance central office, fiber optic and GenSPEED® copper cable. 

General Cable (NYSE: BGC), headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the communications, energy, industrial and specialty markets.  The Company offers competitive strengths in such areas as breadth of product line, brand recognition, distribution and logistics, service and operating efficiency.  Communications wire and cable products transmit low-voltage signals for voice, data, video and control applications.  Energy cables include low-, medium- and high-voltage power distribution and power transmission products.  The Industrial and Specialty segment is comprised of application-specific cables for uses such as electrical power generation (traditional fuels, alternative and renewable sources, and distributed generation), the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, mining, industrial automation, marine, military and aerospace applications, power applications in the telecommunications industry, and other key industrial segments.  Visit our website at www.GeneralCable.com.

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