NextGen® 50 Micron Multimode Fiber Cables Now Available with Corning® ClearCurve®
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, March 11, 2010 - General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce that it has re-engineered its NextGen® Brand line of 50 micron multimode fiber to include ClearCurve® glass technology from Corning® Incorporated. ClearCurve OM2, OM3 and OM4 ultra-bendable multimode optical fiber will now come standard in all of General Cable’s NextGen indoor and indoor/outdoor fiber optic cables with BI, BE, BL and BM glass types.
ClearCurve’s improved bending performance will provide greater reliability in NextGen fiber solutions compared to current options, allowing for increased installation margins for the end user. These cables are designed specifically for more challenging data center and enterprise applications where tight-bend situations in Local Area Network (LAN) and data center environments may exist. General Cable’s NextGen cables featuring ClearCurve multimode fiber will experience minimal increases in attenuation even when exposed to severe bending requirements.
“Our NextGen fiber cables with ClearCurve are fully standards-compliant,” said Greg Carnes, Product Manager of Fiber Products, General Cable. “They are also completely backwards compatible with the installed base and may be connectorized with standard equipment.”
General Cable manufactures a wide range of high-performance NextGen® Brand fiber optic cables and GenSPEED® Brand copper data communications cables. Also ask about our PanGen™ Structured Cabling Solutions, which, in partnership with Panduit, provide market-focused open-architecture network infrastructure copper and fiber solutions. General Cable … Delivering solutions that keep you connected.
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General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 company 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 energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets. The Company offers competitive strengths in such areas as breadth of product line, brand recognition, distribution and logistics, sales and service and operating efficiency. Visit us at www.GeneralCable.com.
The Company has accelerated its environmental commitment, addressing its Green Alternative Approach by identifying greener opportunities and promoting green cabling solutions wherever feasible. This includes promoting General Cable’s existing green products, like the new 17 FREE™ Halogen-Free Premise riser cables; partnering with key customers in their green endeavors; identifying and providing resources for green product gaps; and participating as members in the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and collaborative ventures such as the Green Suppliers Network (GSN).
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